| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:10 PM
- Justin Bieber releases another jam off of his highly anticipated album Believe. Big Sean gives the kid an assist on this dance record, so hit the jump and give it a listen.
- Pitbull is BACK! with his seventh studio album, Global Warming, and he's...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:01 AM
| Jun 29, 2012
*** (out of four)
Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy may be only five years dormant, but the thing’s not untouchable. It would be more blasphemous to rejuvenate plenty of other franchises.
Please, don’t give Justin Bieber a...
| Jul 5, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
The concert documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me” may appear fascinating to anyone who did not realize that pop stars sometimes don’t wear makeup and that people experiencing relationship problems sometimes cry. It may...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Neil Diamond clutches the microphone in his right hand, and makes music with his left. It sweeps, points, punches, waves, swerves and skips an imaginary lasso.
It blows moist kisses in the direction of the balconies. It clutches an unseen skull, a...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:57 AM
When I first started writing my column, an old friend and colleague contacted me with a little constructive criticism.
"Your columns are great, Renee," he said. "But they are too safe. You need to stir up a little controversy. Be bold!"
I saw what he...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:47 AM
Imagine if the five members of New Kids on the Block — who sold more than 80 million records in the 1980s and ‘90s thanks to their hits “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step By Step” — were coming up in today’s...
| Sep 18, 2012
Asked what aspects of his “How I Met Your Mother” character he enjoyed exploring last season, Josh Radnor takes a mulligan. Outside of reconnecting with Victoria (Ashley Williams), Radnor can’t remember what happened to Ted.
| Sep 18, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Tavi Gevinson, for whom we will all work one day, was walking home from school, books pressed to her chest, skirt swishing. It was a portrait of suburban idyll, the first day of class at Oak Park and River Forest High School. And yet, during the first two...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:29 AM
If someone discovers quarterback Brandon Dawkins not smiling, please take a photo to prove it. Whether in the huddle, on the sideline or in the locker room, Dawkins is the coolest, most laid-back teenager not named Justin Bieber.
"When I'm smiling and I'...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:35 AM
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.