| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:34 AM
AURORA, Colo. -- Still grappling with the inexplicable tragedy at a Colorado movie theater last week, families of the massacre victims must now embark on the heavy task of laying their loved ones to rest.
On Wednesday, a memorial service will take...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Washed Out is the electronic-pop project of Georgia native Ernest Greene. He broke through a few years ago with his Life of Leisure EP, and last year released a full-length called Within and Without. Greene and his band were scheduled to perform at 6 p.m....
| Apr 25, 2012
UPDATE: THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED. CHECK BACK LATER THIS WEEK TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE FINAL 4!
After 9 years of facing off Chicago bands in our Rock ‘n’ Vote competition, you might think the city would run out of strong candidates.
You would be...
| Sep 2, 2007
They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment.
They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
| Mar 8, 2009
In the shattered calm of the Mexican night, sitting atop a railroad tanker car, Cary Joji Fukunaga didn't yet know that a man was being murdered. But he'd heard the screams, gunshots and shouts in Spanish of "Bandits!" and he was bracing to make a run for...
| Apr 5, 2009
People Are Unappealing
True Stories of Our Collective
Capacity to Irritate and Annoy
Three Rivers Press: 224 pp., $13.95 paper
These days, the market is pretty well saturated when it comes to memoir. Which means it has to be good; it...
| Mar 26, 2009
Many a great film director is tethered artistically to a trusted actor: John Ford had the Duke, Fellini had Mastroianni and Scorsese had De Niro.
For Sam Peckinpah, the volatile maverick who reinvented the western as a hyperviolent, nihilistic...
| Jan 15, 2009
| 2:24 PM
Director Steven Soderbergh's two-part, four-hour "Che" is part folly and part fulfillment, a methodical if coolly romantic portrait of the most familiar 1960s T-shirt icon outside the peace symbol. Some would argue way, way outside the peace symbol....
| May 16, 2008
American Indians, British colonists, American revolutionaries, Civil War soldiers and sailors, pioneering educators, aviators and astronauts. They all made history happen right here.
1607 Jamestown is established, marking the beginning of English...
| May 18, 2008
Steven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
| Dec 16, 2007
In terms of home entertainment, viewers had an embarrassment of riches to choose from this year. Among 2007's best releases were restored old favorites and newly discovered rarities, television classics past and present, and at the top of the heap, the...
| Dec 19, 2007
Brad Pitt may be climbing into Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life," replacing Heath Ledger in the gestating drama.
According to Variety, Pitt is in talks to join the River Road-financed project, which will also feature Sean Penn. Ledger had been attached to...