Scribd, the Netflix for bookworms, recently listed the most popular books borrowed by users in each state. Neil Gaiman’s 2001 “American Gods” ranks at the top of Illinois bibliophiles’ queue, while his other novel “Neverwhere” tops our neighbors to the north’s lists. For those who prefer their novels on the small screen, FreemantleMedia (“X Factor”)
Not certain who is better, Cameron Diaz or Quvenzhané Wallis in the reboot of “Annie.” The Miss Hannigan vs. Annie dynamic appears to rival the original perfectly. But you can bet your bottom dollar that the dance numbers with Jamie Foxx will be the best bet this Christmas.
More than 40 acts are packing up and heading to Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest Music Festival next week. ool-hip-hop.html”> From the up-and-coming hip-hop performers King Louie and Katie Got Bandz, to Urge Overkill, a pioneers of the early Wicker Park scene, the annual showcase reps strong Chicago ties. So strong, in fact,
We’re live blogging the Oscars red carpet tonight. Who’s going to take home the title for best dressed? Matt Lindner Tweets the truth. This E! #redcarpet special would be a lot more entertaining if it was Jay Cutler and not Kristin Cavallari critiquing #Oscars dresses — Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) March 3, 2014 PHOTO GALLERY: What
If you wanted to get in on the action of Billy Corgan’s 8-plus hours performance of Hermann Hesse’s “Siddartha,” here’s your chance. There’s drama already, but follow Daniel Loapatin on Twitter for the real-live experience. h/t AV Club
As Black History Month draws to a close, three students share their thoughts on what the month means to them. Interested in opportunities at Free Spirit Media? Shoot them an email at email@example.com.
So there’s this map. And if you’re like most of the listening public, you can’t be confined to what’s popular, hip or otherwise music to the masses’ ears. Which makes it all the more mystifying that as an Illinois resident, I am lumped with folks who have Sufjan Stevens on repeat. No. This will not
Update Tuesday at 12:35 p.m. Wes Anderson fans flooded the Music Box Theatre’s website Tuesday, and the more than the 700 tickets were snapped up in record time. [View the story "Wes Anderson screening at Music Box Theatre sells out in record time" on Storify] Need your Wes Anderson fix? If watching the late-night cable
He’s nothing if not a Renaissance man. From his poetry reading to the final weekend of “Luna Gale,” James Franco is showing up around town. But he brought his “Of Mice and Men” gang along as well to the Saturday night show. And stopped backstage to snap a few pics with Colin Sphar and Jim
Bacon nation, your time has come. After teasing the porcine-loving population for weeks, the now-three-tastings-strong festival (April 25-26) tickets go on sale today at noon. Get your trigger fingers ready, because those tickets go fast, lightning fast. General admission sets you back $100, while VIP tickets (already on sale) are $200 with guaranteed early entry.