| Oct 3, 2008
| 4:24 PM
em>by Mark Silva The House has cleared the path for a $700 billion bailout of the nation's financial institutions today, warming up to a sweetened plan it rejected Monday. With a 223-205 vote this morning, the House has blocked any......
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:27 AM
"I've seen Felix before but I never thought I'd see all the others," said the man in the line for the men's room at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Given the frequently challenged bladder capacity of the target demographic for "Once Upon a Dream Starring the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 PM
So last week, we explained that I was getting Botoxed, or "Toxed," in a vernacular I created, and this week we will look at the results and reactions among my so-called friends.
These are people, I remind you, whom you would pay to stay away, in a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Steven Van Zandt — the 62-year-old guitarist for the E Street Band, a political activist who famously took action in the 1980s against the Sun City resort in South Africa and a late-in-life actor who played Silvio Dante on "The Sopranos" — is,...
| Jul 19, 2013
Tremaine Johnson, who raps under the name Tree and lives in Englewood, has a boyish face, broadening with age. He has a thick, distinctive growl. And Sunday, when he opens the final day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, it will be because he...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 7:54 PM
Every generation has at least one "where were you when …" moment — a defining snapshot that, from time to time, we rescue from the mental mothballs, dust off and admire anew.
I was too young to fully understand all the oniony layers...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 5:00 PM
In the early 1960’s and really for years beyond, the newspaper business was not exactly an upwardly mobile profession for women. The same could be said for broadcast journalism when I started several years later. Just about the best a woman could do...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Deep into "Fela!," when Fela Anikulapo-Kuti stands defiant at The Shrine, even as the Nigerian military authorities try to break the back of his collective family, the cast of the touring musical brings out some coffins as a political memorial to those...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:25 PM
Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
| Dec 28, 2011
They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s.
Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 1:36 AM
“Twenty-three skidoo, hepcat. You’re the cat’s pajamas.”
That’s what I would say to my dad when I was a teenager and he would tell me stories, in all the swingin’ lingo of his salad days, about the late 1940s, back...