November 8, 2012 |
He's emo, he was steampunk before steampunk was even a thing, and Daniel Day-Lewis plays him in a new movie. He has a totally bitchin' beard, kills vampires and, oh, yeah, he freed the slaves, too. Meet the new Abraham Lincoln, hipster hero. "He is already the American with perhaps the most astounding, almost mythological, life story," said James M. Cornelius, curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Lincoln, Cornelius said, was born in a log cabin with a dirt floor and rose, "largely by his own efforts," to the highest office in the nation.
April 8, 2013 |
* (out of 4) Earlier today, country artist Brad Paisley released his new single. It features rap legend and asymmetrical-pant-leg trailblazer LL Cool J. The song is the worst country/rap hybrid that has ever been created, and that includes that “CMT vs. BET” theme party I attended in college. The tune is an attempt to understand opposing cultures, with Paisley crooning flaccid lines like “I'm just a whiiiiite man, comin' to ya from the Southlannnd” and “I'm proud of where I'm from, but not everything we've done.” It's...
January 2, 2014 |
Seven years. Seven! Years! That's the length of Jay Cutler's new contract with the Bears. Was it a good deal or bad deal for Chicago? Two RedEye contributors duke it out. Smart Move, Bears By Matt Lindner Jay Cutler needs the Bears, but the Bears need Jay Cutler even more. Now the most polarizing athlete in the history of Chicago is ours to debate for another seven years. In one fell swoop, Bears GM Phil Emery nearly broke the internet Thursday morning by announcing he had signed the greatest quarterback in franchise history - that's not a...
January 4, 2013 |
Never before has an interview subject assumed/joked that RedEye was a communist newspaper. Fans of Boots Riley's veteran, socially conscious hip-hop act The Coup probably won't be surprised that he mentioned it. “Do people assume that [it's a communist paper] that don't know [it's not]?” asks the Chicago-born rapper, who moved away when he was one and has long called Oakland home. “I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think that.” He's kidding (I think), but, contrasting with the band's often-danceable music (including the recent “Sorry...