December 6, 2012 |
*** (out of four) Jane (Dree Hemingway) is a young L.A.-via-Florida girl who's as obnoxiously aloof as she is stick-thin. Sadie (Besedka Johnson) is an elderly widow who acts as if it's a huge hassle to give Jane tap water - sans ice - after Jane drives Sadie home from the store. There's no reason to think these two could be friends. Yet director/co-writer Sean Baker makes the Independent Spirit Award-winning “Starlet” work better than it should, despite building on contrivances and too-blatantly rigging emotional turning points.
July 26, 2012 |
Beach trips and picnics are summer fun staples, but there's nothing like lazing away an afternoon at brunch. Forgo your regular haunt and consider checking out the new brunch service at these eight restaurants. As an added bonus, five have outdoor seating so you can soak up some rays with your sunnyside-up eggs. Brunch review: Hash House A Go Go 1212 N. State Parkway 312-202-0994 Rating: !! 1/2 (out of 4) Take it or leave it *Outdoor seating available Some people have brunch to nurse a hangover.
April 28, 2012 |
UPDATE: Listen to Keef's collaboration with Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and Jadakiss on the "I Don't Like" remix here. Over the last four months, 16-year-old Chief Keef has come from almost complete obscurity as a kid on house arrest to being one of Chicago's most buzzed-about artists. Last week, Kanye West announced a remix of Chief Keef's song “I Don't Like” with rappers Pusha T, Big Sean, and Jadakiss, helping to expand Keef's national profile. On Thursday, Chief Keef flew to New York to meet with labels and press...
December 4, 2013 |
Having a problem getting into the holiday spirit this year? Have no dear, there you can livestream Christmas cats now. According to Business Insider, you can livestream these festive felines for the next three days on ChristmasCats.tv. The kittens are decked out in holiday garb in a room with a grandma and an elf keeping them company. The site also allows you to meet the 13 cats featured in the livestream, complete with photos and bios. ChristmasCats.tv is a result of a partnership between Sony Legacy recording and North Shore...
March 24, 2014 |
True story: I never stopped calling Sean Combs "Puff Daddy. " Through his name changes from P. Diddy to just Diddy to whatever came after that (I honestly stopped paying attention after awhile), he's always been plain ol' Puff Daddy to me. Now, he apparently has seen the light and is going back to basics. In the video for his new song "Big Homie" (previewed above), Combs has decided to reclaim his moniker just in time for his new album "MMM," which should be released later this year.
February 8, 2012 |
Salatino's 626 S. Racine Ave. 312-226-9300 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The scene: A laid-back twist on its more-upscale predecessor Aldino's, Salatino's friendly servers don T-shirts, the walls are lined with framed black-and-white photos of Italian weddings and kitchen scenes, and the heavenly scent of red sauce wafts through the air like Grandma's spaghetti-and-gravy sunday supper. The food: Hearty pasta and Italian classics that really taste homemade.