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In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games. Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
The temptation is to define the man, or at least his body of work, by 140 character messages. Yes, the Colts' owner is an active and wildly popular tweeter with more than 180,000 followers. But the owner of the Colts is Jim Irsay, not @JimIrsay. That...
Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead. Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
Here’s something you may not expect to hear from “Flight” co-star Nadine Velazquez, who’s often included on lists with “hottest” or “sexiest” in the title. “I just didn’t want to be a face...
Tags: Transportation Accidents, Apple iPod, Football, Holidays, Music
Here are my favorite concerts from 2011: 1. Le Butcherettes at Lollapalooza, Aug. 5: Teri Gender Bender, aka Teresa Suarez, wears a red-stained butcher's smock and flings her high-heels into the crowd, the better to stomp, twirl, somersault and stage-...
One of the sweetest and most sacred sounds I have ever heard and one that I would give almost anything I could possibly ever get to hear again was the high-pitched, thin, monophony voice of my late grandmother as she sang to herself while standing over...
Tags: MP3 Players, Science, Physiology
There's an old saying in Republican politics: Massachusetts produces only two exports — lobsters and liberals — and neither one travels well. That's what GOP strategists said in 1988 when then-Gov. Michael S. Dukakis was the Democratic...
Tags: Government, Al Gore, Politics, Voting, Republican Party
Mastodon: The Atlanta quartet rewrites the metal handbook with virtually every release. Their latest, “The Hunter” (Reprise), provides a relatively concise overview of their wide-ranging sound, covering everything from progressive journeys...
3 stars (out of 4) Only Kate Bush could get away with this: Her new album, “50 Words for Snow” (Fish People), includes a song about making love to a snowman, who melts in her bed, leaving behind only dead leaves and twisted branches....
The Hartford CourantWhat's the difference between a standup concert and a one-person show? See for yourself in two showcase performances this week on HBO. Carrie Fisher's autobiographical "Wishful Drinking" (HBO, 9 tonight), recorded before an audience in New Jersey in...
Illinois has lived lately in a state of ethical emergency and Cindi Canary has been on call. You must have seen or heard her. When a government ethics committee needs a member, when the national or local media need a nonpartisan comment, Canary's there,...
The TV Guy - Orlando Sentinel“Saturday Night Live” piled on the nostalgia in a big way this weekend, and that strategy lifted the sagging NBC show. Returning to the late-night fold were Justin Timberlake, Two Wild and Crazy Guys and the Three Amigos. Timberlake, doing...
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