| Jun 23, 2013
Baseball, football, wrestling
ACT: 34. GPA: 4.88/4.0.
Athletics: All-Suburban Christian Blue football 2012, baseball 2012-13. 138-pound regional runner-up, wrestling 2013.
Academics: IHSA All-State Academic 2012-13,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Two years ago at Powerhouse — the annual summer hip-hop concert presented by L.A.'s KPWR-FM (105.9), a.k.a. "Power 106" — the Compton rapper Problem performed on a small outdoor stage designed to showcase up-and-coming acts. In 2012 he made it...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Kanye West this week landed in a very familiar place: on top of the Billboard charts.
West’s polarizing but critically acclaimed sixth album, “Yeezus,” took the No. 1 spot after it moved 327,000 copies in its first week, according to...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Rapper J. Cole didn't attract much attention during a recent photo shoot at an upscale Beverly Hills hotel. He had no entourage (a rarity by hip-hop standards) and appeared unassuming in a plain T-shirt and jeans. The only clear spoil of fame? A...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:31 AM
2013 begins on a divisive note today as talks between Republicans and the Obama administration led to a partial deal following a marathon session of neg—Oh, shit, wait, hold on. Kim Kardashian is pregnant! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:23 AM
After squealing at a very suspect decibel for three solid minutes, it hit me that I didn't know what I wanted when I heard that Justin Timberlake was coming back. He's provided a lot of classic moments in music (I know, the "c" word applied to the guy who...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Puffing dabs. No mawltards spilling schwill on me. No Alaska bathroom lines. And puffing dabs. #couchtour positives. — @walker_albert, Dec. 28, 2012.
It's a weekday night in the suburbs. The kids are in bed, and you're wide awake. What to do?...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Hebru Brantley's trip to Miami Beach for the high-profile Art Basel art show was winding down when the Chicago-based street artist and De La Salle Institute alum was told there was one more potential customer who wanted to meet him right before his flight...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:59 PM
He clutched the Lombardi Trophy again about 10 hours after he held it for the first time. He had watched his quarterback Joe Flacco receive a new car as the Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player and he had done one more interview as a newly minted world...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards.
The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 5:26 PM
The 2013 Grammy Awards fiesta started with flashy, feel-good performances by Taylor Swift, Elton John with Ed Sheeran and FUN.
Swift sang "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in a playful Alice in Wonderland-meets-Cirque du Soleil setting while FUN...