| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:39 PM
I talk to the dead.
Whenever I'm startled by the shapes and colors in the sky, I talk to my brother Bill, an artist who loved to paint the clouds.
Some days I talk to my friend Steve, usually along the lines of, "Where the bleep are you, Daley, when I...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Four men were arrested overnight Sunday after they tried to hijack a car belonging to an off-duty police officer, county prosecutors said.
Marcus Johnson, 36, of the 4100 block of South Prairie Avenue; Deonta Brown, 21, of the 7400 block of South Yates...
| Nov 13, 2013
When director Alex Gibney was making an uplifting movie about Lance Armstrong’s 2009 comeback—before the confirmation of rumors about the champion cyclist’s doping and before Gibney remade the film into “The Armstrong Lie,”...
| Oct 24, 2013
*** (out of four)
Closing out Survival Month at the Movies (“Gravity,” “Captain Phillips,” “12 Years a Slave”), “All is Lost” presents the gravity of being Captain Redford for eight days. No, that isn&...
| Oct 10, 2013
For Adam Scott, a childhood birthday party may have been one of the biggest moments of his young life. Why? He received an Imperial ship from “Star Wars.”
“I was pretty blown away that this girl that I barely knew got me this badass...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:12 AM
I’ve written this analysis twice already. The first time was a complete hatchet job, complete with eye-rolls and WTFs, admittedly without fully processing the album and after only two full listens. It included the phrase “cultural...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:08 AM
We're just a rotting corpse away from a new season of "The Walking Dead." The Season 4 premiere, "30 Days without an Accident," debuts at 8 p.m. CT Oct. 13 on AMC and is followed by a new episode of "Talking Dead," hosted by Chris Hardwick. Here are...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:58 PM
One of my best days ever.
Last Tuesday wasn't that day, but it was the 42nd anniversary of the day the Magic Kingdom part of Walt Disney World opened — and I was there . . . at the Palm and Magnolia golf courses. Talk about bad aim.
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:48 PM
"Saturday Night Live" opened its season with former cast member and head writer Tina Fey hosting, but Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" surprised everyone when he appeared as Jesse Pinkman in an Obamacare cold open.
"I have this friend and he got sick, like...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Rowdy punk rockers Wavves might have embraced a more mature sound on their latest studio album, “Afraid of Heights,” but that doesn’t mean frontman Nathan Williams is ready to grow up just yet.
On a recent U.K. tour, the singer and...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:37 PM
* 1/2 (out of 4 stars)
There are only two consistent things about Nelly’s career: He makes songs that will get stuck in your head and his albums are frustrating as hell to navigate. You’ll get a few thumpers, a few sappy songs, some sort...