| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant biopic that told the story of radio DJ Petey Greene. That film was all about the power of words. Lemmons' new film, "Black Nativity," concerns good deeds...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant and unjustly little-seen biopic that starred Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor and told the story of D.C. deejay Petey Greene. That film was all about the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:20 AM
There's something so decidedly old-fashioned about "Black Nativity," an updating of the Christmas-themed musical written by poet Langston Hughes and first performed in 1961, that it feels like a small marvel to be watching it in 2013. It doesn't matter...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 AM
[Update: Filming for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will continue this weekend in the Loop. Shooting will take place 7 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday on LaSalle Street, from West Lake Street to West Jackson Boulevard. According to a notice sent out to...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Arsenio Hall teases that the first night of his talk show will be "a cavalcade of surprises and fun."
The surprises start at 11 p. m. Monday on WRDQ-Channel 27, but the first-week guests will include Chris Tucker, Mark Harmon, Lisa Kudrow, Ice Cube,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:58 AM
It’s here: The one weekend a year when the top parties in the world aren’t taking place in Los Angeles, New York, Paris or Rio de Janeiro, but right in our very own backyard. Lollapalooza weekend is your opportunity to mingle with...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:09 AM
The George Zimmerman verdict will generate another town hall discussion about race at 10 p.m. Tuesday on CNN. Anderson Cooper will moderate.
A CNN promotional spot put the issue this way: Does our country treat people equally under the law?
| Jul 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:25 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Kanye West’s sixth studio album, “Yeezus” (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), is the latest affront from an artist who keeps inventing ways to tick people off.
At first listen, it is hostile, abrasive (both sonically and...