| Aug 3, 2011
Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from?
Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:07 AM
A peculiar bit of culinary indulgence will be on offer from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 694 Wine & Spirits (694 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-492-6620), which is presenting a "Bacon, Butter & Bourbon" tasting.
The event includes complimentary sips of small-batch...
| Jun 4, 2011
Targeting companies you want to work for can be an effective job-search strategy, particularly if you make connections with people who already work there. But which companies should you target?
While it's smart to approach your dream company about a...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Chris Moneymaker, a Tennessee accountant, plopped down in front of his computer and watched as the screen flashed to life. Little did he know that the $39 deposit he was about to make to PokerStars.com would change his life forever. Less than a year...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 12:15 PM
By Madison Smartt Bell Pantheon. 335 pages. $26.95
Fiddlers strike up the old tune "Devil’s Dream" more than once in the new Madison Smartt Bell novel that bears its name. It is a sprightly jig, but it turns poignant here, since the...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:59 AM
A couple of weeks ago, the state of Florida's top offensive lineman John Theus of Jacksonville Bolles shunned the Florida Gators for a commitment to Georgia.
New head coach Will Muschamp and staff, however, did not sulk. They just refocused. So what,...
| Jul 17, 2011
Don't get Dolly Parton started about end-of-the-world prognosticators. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was raised and remains devoutly religious, as she demonstrated so artfully in her biblically rooted classic song "Coat of Many Colors." But the...
| Nov 9, 2010
This summer, programmers at Go Country 105 radio in Los Angeles unveiled a new single called "Country Strong" and asked listeners to guess who was the twangy alto belting out lines about how she's "hard to break, like the ground I grew up on."
| Apr 29, 2011
Not so long ago it would have been a dream come true for sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to find themselves sitting in the balcony of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and looking down upon their country music heroes onstage...
| Nov 18, 2010
Here's some high praise for the script of "Get Low": Star Robert Duvall compares it to the work of his dear, departed friend, the distinguished playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote.
"Individualizing, particularizing a place, a Southern theme, but yet...
| Oct 17, 2010
The other night, my cellphone rang at one a.m. My nephew Sensei said, "Auntie. You told me to call."
"Yup," I said. "And?"
Only two serious rules, my three daughters kept telling him: Don't eat chocolate or red...