| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Normally, when good news about the fate of books and literature comes down the line, I tend to look at it a little skeptically. After all, the prevailing wisdom is that soon enough, in a digital age of 24/7 Internet connectivity and our resultant...
| Oct 12, 2012
There is so much to love about Halloween. Free candy. Fake blood. Pumpkin art. Decorative spiders. And the very best part: the costumes.
Who doesn't love a little dress-up, fantasy, capital F-U-N? Part of all that is the anticipation. A lot of us...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 8:27 PM
Man, you really have to feel for Laurence Fishburne.
What a crummy way for the Oscar-nominated actor to learn that life sometimes really does imitate art.
The star of the "Matrix" trilogy, Fishburne portrayed Morpheus, a post-apocalyptic visionary...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Kim Kardashian’s last public appearance in the Chicago area — a highly anticipated promotional appearance at the Michael Hill Jeweller store in Water Tower Place mall in 2010 — started two hours late and lasted only 20 minutes.
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Maybe she wore one too many flashy outfits. Or maybe it was that angry outburst toward a U.S. Open referee two years ago or maybe it's simply the Hollywood company she keeps (reality television star Kim Kardashian, in particular) that turned some people...
| Jul 4, 2011
Kim Kardashian's butt is real. Some haters said it was fake. To prove them wrong, she had a doctor take X-rays to show that it was implant-free.
Odd as it sounds, when a symbol of trumped-up celebrity has a part of her anatomy authenticated, it's a...
| Nov 17, 2011
Drunk any Kool-Aid lately? Or maybe you accused someone else of doing it? If so, congratulations, you're right in step with one of the nation's most popular idiomatic trends. A snappy, fruit-flavored way of referring to someone who unquestioningly...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Carrie Fisher was born into a showbiz family in 1956 — she is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and started performing in Las Vegas shows at age 12.
And then, George Lucas showed up with an offer to play Princess Leia in the 1977...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:25 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Kanye West’s sixth studio album, “Yeezus” (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), is the latest affront from an artist who keeps inventing ways to tick people off.
At first listen, it is hostile, abrasive (both sonically and...
| Jan 25, 2013
It's high season for celebrity fashion watching. "Who are you wearing?" rang out (endlessly) from the red carpet at the recent Golden Globe Awards, and there's more to come in February with the Oscars. This focus on which TV and film stars are wearing...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford and his wife and actress Carey Mulligan ("Drive") enjoyed their meal at Sunda Wednesday so much, the couple returned to the River North restaurant again Thursday.
Mumford was in town to perform at the Chicago Theatre...