April 23, 2014 |
In a world of wardrobe malfunctions and waistline criticism, it's nice for People magazine to take a break twice a year to recognize the hottest of the famous hotties. The men have a title all their own (sexiest man alive), because the patriarchy, so the top slot on the mag's world's most beautiful list tends to go to a woman. And this year, what a woman they have chosen: Oscar winner and overnight star Lupita Nyong'o! In celebration of this awesome choice, here are our favorite looks from America's newest sweetheart.
March 17, 2014 |
*** (out of 4) When "Pumped Up Kicks" vaulted Foster the People to rock stardom in summer 2011, it was an odd record to take off in such extreme fashion. Not only was it a mellow, easy-listening tune in a time of dance-driven power-pop, but tucked beneath its quaintness was a serious tale of a school shooting--a grim underpinning on a seemingly light, lovely song. While listening to "Supermodel," Foster the People's overdue follow-up to the California band's debut, "Torches," it's difficult not to think of the formula behind...
March 12, 2014 |
Much of “Lost in the Dream,” the War on Drugs' third full-length studio album, took shape in the late-night hours when Adam Granduciel put rubber to the road. “I made a lot of decisions driving around at night in my van, which is the best way to listen to [the music],” said the 35-year-old singer/guitarist by phone from his home in Philadelphia. “I'd just listen to the songs and think about all the things in my life that were bothering me, like, 'Man, when am I going to stop feeling so nervous all the time?
March 3, 2014 |
Gilda Chan doesn't mind tweeting about the TV she's watching, the causes she supports, or her job as an inventory manager at Sears. And when her friends ask her about the rent she pays on her Gold Coast apartment, she's happy to tell them. (It's $1,700 a month.) But there are other aspects of her financial life that Chan, 33, is not comfortable discussing publicly, like her salary. "No, I'm more private than that," she said. "I am open to sharing my salary with my family and closest friends, but if a close friend happened to be a...
February 27, 2014 |
*** (out of four) A documentary shouldn't compare the U.S.'s annual child incarceration rate with other countries' lower tallies without a deep analysis. Instead, “Kids for Cash” focuses exclusively on Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella, who became the centerpiece of a late-'00s scandal after he locked up countless minors for minor offenses and appeared to accept a kickback for creating and filling a new juvenile detention facility. He was labeled the “Kids for Cash” judge, a tag the public and...
February 14, 2014 |
This Valentine's Day, one DePaul student is on a mission to warm up Chicago from the inside, one winter-hardened soul at a time. With his arms. "Sometimes we lose the physical intimacy of contact as we go about our daily lives and sometimes it's just a reminder that we're humans," said 20-year-old David Melia. "We need physical interaction with each other. " The laid-back Lincoln Park resident bills himself as a professional free hugger, a man who goes around the city soothing strangers' souls by enveloping them in an embrace.