| May 7, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Americans are no strangers to the admixture of Hollywood stars and politics; after all, we’ve elected said stars to roles of senator, governor and president.
But the Brits have recently been giving us a run for our money on the subject of politics...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 12:19 PM
At one point in his Chicago show at Thalia Hall in Pilsen Wednesday night, Simon Amstell, the popular young British comedian known for the quiz show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" and now on a kind of American coming-out tour, noticed an audience member...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 2:46 PM
A live-streaming app called Meerkat, calls to online activism and pedicabs with a "Game of Thrones" Iron throne seat were the top topics of conversation at South by Southwest over the weekend, as 33,000-plus members of the technology, marketing and...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 12:03 PM
Happy Valentine’s Day. Well done on everything.
That was the last she’d heard from him. A card on a bouquet of flowers he’d sent to her hotel room while she was traveling in Bhutan.
And then nothing. For a...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:30 AM
Equal parts new-talent launching pad, comedy showcase and beer-and-barbecue-fueled party, the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival kicks off its nine-day run in Texas today, as part of the Austin-based extravaganza colloquially known as SXSW....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 11:35 AM
Russell Brand has always lived his life publicly. He's written books detailing his struggles with sex and drug addiction. He's gotten in spats with talk show hosts during interviews and often shares his political views in YouTube videos. He married one of...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Here are some of the films likely to get attention at this year's South by Southwest movie festival:
'Brand: A Second Coming'
Since his last film, "Arthur," bombed at the box office and he divorced pop star Katy Perry, Russell Brand has largely been...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:00 PM
The South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which has become a leading launching pad for new talent, arguably second in the U.S. only to the recently completed Sundance, released its 2015 programming announcement Tuesday. Running from March 13-21...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In the days when guitar gods ruled the Earth, Jimmy Page commanded his own celestial body. As the lead guitarist in the Yardbirds, he had inherited the mantle once worn by Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. But his ambition was ultimately grander, his focus more...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:09 AM
A trip to the top of the Hancock Center or Willis Tower can languish on Chicagoans' to-do lists for years — nearly 20 on mine — but September dangles some of the finest days to round up the family and get it done.
Tourism dips just as...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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