| Jan 3, 2015
| 6:22 PM
Everyone geeks out over someone, particularly those whom others geek out over.
John Lennon, introduced to Jerry Lee Lewis, fell to the ground and kissed the Killer's shoes.
Even Charles Dickens wrote fan letters to George Eliot so barely contained...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:00 AM
$25 a month for a ticket to up to one concert a day. That’s the offer from Jukely, a technology start-up that’s bundling concert tickets at a bargain price with the aim of exposing music fans to new acts while extracting at least some...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Despite the ponderous title, the Smashing Pumpkins' ninth studio album, "Monuments to an Elegy" (Martha's Music), is practically lighthearted by Billy Corgan standards. Corgan hasn't gone all One Direction on us, but it's by far his most concise, pop-...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:02 AM
"Frozen" is better than Beyonce, Taylor Swift and One Direction, according to the year-end Billboard charts. The soundtrack for the Disney animated blockbuster movie has landed in the No. 1 spot of the Hot 200 Albums chart for 2014.
"Let It Go," the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:32 PM
It's official: Boy bands — and the men who used to be in them — are big business again.
Concert tours by One Direction and Justin Timberlake made more money than all other road shows in 2014, according to the industry publication Pollstar,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Fees for Chicago Park District park programs, parking on park property and permits for special events will go up next year to balance the $448.6 million budget approved on Wednesday.
The park district's board of commissioners approved the budget with...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Props to Ellen DeGeneres for putting Orlando Bloom's latest unkempt haircut on blast.
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" star has been sporting a floppy man-bob as of late, not unlike that of a certain One Direction boy-bander whose name kinds...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:00 PM
In the crowded exhibit space, where everyone's talking at once, the Web designer is eager to make her pitch.
Litzully Cota's got her patter down — and she's delivering in a voice clear and loud enough to be heard.
"My friend got bullied," she...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:44 PM
TV is not taking time off for the holidays this week. Michael Bublé and Jim Parsons headline specials while "The Voice," "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" name winners, and Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson depart their talk shows.
"Big Bang Theory"...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Series finales, holiday specials and football top the weekend's offerings.
NBC is likely to have the weekend's most-watched telecast in "Sunday Night Football." The Arizona Cardinals (11-3) play host to host Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (10-...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:57 PM
"Homeland." I know it's Christmas week, and we'll get to that in a minute, but the "Homeland" finale is this week, and after last week's stunning revelations, it's difficult to think of anything else.
Revelation one: "Homeland" is still a great show....