| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:32 PM
The Super Bowl on Sunday finally gave up trying to make its halftime show a concert and made it unabashedly a show instead.
The result of pop singer Katy Perry’s performance more clearly defined what, exactly, the halftime show is. But it was a...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:57 PM
Greetings, and welcome to the Super Bowl column I'm constitutionally obligated to write because I'm a journalist and the Super Bowl is Sunday and that's all we're allowed to write about.
(This requirement was added to the First Amendment in 1968,...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:25 PM
Bill Belichick played the rumpled dunce, wrinkled sweatshirt, rolled-up sleeves, the world's most detailed football coach shrugging and sighing and professing to have no idea about footballs.
"I had no knowledge of the various steps involved in the game...
| Jan 25, 2015
It was certainly expected that the controversy surrounding the Patriot's alleged use of under-inflated footballs would be dubbed deflategate. You can accuse the media of a lot of things but originality isn't one of them.
Another thing you can't accuse...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:20 PM
Few things are more frustrating than losing your keys or more gratifying than finding them, but Jonathan Rogers felt neither emotion when he found a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in South Africa.
Rogers saw a piece of history.
He says the key...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:40 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized domestic violence cases involving players.
Perry was in discussions with the league last...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:21 PM
There is little chance of finding a band more enigmatic than Celine Neon. The duo — composed of Emily Nejad and Maggie Kubley, with production by Will Kubley — excites offstage as much as it does onstage. Although Nejad and Maggie Kubley met...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"I BETTER get them black cha-cha heels...!"
So said the late great Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, in John Water's immortal "Female Trouble." Perhaps it is odd to be quoting Divine on this second day of the new year. You were expecting something...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:28 PM
In 2006, Ahmed Rehab, then communications director and now head of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and I engaged in an online dialogue sparked by the controversy over the violent response in the Muslim world to the...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The rumors are true: Katy Perry will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL confirmed Sunday.
The Feb. 1 game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and be aired on NBC. Sportscaster Bob Costas announced the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Break out the fireworks, jumbo bananas, spark-shooting bras and pure joy of unapologetic pop music: Katy Perry will reportedly perform the Super Bowl 2015 halftime show.
According to multiple published reports, the reigning queen of Southern...