| Jun 22, 2012
| 9:45 PM
| Jun 26, 2012
Please, oh please, tell me they’re going to hang with “West City” as the real official name for the new elementary school that’s to be located — bet you didn’t see this coming — west of the city.
I mean, after...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:17 PM
At the height of its popularity, "Soul Train" felt like a religion in Baltimore.
The Saturday daytime show hosted by the late Don Cornelius was not to be missed — like church or the early seasons of "Saturday Night Live," according to Tim Watts,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Think of The Blues Brothers as the original soul revival act -- beating Amy Winehouse to the punch by a couple of decades. While the fictional band's concept and impact has been watered down by time and some awful sequels, the original film's still great....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Spider-Manhas teamed up with John Belushi and Stephen Colbert. Last year, Batman crossed paths with “Weird Al” Yankovic and Scooby-Doo. Superman once traded punches with Muhammad Ali while Eminem did a lock-and-load tale with the Punisher....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Don McClean famously wrote a song that made the life of Buddy Holly a legend called American Pie; this leaves me wondering if there will be any such effort to canonize Whitney Houston after her tragic death Saturday last.
I say tragic because here is yet...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:08 PM
After years of false starts and decades of dilapidation, the Dixie Square Mall in Harvey is finally coming down.
Gov. Pat Quinn joined south suburban officials at the Harvey police station this morning to announce the start of the demolition, while crews...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:35 PM
It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame.
But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:07 AM
One of the best biographies I have ever read was "Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan," by Sam Childers, aka the machine gun preacher. It painted the image of Childers fighting for orphans in Sudan, and also...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Whether music, art, or toga parties are your thing, I have a few suggestions for what you should do tonight in Orlando....
| Jan 18, 2011
| 4:36 PM
At one point in her quiet and downright languorous Hymn to Hollywood, “Somewhere,” Sofia Coppola points her static camera at her star, Stephen Dorff, as his head is encased in goo. He's a movie star who needs to have a head-cast made for...