| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
My kids' Halloween candy had barely gone stale before the first Christmas controversy roared into town, innocently enough in the form of a Hallmark ornament.
The greeting card giant, you may have heard, received flak for trying to be tooooo politically...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Inspired by a true story, "Precious" director Daniels' fine drama - and compact history lesson - features many notable performances, led by Forest Whitaker's as a White House servant who tended to several presidents.
Playing the chief executives are...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
If the last season of "American Idol" proved to be an eyeball ping-pong experience while watching the animosity between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey percolate, then the forthcoming season might come as a relief to the optical nerves.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Fox's "American Idol" was hoping to reverse its recent ratings trend as it kicked off its 13th season Wednesday night, but early indications are that it has a lot of work to do to reclaim some of its lost viewers.
According to preliminary national...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Fox's long-running "American Idol" continued to show its age with the ratings from its season premiere Wednesday night.
The 13th season opener of "American Idol" drew an average 15.2 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 4.7 among key 18- to...
| 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 10, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, have put their home in Bel-Air up for sale at $12.995 million.
The gated three-acre property centers on a Hamptons-inspired mansion with canyon, city and reservoir views. The 11,750 square feet of interiors...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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