| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:49 PM
The lineup for day three of Lollapalooza starts off strong with Palma Violets, Guards and Wild Belle kicking things off.
Festival organizers are reporting an official attendance of 100,000 people each day of the 3-day festival.
Greg Kot (GK), Bob...
| Jul 24, 2013
“The To Do List” star Aubrey Plaza has stated she approaches some interviews as performance art pieces. This may explain why during a recent phone interview she claimed to be on a canoe in the middle of a lake.
“It just makes me more...
| Nov 13, 2013
When director Alex Gibney was making an uplifting movie about Lance Armstrong’s 2009 comeback—before the confirmation of rumors about the champion cyclist’s doping and before Gibney remade the film into “The Armstrong Lie,”...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The first thing to understand about Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler's famous machine gun is that it's an honest-to-goodness assault rifle, making it unusual in the context of the gun control debate.
Going by the photograph on the front page of The...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:36 PM
CONCORD, N.C. — The Bank of America 500 was about to morph into the Hendrick Motorsports Classic Saturday night.
Then Brad Keselowski got in the way of the marketing plan.
Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion who failed to qualify for the...
| Oct 10, 2013
For Adam Scott, a childhood birthday party may have been one of the biggest moments of his young life. Why? He received an Imperial ship from “Star Wars.”
“I was pretty blown away that this girl that I barely knew got me this badass...
| Jan 16, 2013
A crowded Chicago cafe. Customers sit elbow to elbow.
A man coughs.
I turn my head toward the hacker. So do several others. Our eyes aim for him like bullets.
Kill the germ spitter!
The man ignores our glares, returns to studying his laptop...
| Jul 11, 2013
In “Dealin’ with Idiots,” Chicago native Jeff Garlin stars as a comedian who gets so fed up with foolish parents he observes at his son’s youth baseball game that he decides to spend more time with them—not to increase his...
| Jul 8, 2013
It’s not that “Pacific Rim” star Charlie Hunnam hasn’t had a chance at a breakout movie role. The English actor was nearly cast as Thor and turned down Russell Brand’s part in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” which...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:58 PM
One of my best days ever.
Last Tuesday wasn't that day, but it was the 42nd anniversary of the day the Magic Kingdom part of Walt Disney World opened — and I was there . . . at the Palm and Magnolia golf courses. Talk about bad aim.
| Apr 12, 2013
Detective April Hope stalked through the doors of the Chicago police station, shaking water off her umbrella with the fervor of a woman throttling a thief.
"Bleep," she said.
She swatted snowflakes from the long down coat that only a few days before...