| Mar 21, 2011
Rye Rye has been on the cusp of rap stardom for some time. About three years ago, the trendy, provocative rapper M.I.A. discovered the Baltimore rapper, whose real name is Ryeisha Berrain, and hooked her up with a major record deal.
Last week, Rolling...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 12:46 PM
"The Vampire Diaries" compelled fans at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo on March 19 with a sizzle reel. Warner Bros. has provided this exclusive first look at the reel for everyone else. As you see above, it serves as a good recap of what's...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander?
The answers to these...
| Mar 25, 2011
Danny Preston of Rainbow Arabia has the rare day job that might actually inspire his songwriting. By night, he mans the production duties for the global-noise electronica duo with his wife, Tiffany. But on weekdays, he charters private planes for the...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 5:50 PM
All in all, not a bad week. If you're in the too-strange-to-be-fiction business, that is, which I am.
There were two stories that moved the needle on the loopy meter way to the right: the ninja warrior at Sears, and the missing cobra at the Bronx Zoo....
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Feb 3, 2011
Bell could have problems paying its bills as early as May and has been unable to make budget cuts to stave off insolvency because City Council members who face criminal charges repeatedly have failed to show up for meetings.
Now, Bell's interim city...
| May 25, 2011
| 7:15 AM
On Tuesday morning, 27 Ravens players, including a few rookies, showed up at Towson University for an informal workout organized by Derrick Mason. But as they ran sprints and played catch on the turf at Johnny Unitas Stadium, one player's absence was...
| May 27, 2011
| 2:27 PM
Correction: Christopher Hill will appear in conversation with the Tribune's Julia Keller at 4 p.m. Saturday in Hotel Blake. The event's location was misstated in the May 27 special Lit Fest section as being in University Center/River Room.
| May 31, 2011
| 12:59 AM
GLENDALE — Fifty Glendale service members killed in battle were honored Monday during a somber and reflective Memorial Day ceremony.
The service members, who fought in either World War I, World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam War were added...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:22 AM
This story by William Mullen orginally ran in the Aug. 17, 1986, Tribune Sunday Magazine.
At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 13, three men left the entrance to Navy Pier and began moving west along Grand Avenue. The three were old soldiers, the point men...