| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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-...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
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,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:33 AM
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...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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,...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:42 AM
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&...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:46 AM
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....
| May 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
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...