| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
| 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&...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is heading to rehab just days before the band is to release the first of three new albums. The revelation comes less than 48 hours after Armstrong ranted and smashed his guitar at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Don't fret if you missed Fiona Apple's show Sunday at the Fillmore. There are plenty of musicians around this week who can tell you how the inside of a tour bus smells.
Pretty Lights at Fillmore Miami Beach
9 p.m. Tuesday, $44.50, LiveNation.com...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:34 AM
Jane Monheit knows firsthand the life-changing influence that music can have on a young life. As a schoolgirl growing up in the late 1980s on the south shore of Long Island, where the right jeans and the right sneakers were required, Monheit was all...
| Oct 12, 2012
Harris Savides, who was widely considered one of the most influential contemporary cinematographers, earning acclaim for his canny visual sensibility on such films as "Zodiac" and "Milk," died Wednesday. He was 55.
The Skouras Agency confirmed the New...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Musicians, time for some real talk. We do not advocate for any illicit narcotic use here at Pop & Hiss, but if you know you're riding dirty in your tour bus, route your travels far away from Sierra Blanca, Texas.
Following in the company of Fiona Apple,...
| Oct 15, 2012
Regina Spektor has performed in Chicago numerous times, including a Lollapalooza stint in 2007, but while she’s in town you won’t find her at the clubs favored by the Rihanna-Katy Perry-Ke$ha set. Instead, before her performance Wednesday at...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:36 AM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
Gary Clark Jr., a 28-year-old Texan, makes his major-label debut under a mountain of hype: He’s been called everything from the “next Hendrix” to a “blues savior.” No pressure, right?
| Oct 25, 2012
On semi-rare occasions, you absolutely know when something’s going to be good. You judge a book by its cover because you’ve practically already read it. A new Fiona Apple album, good. 3 Doors Down’s greatest hits, bad.
That said, it&...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:00 AM
"Hank Williams: Lost Highway"
Randal Myler and Mark Harelik's jukebox biodrama about the king of country music, back when it was still called "hillbilly music," displays most of the weaknesses that beset the form.
There's the awkward mixture of first-...