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  • In hip-hop, violence is taking on a diminishing role

     In hip-hop, violence is taking on a diminishing role
    Among the most important rap albums released over the last year or so, one contains a song about Nas' complicated relationship with his teenage daughter. Another has a track in which Killer Mike outlines President Reagan's contribution to the prison-...
  • Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music

    Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music
    Lollapalooza: More than 130 bands and artists on eight stages play 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday in Grant Park; all three days sold out. TODAY 8 p.m. Don’t miss Kid Cudi (9 p.m., Perry’s): Psychedelic soundscapes, introspective funk,...
  • Danny Brown finds success by rapping about being broke

    Danny Brown finds success by rapping about being broke
    In a hurry-up culture, Danny Brown says taking his time was the key to the depth and off-kilter resonance of his 2011 breakthrough album, “XXX” (Fool’s Gold). By hip-hop standards, the 31-year-old Brown is practically an elder statesman...
  • Lollapalooza Day 3: Rain, more rain, and a Foo Fighters finale

    Lollapalooza Day 3: Rain, more rain, and a Foo Fighters finale
    Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
  • Album review: Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange'

    Album review: Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) In the days leading up to the release of his major-label debut album, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam), R&B singer Frank Ocean announced that five years ago, when he was 19, he fell deeply in love with a man. The...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
  • Celebs hit Chicago for Lollapalooza

    Celebs hit Chicago for Lollapalooza
    The city's trendiest spots were swarming with celebrities from the sports and entertainment world this past Lollapalooza weekend — from what I hear. I didn't actually see too many. In what became a reoccurring theme throughout the weekend, they...
  • Best and worst of the Super Bowl parties in Indianapolis

    Best and worst of the Super Bowl parties in Indianapolis
    INDIANAPOLIS -- You'll be happy to know I didn't fall asleep on the couch watching the Super Bowl like I did in Dallas last year. That's because I took a different approach when covering the Super Bowl parties in Indianapolis. I didn't stay until the very...
  • Review: 'Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop'

    Review: 'Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop'
    Are hip-hop artists such as Flavor Flav and Lil Wayne the new generation of black minstrels -- the African American jesters who used to entertain audiences with cartoonish, racially stereotypical shtick before the collapse of the Jim Crow South?...
  • Album review: Lil Wayne, 'Tha Carter IV'

    Album review: Lil Wayne, 'Tha Carter IV'
    2 stars (out of 4) The self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” had an enviable run for a few years, churning out free mix tapes, song-stealing cameos and major-label blockbusters with dizzying aplomb from 2004 to 2009. “Tha Carter III&...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • SuperHeavy mixes up Jagger rock, Marley rhythms and more

    SuperHeavy mixes up Jagger rock, Marley rhythms and more
    On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage...