| Jan 27, 2012
** (out of four)
For months, buzz for Lana Del Rey suggested that she’s the greatest thing since (fill in the blank). Now that the nostalgic singer-songwriter’s debut “Born to Die” has arrived, we can finally...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Ever wonder how the connections you make today will guide each thing you do from here on out? For singer-songwriter Robin Bacior, the notion of picking up and planting down weighs heavily on her art. A California native who relocated to New York City...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Amid rumors that Kristen Wiig is leaving “SNL” at the end of this season, the show’s team has been auditioning female comedians, including The Second City e.t.c. cast member Jessica Joy, who’s been making a name for herself in...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Fiona Apple played a short series of promotional shows earlier this year to support her upcoming album. Now, she's launching a full tour for "The Idler Wheel is Wiser" that includes stops in Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Apple's mini-tour, her first...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Although Margaret Cho's latest concert film, "Cho Dependent," will close Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival that begins Thursday, the comedian herself cannot make the 30th annual event.
She's on the road.
In "Cho Dependent,"...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:01 AM
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- Border patrol agents in Texas arrested singer Fiona Apple after finding marijuana and hashish on her tour bus, authorities said Thursday.
Agents stopped the bus at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, Wednesday night and arrested...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:06 PM
The West Texas border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca is swallowing up pot smoking celebs like quick sand. First Willy Nelson, then the ganja king Snoop Dog, now angry song bird Fiona Apple.
By the looks of her mug shot, Apple was imagining her happy...
| Jul 26, 2012
In about a week-and-a-half I'll post yesterday's very fun interview with"Celeste and Jesse Forever"star/co-writer Rashida Jones.
For now, here's a snippet from the conversation that has nothing to do with the movie (opening Aug. 10) or anything else&...
| Apr 25, 2012
UPDATE: THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED. CHECK BACK LATER THIS WEEK TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE FINAL 4!
After 9 years of facing off Chicago bands in our Rock ‘n’ Vote competition, you might think the city would run out of strong candidates.
You would be...
| Apr 23, 2012
Good news: You can still get tickets to Fiona Apple's concert July 10 at Chicago Theatre ($45-$75).
Great news: The wait is over for new material from the singer-songwriter, whose first album since 2005's "Extraordinary Machine," "The Idler Wheel is...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Seven years without a peep, and this is what we get, Fiona? Well played, you wonderfully spooky, tortured woman, you.
With two months left to go until the release of her forthcoming album "The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and...