| May 14, 2015
| 7:09 AM
The Nobel Prize in Literature isn't awarded until October, but it's never too early to start the speculating, and maybe even the lobbying.
You see, I think it's high time for another American to win the award. The last U.S.-born recipient was Toni...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Natalie Prass, "Natalie Prass" (Space Bomb/Columbia). Richmond, Va.,-based Prass' debut album was released four months ago, which may as well be a decade in the scheme of things. I missed it until a few weeks back — a huge, disclosure-worthy...
| May 12, 2015
| 10:05 AM
What would Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" sound like in six-part harmony? What would it be like to sing along to Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" at a concert led by over 80 accomplished vocalists?
Find out when the Tower Chorale, a...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 11:53 AM
Nick Cave has long operated in a particular rock ’n’ roll tradition: that of the poète maudite. Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan -- these are some of the analogues to Cave’s creative posture. Not surprisingly, like all of...
| May 7, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Step into Tom Leavens' home library and you get a pretty clear picture of what kind of law Leavens practices.
The Evanston-based attorney — a partner in the entertainment law firm Leavens, Strand & Glover and general counsel for Pitchfork Media...
| May 7, 2015
| 10:10 AM
Things to do and see in southern Wisconsin.
ANDERSON ARTS CENTER: 121 66th St., Kenosha. (262) 653-048; http://www.andersonartscenter.com. Solo Show Winners of 2014 Winter Juried Exhibition: Kathy Barnes, Christopher Johns, Karen Murphy, Suellyn...
| May 5, 2015
| 9:11 AM
Mumford & Sons have won Grammy awards and sold million of records, mostly by donning outfits straight out of a John Steinbeck novel while furiously strumming banjos and upright bass. The London-based band makes crowdpleasing choruses that, despite being...
| May 3, 2015
| 6:58 AM
The week's most-watched season finale will be "The Big Bang Theory," which closes its eighth season at 8 p.m. Thursday on CBS. The episode is called "The Commitment Determination." CBS says Sheldon faces major changes in his relationship with Amy and...
| May 1, 2015
| 10:58 PM
The story of Motown Records is a rich and important one. It's not only the rags-to-riches story of a record label that rose out of inner-city Detroit to become a cornerstone in the foundation of postwar American music, but one in which a body of work...
| May 1, 2015
| 2:00 PM
In autumn 1961, New York City photographer Ted Russell got a call from a friend who spoke of a folk singer presenting himself as "an itinerant hobo-like person in the mold of Woody Guthrie," complete with "funny cap and blue jeans and all that," Russell...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 4:20 PM
A decent cast faces an uphill battle of Sisyphean proportions in "Any Day," a cliché-ridden, heavy-handed redemptive drama written and directed by Rustam Branaman.
British actor Sean Bean, sporting a quiet rumble of a working-class American voice, plays...