| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Sharp-tongued Simon Cowell arrived in the U.S. from Britain 12 years ago as the face of a show so powerful that competitors coined it the "Death Star" because it destroyed everything around it.
But Cowell's effort to follow "American Idol" with his...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive"...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:41 PM
NEWARK — There were those who were definitely looking for attention at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, like the guy dressed in Colonial Williamsburg-type garb or the fellow from Denmark who was dressed as the Where's Waldo character.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:36 PM
MTV’s “Unplugged” series has hosted a wealth of music talent over the years, including Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton and Florence and the Machine. Now add Miley Cyrus to the list.
If there were questions about whether the Disney princess...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:57 PM
As a child, Rachel Thomas was fascinated with breaking things because she likes to, in her own words, “test boundaries.”
Recording and performing under the name KSRA, the 29-year-old Logan Square resident does the same with her genre-defying...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Gay media can’t seem to make up their minds about Chicago recently. Here, RedEye breaks down four recent rankings.
The ranking: OutTraveler.com, Incomparable Gay Neighborhood
Chicago’s spot: No. 1, Boystown
The methodology: Editors...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:09 PM
“Simplethings” opens with fuzzed-out guitar chords, slow-tempoed and menacing but still seductive. The singer, Miguel, has a story to tell, but he doesn’t seem to be in too big of a hurry to get through it.
With deep echo that...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
One of the biggest albums of 2013 could have been made in the '70s or '80s.
The French duo Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" uses the funky disco guitars, airtight drums and analog synthesizers that soundtracked bygone eras of L.A. nightclub...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:57 AM
"This is your story, America. This is your show," Ryan Seacrest says as "American Idol" starts its 13th season this week.
Fox hopes he's right when the singing contest returns at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The ratings performance of "Idol" will be...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:44 AM
In a busy night for television, the new seasons of "American Idol" and "Duck Dynasty" are the biggest news.
"Idol," starting at 8 on Fox, will try to capture its old pizazz after a rocky season last year. What's fascinating about tonight's premiere is...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:24 PM
It’s the question that gets asked every holiday season: Why can’t anyone come up with a original, classic Christmas song anymore?
Many have tried, including Justin Bieber, The Killers, Christina Aguilera and even Snoop Dogg. But the last...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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The Sing-Off The groups perform songs...