| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:59 AM
It’s not like I thought Jonah Hill would come off an Oscar nominated performance in Moneyball (it wasn’t deserved), and start doing serious roles. This is the perfect vehicle for him. He wrote, produced, and starred in this film that takes its...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
After his acclaimed work for director Oren Moverman in "The Messenger," Woody Harrelson collaborated with him again on this impactful character study of a 1990s Los Angeles cop who makes his own rules, both on and off the job.
At home, he still resides...
| May 18, 2012
| 10:33 AM
4 stars (our of 4)
The Atlanta MC and OutKast protégé Killer Mike (aka Michael Render) is a vocal chameleon with a fierce edge. On his concise, filler-free sixth album, “R.A.P. Music” (Williams Street), his tenacity and intelligence on the...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Most movie updates of television shows aren't that successful, but this smart and genuinely amusing take on the former Fox series - which launched Johnny Depp to stardom - teams Jonah Hill (also a writer and producer here) and Channing Tatum as novice...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ice-T will not read this interview.
How do I know? Because that’s what the 54-year-old rapper-turned-actor told me when we had lunch at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North June 4. Ice — who is promoting his star-studded...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Young or old, experienced or not, anyone can enroll in a class at Astro Mix Lab, a school in Glendale that teaches the art of music mixology, basics and beyond. Davey Rockit started Astro Mix Lab in October 2009, and since then nearly 2,000 students...
| Dec 19, 2011
When I first heard that former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin had said it was "too easy" to criticize the White House for inviting rapper Common to an event, I thought, "Of all the rappers proudly repping the most negative aspects of their backgrounds,...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Big stars have flooded the Circle City, just days before the world's biggest game.
Reporter: "Cube, how does it feel to be in Indy?"
Ice Cube: "It feels good man. Love it, nice party we are having."
Rapper/Director/Actor Ice Cube got everyone's...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:30 AM
| Jul 26, 2009
HarperTeen: 272 pp., $16.99
Breasts can be so problematic, especially if you're a teenage girl. First, there's the worry you won't grow any. Then there are the problems once you do. That's the situation in which 14-year-...
| Jan 9, 2007
The new N.W.A retrospective "The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge" raises an interesting question about when is the best time to measure an album's greatness. Is it the week the album is released or two decades later when you can see how...