| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:53 AM
There's an old Paul Simon tune called "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor."
The title sentiment can be taken literally — the song, on the surface, is about squabbling apartment tenants — but it can also be taken to mean that what seems...
| Jun 17, 2012
Mindful that great American road trips occur in all sorts of vessels — heck, Huck rode a rickety raft — we're on a Greyhound bus heading up California's flat, slender belly.
"Why?" you ask.
That's a sensible question, but let us open our...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:45 AM
w/ Beat Connection, Teen Daze and If Jesus Had Machine Guns.
Free, 8 p.m., July 4. BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, manicproductions.org
"Tropical crunk" is not a "real" genre, which is to say that it is not — and will almost...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:18 AM
In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games.
Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Here are this weeks Mixtape winners!
1.) Billy Joel- My Life
2.) Jim Croce- LeRoy Brown
3.) Elton John- The Bitch is Back
4.) Chicago- Saturday in the Park
5.) Paul Simon- You Can Call Me AL
2.) Steve Romero1.)...
| Sep 26, 2012
The hometown buzz among young voters surrounding President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign isn't as strong this time out, if Chicago voter registration is any indication.
There are 138,000 fewer people signed up to vote in the 18-to-34-year-old group than...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Tom Davis, a comedy writer who teamed with Al Franken to write memorable bits on"Saturday Night Live" beginning with the late-night show's debut in 1975, has died. He was 59.
Davis died Thursday at his home in Hudson, N.Y., his wife, Mimi Raleigh, told...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Democrats Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinnsent letters Friday urging veteran a Republican congressman from Virginia to lift his opposition to the federal purchase of the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois.
Durbin urged Rep. Frank Wolf to...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Veteran Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf’s rejection of the Justice Department’s latest bid to purchase the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois has drawn the ire of two leading Illinois Democratswho accused the congressman of...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Black-and-white photos from the Sentinel’s archives are stored in category folders, carefully labeled and filed alphabetically in sections for People and Subjects. Many of the photos are decades old and almost none are from the last 10 years since...