| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:14 AM
O.J. Simpson was caught stealing cookies in prison? The story has been among the Web's most popular in recent days -- even making it to broadcast news with footage of the former football great with his stomach looking paunchy. And it's not true, says...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:10 AM
For only the most devoted Nirvana fan, here comes a chance at the ultimate a collectors piece: the late Kurt Cobain's childhood home.
Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, and his sister Kim have recently announced that she is selling the Aberdeen, Wash.,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:54 AM
“Alternative rock,” a music-industry term that encapsulated the ‘90s rise of bands such as Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails, never really went away. In some ways, it’s as lucrative as ever, and still getting humorously zinged by...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:51 PM
It's always welcome when a major museum sticks a thumb into its vaults and pulls out various plums to share with the public. So much resides offstage at places such as the Field and the Museum of Science and Industry that it's like having auxiliary,...
| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:22 PM
If you look at the banner on top of this blog, you’ll see that the “Musikfest edition” designation has finally come down, signifying the official close of our coverage of Musikfest’s 30th year. Heck, Allentown Fair is now just 11.....
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Who is the H2O Music Festival for?
On paper, Saturday’s hash of old school hip-hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi), buffed-for-radio Latin pop (Pitbull, Prince Royce), bro-down EDM (DJ Chuckie) and highbrow pan-Latino soul (La Santa Cecilia)...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
David Bowie is the Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, as well-known for his five decades of music as for his slippery personas. David Bowie begat the shape-shifting of Madonna, who begat Lady Gaga. David Bowie, who earlier this year released...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Lots of people have either read or heard the slogan “Virginia is for Lovers,” but assuming a recent rather bizarre request sent to Seattle-based Sub Pop Records is not a prank, one Virginia Tech Homecoming Queen candidate may be a lover of...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:05 PM
If you're feeling a slight rupture in the space-time continuum this week, that's because one young Virginia Tech Nirvana fan has somehow time-traveled from the early '90s.
That's the only explanation for this bewilderingly misinformed letter from a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A telling moment arrived near the end of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Legends of the Summer” concert Monday at Soldier Field.
Timberlake, alone in a spotlight wearing a fedora with left hand thrust into his pants pocket, did a decent...