| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The new Entertainment Weekly has taken on the bravura task of naming the all-time top 100 movies, TV shows, albums novels, plays (top 50 only), and musicals (top 10 only) of all time. To my mind, each list is infected......
| 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,...
| Jun 7, 2013
No comic strip was more in touch with American pop culture in the 20th century than "Peanuts," drawn and written by the late, towering and much-revered cartoonist Charles Schulz. That his daily strip, so filled with unflinching sarcasm and childish wiles,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The members of the electro-pop group the Postal Service have slightly different recollections about what exactly they were doing just before playing this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But they each remember the night clearly....
| 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...
| 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 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 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford."
"I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:35 AM
This weeks’ Entertainment Weekly ranks the “100 Best” and when it comes to albums, it’s no surprise The Beatles hold the number one spot. Revolver tops the list, followed by Prince’s Purple Rain, The Rolling Stones’...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...