| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:25 PM
That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:24 AM
It was fitting that Patti Smith performed on All Souls' Day. The high priestess of punk has always exuded a mystical aura. Her two shows on Sunday at the Old Town School of Folk Music celebrated a number of folks who have passed on.
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
This year’s Chicago Tribune Literary Award pays tribute to Patti Smith, a galvanizing artistic force for four decades. On Saturday, Nov. 1, as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, Smith will be honored with the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Jodie Foster has sold a home in Hollywood Hills for its latest asking price of $4.995 million.
The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, is in the Bird Streets area, long popular with celebrities.
A courtyard leads to the home's skylighted entry. The...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Velvet Underground founding member Lou Reed, punk-pop band Green Day, industrial dance-rock group Nine Inch Nails and ‘80s Brit-pop group the Smiths are among the 15 pop music acts that appear on the final nominees ballot for Rock and Roll Hall of...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Pardon me while I feign outrage for a fake institution.
The annual conundrum known as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees list was announced Thursday, and it's as baffling as ever. In fact, so shaky is its philosophical foundation that arguing seems...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting are among the 2015 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall announced this morning.
Other nominated are repeats N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:08 PM
John Gilbert Getty of the J. Paul Getty oil family has sold his landmark house in Los Feliz for $8.3 million.
Called the Castle, the 1924 home was designed by A.F. Leicht, known for his symbolic designs and distinctive results. Among his works were...
| May 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Actor-musician Macaulay Culkin was hoping to bring a few slices of humor and pizza in his comedy cover band the Pizza Underground’s performance at the Dot to Dot Festival over the weekend in Nottingham, England.
But the audience apparently didn&...
| May 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
It looks like free pizza wasn't enough to win one audience over.
Macaulay Culkin and his comedy cover band The Pizza Underground was booed off stage and pelted with beer over the weekend while performing at British music festival Dot to Dot in...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:58 AM
In a never-ending quest to honor the holy day of nostalgia known as "Throwback Thursday," below are a few reissues of note that have recently arrived on the market.
Cocteau Twins, Blue Bell Knoll (LP & MP3 combo). The Cocteau Twins' swan song was...