| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:47 PM
*** ½ (out of four)
You know what? I can relate to Fiona Apple.
I’m not saying we’re kindred spirits or anything. My voice sounds roughly like a hoarded basement of cats, I’ve never been accused of having an eating disorder and MTV...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:30 AM
| Nov 30, 2011
| 10:31 AM
We've been netiquette'ing for more than a year and a half now, and when we ask friends/acquaintances/the gaping maw of the Internet for their burning questions and column suggestions, one anxiety pops up again and again and again. Here it is, in Mad...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:45 AM
With Fiona Apple. Fri., June 29, 8 p.m. $35-$50. Ives Concert Park, Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury. (866) 558-4253, ivesconcertpark.com.
When Blake Mills’ debut album...
| Jul 5, 2012
The Mynabirds singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn doesn’t believe in guilty pleasures. She has her opinions, and she’s not ashamed. On that note, she says with a laugh: Her favorite movie is “The Neverending Story.”
| Jan 27, 2012
** (out of four)
For months, buzz for Lana Del Rey suggested that she’s the greatest thing since (fill in the blank). Now that the nostalgic singer-songwriter’s debut “Born to Die” has arrived, we can finally...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Ever wonder how the connections you make today will guide each thing you do from here on out? For singer-songwriter Robin Bacior, the notion of picking up and planting down weighs heavily on her art. A California native who relocated to New York City...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Amid rumors that Kristen Wiig is leaving “SNL” at the end of this season, the show’s team has been auditioning female comedians, including The Second City e.t.c. cast member Jessica Joy, who’s been making a name for herself in...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Although Margaret Cho's latest concert film, "Cho Dependent," will close Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival that begins Thursday, the comedian herself cannot make the 30th annual event.
She's on the road.
In "Cho Dependent,"...
| Jul 26, 2012
In about a week-and-a-half I'll post yesterday's very fun interview with"Celeste and Jesse Forever"star/co-writer Rashida Jones.
For now, here's a snippet from the conversation that has nothing to do with the movie (opening Aug. 10) or anything else&...
| Apr 25, 2012
UPDATE: THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED. CHECK BACK LATER THIS WEEK TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE FINAL 4!
After 9 years of facing off Chicago bands in our Rock ‘n’ Vote competition, you might think the city would run out of strong candidates.
You would be...
| Apr 23, 2012
Good news: You can still get tickets to Fiona Apple's concert July 10 at Chicago Theatre ($45-$75).
Great news: The wait is over for new material from the singer-songwriter, whose first album since 2005's "Extraordinary Machine," "The Idler Wheel is...