| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:19 PM
In two previous posts, I discussed the Amazon pilots, a slate of proposed series by the cyberspace bookseller turned virtual moving-picture studio, now streaming online for viewer comment and ratings. (Thousands have already chimed in.) The first post was...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Not content to just sell us books, lawn implements, baseball bats, printers, devices to read books on, bar tools, printer paper, used printers, ink cartridges, used ink cartridges and automobile floor mats — did I miss anything? — Amazon is...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 9:46 AM
INDIO -- The primary story out of Coachella in 2012 was dance music, the handiwork of oxygen-gobbling sets by superstar DJs such as David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. And electronic beats are definitely a part of the mix at this year's festival....
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Gather round, 21st century dramatists. Here's a little addendum to your playwriting handbook: Protagonists in bathrobes are not your friend.
This insight, hereby given the status of a dramatic verity, was born out of seeing "Build," Michael Golamco's new...
| Jul 13, 2012
A book trailer for "Four New Messages" by Joshua Cohen features an actor from the popular HBO television series "Girls."...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Josh Steele, better known as the U.K.dubstep songwriter and producer Flux Pavilion who has been championed by Kanye West andJay-Z, started out as an aspiring rock star. Guitars and drums were his preferred mode of expression in a handful of U.K. bands....
| May 15, 2012
| 8:31 AM
The Spring Awakening Music Festival scheduled for June 16-17 is expanding inside Soldier Field to meet ticket demand, promoters will announce Tuesday.
The two-day event, which includes headliners Skrillex and Afrojack and dozens more DJs and electronic-...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Is there anyone in Chicago having more fun this summer than Chris Chelios?
The former Blackhawk was standing alongside Eddie Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam singer gave an impromptu performance at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park and...
| Jun 15, 2012
Over the past 15 years, tens of thousands of stray and abandoned dogs and cats have found new homes — new lives — thanks to one golfer's good day on the links.
John Paulos, Paula Fasseas' godfather, showed up at her parents' Tucson (Ariz.)...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 11:01 AM
The Snap! Orlando photography event is coming back to downtown with an outdoor projection event in April, an opening event the beginning of May at the Orlando Museum of Art and a four-day run of exhibits, seminars and lectures in mid-May.
This will be...
| May 16, 2011
| 6:40 PM