| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:52 AM
While you were busy this week dealing with life, a thousand more hours of music were released and a million words were written about them. More importantly, one very saucy cover image of Nicki Minaj spawned a legion of admirers. Lorde officially was named...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:30 AM
PULA, Croatia -- The President of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, opened the Pula Film Festival Saturday in the Pula Arena, the Roman amphitheater that serves as the fest's main screening venue.
The opening ceremony, which aired live on local TV, was followed...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**** (out of four)
Allow me to paraphrase the nine songs on "Trouble in Paradise," La Roux's long-awaited sophomore album that exceptionally documents a flawed relationship's life cycle:
1. Uptight Downtown: "Loneliness and insecurity causes...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:31 AM
It's been nearly seven years since a cappella group Straight No Chaser became a YouTube sensation singing a mash-up of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and Toto's "Africa." The resurgence of a cappella music is ebbing and a lot of music has come and gone....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:56 AM
-- Dolphins top performers today: 1. Daryn Colledge (locked down LG); 2. Rishard Matthews (moved chains a couple times); Branden Albert (solid).
-- Joe Philbin said both undrafted tailbacks, Damien Williams, and Orleans Darkwa are fundamentally sound...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:15 AM
It already seems as though 2015 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world: Several new theme parks are planned for Asia, and several major attractions are in the works for Europe.
Consider this a tentative and fluid list of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Conventional wisdom says Gary is a city that time forgot — the worst, ugliest, smelliest, most decrepit, dangerous city in the Midwest, if not the nation.
But here's a piece of advice for your summer travel plans: Spend a day in Gary. I did....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:47 AM
About the time that many Central Floridians were parked in front of TV sets on Tuesday to watch "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on the show's Orlando road trip, one member of the show's entourage was ready to go to work again.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:12 PM
“You’re amazing,” Bruno Mars crooned, “just the way you are.”
Mars’ set-closing ballad Friday at the jam-packed First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park had row upon row of fans swaying and singing along with...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Beer bottles are used for so many valuable things. They’re vessels for your favorite beverage, they can be lined up decoratively in college dorm rooms and apartments, and if you’re in a pinch and really need a rolling pin … voila! A...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dita Rietuma, the new director of the National Film Center of Latvia, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week for the world premiere of Signe Baumane's competition entry "Rocks in my Pocket," which the Film Center backed. She met with Variety to...