| 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...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:54 AM
*** (1/2) out of 4
Aubrey, Aubrey, Aubrey. What now? You've gone from "Degrassi" to Cash Money to stardom. "Nothing Was The Same" is a showcase of a man who has legit traveled the road from the screen to the stage to the ... well, still a stage. His...
| Sep 23, 2013
She's a University of Chicago senior, but native Chicagoan Rae Gray isn't worried about finding a job after graduation. She's been working as an actress since she was five.
"I think education is very important and it's important to have a degree, but...
| Sep 9, 2013
Some six months before the Oscars, nomination forecasters have already asked “Short Term 12” star Brie Larson if she’s picked out her dress.
“I’ve already picked out my wedding dress,” the actress deadpans about the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:16 PM
These past couple of years could best be described as a transitional period for Adam Lukas.
The singer/guitarist lost friend and musical foil Mark Frost to a 2011 suicide, abandoned one band name (Apteka) in favor of another (Pink Frost) and started...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Hall of Fame
** (out of 4)
It needs to be addressed before we go any further that this album should come with an asterisk. “Hall of Fame” will forever be overshadowed by what isn’t on it. Sean’s choice to release the...
| 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 17, 2013
| 6:40 PM
During Disclosure's early evening set at Lollapalooza 2013, British brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence paused to pay tribute to house music--a genre with deep Chicago roots that heavily informs the pair's celebrated full-length debut, “Settle.”...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Ten years ago Monday, fans came as close to seeing the Cubs in the World Series as they’d been in six decades. Then the eighth inning of Game 6 in the National League Championship Series happened, setting off a catastrophic chapter...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015. The duo's chemistry and their ability to deliver barbs with a twinkle have made them an awards-show favorite, not just at the Globes but at the Emmys and other...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Throughout Earl Sweatshirt's major-label debut, “Doris,” the Odd Future rapper struggles to come to terms with the increased spotlight he’s been under since returning from Coral Reef Academy--a retreat for at-risk boys outside the Samoan...