| Oct 20, 2014
Four years ago, when Charles Sinkler moved into his Newsome Park apartment, his building was full of residents and for the most part, he felt safe. Today, he is the only tenant left in his otherwise boarded-up building off Madison Avenue.
In the last...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:53 PM
When a nightclub dies, it's usually gone for good, lamented in fading memories.
Such has been the case with the HotHouse. In its heyday — starting in 1987 when it opened as CIPEX (Center for International Performance and Exhibition) on Milwaukee...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Blake Griffin wrote a column on Donald Sterling for The Players' Tribune, a multimedia company founded by Derek Jeter.
In the column Griffin reveals his feelings about Sterling, and what he was forced to go through and witness. Before Thursday's...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:23 PM
NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Five years after his death,
singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the
top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million
in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday.
He earned more...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
To my surprise, before a May interview with William H. Macy about his big-screen directorial debut “Rudderless,” I was told the veteran actor and newbie filmmaker wouldn’t be able to talk much about the film’s plot. The movie,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Comer Cottrell, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who turned a small Los Angeles operation into a multimillion-dollar success story by catering to the hair care needs of African Americans, died Friday at his home in Plano, Texas. He was 82.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Toronto singer Francesco Yates leaves an immediate impression with his style-defining Afro and a shockingly vibrant falsetto that has drawn the praises of Justin Timberlake (on Yates' new single, "Call") and made Pharrell Williams such a believer that...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:15 AM
At 42, pianist/composer Vijay Iyer is at the top of his game, a Harvard professor, MacArthur fellowship recipient, perennial winner of various jazz polls and, most recently, an ECM recording artist. The centerpiece of his debut for that label, "Mutations,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Five days in the desert taught the Clippers a few things about themselves.
C.J. Wilcox can dress, donning a Michael Jackson costume as part of a rookie ritual.
Joe Ingles can take some ribbing, the Australian shrugging off questions about riding...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Any athlete will tell you: Rest and recovery are critical to any workout regimen.
John Platero, director of education for the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers, created this three-move pool circuit to provide a recovery workout that...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:50 AM
"Satire is the weapon of reason" is the punch line to writer-director Justin Simien's flip and hip satire, "Dear White People." Here's a race-based/race-baiting comedy that tackles issues of identity and sensitivity head on, a debut film that brashly...