| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Why do we put up with all the tax-season crap again? Oh, right, because it's the law. And because we might just get a big ol' refund out of it. But once you've got the cash, you have to answer one more question: How to spend it? Young Money columnist...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Throughout nearly a decade, Scattered Trees evolved from a solo project into a full-on, major label-signed band, so it was with some reservation that founder and frontman Nate Eiesland pulled the plug on the local indie-rock crew after brothers Jason...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:15 PM
With 24 games in the books, the first half of the Blackhawks' 2013 season has been one for the ages. To mark the occasion, RedEye spoke with Blackhawks announcer Eddie Olczyk as well as fans about why they're so excited about this team.
What are the...
| Feb 14, 2013
Zero stars (out of four)
I don’t know when or how “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” came about, but here’s the phone conversation that may as well have taken place between star Charlie Sheen and writer/director Roman...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Sometimes it really does pay to have friends in high places.
For more than seven years, musician/artist Lady Starlight, born Colleen Martin, has been a close confidant of pop icon Lady Gaga. In the early days, she served as an artistic collaborator and...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
It's like stuffing a car full of clowns ... A carload of TV stars with Chicago ties are among the 765 artists set to make funny April 1-7 at the 16th annual Chicago Improv Festival.
"I'm thrilled that Craig and I will finally get to make stuff up for...
| Jun 18, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
When was the last time you saw Kanye West smile? He was once a schoolyard dick-joke rapper; now he’s “all black everything,” every day, constantly dressed for a funeral and fighting the paparazzi with Kim...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:25 PM
I can't decide whether I love, hate or love to hate HBO's "True Blood" (8 p.m. CT June 16, HBO; 2 stars out of 4). With its many repeated plot points and an ever-increasing roster of supernatural beings, it doesn't seem to be aging as gracefully as its...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 6:46 AM
There was a time when you couldn't walk past a news stand without tripping over a new Kanye West interview. Times have changed. News stands have basically ceased to exist, and Yeezy's a little more judicious about who gets to publish his thoughts. (Also,...
| Jun 7, 2013
Dear Amy: I am a 22-year-old woman, and I'm having issues with a friend. She and I have been very close friends for half of our lives, but as time goes on she is changing.
I can't figure out if I should start to keep my distance from her because I...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:32 AM
“Graceland” star Daniel Sunjata decided to become an actor partly because he would get to experience different challenges on the job. At the time he may not have been thinking he’d have to surf.
“My surfing? As Daniel, not so...