| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With ABC mostly in repeats, CBS won Wednesday by a bigger margin last night thanks to a sweep of the night's hours by veterans "Survivor," "Criminal Minds" and "CSI." It was also a good night for NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," which shot up and closed the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:35 AM
In an outcome that was not the least bit surprising – except, perhaps, to the "American Idol" judges who unconditionally love her – Malaya Watson was sent home by the voters this week. And after using their save on Sam Woolf, there was nothing...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The "American Idol" Top 8 took the stage to sing the songs they'd auditioned with on Wednesday night and showed how far they've come during what Ryan Seacrest likes to call their "'Idol' journey."
"I'm so proud of everyone tonight," Keith Urban said...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama teased Ellen DeGeneres about the selfie she took at the Oscars and confessed to leaving his socks and shoes lying around while the first lady is out of town, but before the end of his Thursday appearance on the talk show he...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Twitter Inc. has launched a full Web version of its popular Vine video-sharing social network, expanding the service beyond its smartphone app.
Vine users can now view and "like" videos, leave comments and "re-vine" others via the new website. Users,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:12 AM
It's back to basics for BlackBerry, as the Canadian phone maker has said customers should expect most of its future devices to come with keyboards built into the hardware.
John Chen, the company's new chief executive, told Bloomberg that he is a big fan...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
John Chen is not pleased with T-Mobile.
BlackBerry's new chief executive took to the company's blog to slam the wireless carrier, which last week targeted BlackBerry users in an email offer that encouraged them to switch to the iPhone 5s.
Chen said he...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After the long slog of the Rush Week performance shows, the results show on which "American Idol" assembled its top 13 was a brisk, breezy affair.
We began the night with 10 men and 10 women. Five men and five women would form the top 10 based on the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:45 AM
A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The "American Idol" top 13 took the stage live on Wednesday night to perform songs suited to the theme "This is me." They were instructed to select a song that "truly defines them as an artist and as a person," Ryan Seacrest told us.
Some of the...
| Feb 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Palos Park, Homewood and Orland Park.
"Drop it and drive." Chances are, at some point, you've uttered a phrase like that after witnessing someone on the road talking, texting or surfing the Web on a...