| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:10 AM
3.5 out of 4 stars
Do you remember the episode of the Flash cartoon “Homestar Runner” when the Cheat holds a lightswitch rave and Strong Bad yells at him? (If not, watch it immediately.) That’s...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Four men were arrested overnight Sunday after they tried to hijack a car belonging to an off-duty police officer, county prosecutors said.
Marcus Johnson, 36, of the 4100 block of South Prairie Avenue; Deonta Brown, 21, of the 7400 block of South Yates...
| Nov 1, 2013
Like many popular young female singers these days, Taylor Momsen has been criticized for incorporating sexuality into her performances, photos and videos. The Pretty Reckless singer sees a bit of a double standard there.
“I can see Robert Plant&...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:12 PM
We got a witch war, people! And Marie Laveau is raising a zombie army to fight it in "Fearful Pranks Ensue," the fourth episode of "American Horror Story: Coven."
Spoilers: Stop reading if you are not caught up.
Marie's none-too-pleased with Fiona...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:39 PM
I talk to the dead.
Whenever I'm startled by the shapes and colors in the sky, I talk to my brother Bill, an artist who loved to paint the clouds.
Some days I talk to my friend Steve, usually along the lines of, "Where the bleep are you, Daley, when I...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Rowdy punk rockers Wavves might have embraced a more mature sound on their latest studio album, “Afraid of Heights,” but that doesn’t mean frontman Nathan Williams is ready to grow up just yet.
On a recent U.K. tour, the singer and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I didn't need a cup of joe to jolt me awake this morning. I filled up my gas tank instead.
I own a 5-year-old, fuel-efficient Honda Civic that gets me from here to there economically, a highly valued attribute after a dozen years of putting...
| Oct 24, 2013
*** (out of four)
Closing out Survival Month at the Movies (“Gravity,” “Captain Phillips,” “12 Years a Slave”), “All is Lost” presents the gravity of being Captain Redford for eight days. No, that isn&...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:17 PM
When "Scrubbing In," MTV's new reality series about travel nurses, airs its first episode Thursday night, it will have a formidable act to follow in terms of media outrage and water-cooler gossip.
In short, it will have to top its own trailer.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015. The duo's chemistry and their ability to deliver barbs with a twinkle have made them an awards-show favorite, not just at the Globes but at the Emmys and other...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:40 PM
During Disclosure's early evening set at Lollapalooza 2013, British brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence paused to pay tribute to house music--a genre with deep Chicago roots that heavily informs the pair's celebrated full-length debut, “Settle.”...