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  • Review: Matana Roberts' 'Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile'

    Review: Matana Roberts' 'Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile'
    Matana Roberts does not make easy listening music. Although in mainstream culture jazz is frequently relegated to an awards show backdrop or an oh-so-spooky bit of shading for pay-cable political dramas, the music remains a springboard into avant-...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw

    PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw
    Frank Tripucka Broncos quarterback in first AFL season Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
  • Dolly Parton talks 'Blue Smoke' album, tour, Imagination Library

    Dolly Parton talks 'Blue Smoke' album, tour, Imagination Library
    Dolly Parton was a fireball of energy when she called for a quick 10-minute chat about her forthcoming album, “Blue Smoke,” and the companion tour that takes her to Australia in February and then across Europe next summer, with some U.S. dates...
  • Fox to partner with Andy Samberg's' the Lonely Island rap group

    Fox to partner with Andy Samberg's' the Lonely Island rap group
    Fox Broadcasting is going into business with the Lonely Island, the hugely popular comedic rap band featuring Andy Samberg and childhood friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Fox announced the development deal Monday at the Television Critics Assn....
  • Wanda Coleman dies at 67; Watts native, L.A.'s unofficial poet laureate

    Wanda Coleman dies at 67; Watts native, L.A.'s unofficial poet laureate
    With her dark skin and "unconkable kinky hair," Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture. "The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and '60s upbringing was dictated by my looks," she wrote years...
  • Details revealed on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' attraction in Shanghai

    Details revealed on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' attraction in Shanghai
    The "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction that is under construction at the Disney park set to open next year in Shanghai will rely on relatively new technology to bring a pirate battle to life. That is the word from Disney officials and bloggers who...
  • Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche

    When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking,...
  • Virginia ornithology students find a record number of bird species

     Virginia ornithology students find a record number of bird species
    Some records are made to be broken. Each time I teach "Introduction to Ornithology" at the College of William & Mary, I keep track of how many species we see during the semester. The number has never topped 200. Unlike the teaching of many scientific...
  • Chicago media members name their favorite celeb interviews of 2013

    Chicago media members name their favorite celeb interviews of 2013
    I have this moment once a year, sometimes twice. I’ll walk away from an interview or an event I just covered and won’t think about my deadline, how the article will turn out or what I could have done better, like I normally do. Instead, I&...
  • Chicago media members name their least favorite celeb interviews of 2013

    Chicago media members name their least favorite celeb interviews of 2013
    There are few things more important to me than credibility. So when Pete Wentz told me Fall Out Boy wasn’t getting back together, only for Fall Out Boy to announce it was reuniting the same day my story ran in the Tribune and RedEye, I was furious....
  • Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'

    Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'
    Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...