The year 2012 proved to be a good one for the Eli Young Band. The group of Texas musicians spent 12 years touring and recording before “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” hit Number One that July. […]
Despite not releasing an album in 2012, the Black Keys dominated the year in a lot of ways. The most surprising thing, however, is the feasibility of the rock duo doing the same thing in […]
From country ballads to frenzied dubstep and vibrant dance-pop concoctions, Taylor Swift’s latest album Red is a variety pack of emotion and energy. Yet one thing that binds so many of her songs together is their undeniable catchiness. She […]
The Canadian singer gets a pair of nominations, including one in one of the GRAMMY awards’ most prestigious categories.
With a GRAMMY nod and new ‘R.E.D.’ album in stores, Ne-Yo is already working on his follow-up. But there is still the matter of his missing GRAMMY.
When GRAMMY nominations have your band name in everyone’s mouth, all sorts of old “friends” come out of the woodwork.
“I was worried, when we first decided this was going to be the band name about all the negative puns that would happen,” singer Nate Ruess says. “Like, ‘This is no fun at all!’
A Cook County judge has released the video of convicted killer William Balfour being questioned by police in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s family members.
Unless you work in the science field, chances are your days of conducting cool experiments are over. Go back to class with “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition,” which opens March 15 at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Genghis Khan has an oft-misunderstood legacy. The ruthless Mongol emperor drastically expanded his 12th and 13th century Asian empire through force — but along the way introduced passports and a postal system, among other innovations. “Genghis Khan,” a new show at the Field Museum running through September 3, takes a look at the ruler through an exhibit of artifacts ranging from jewelry and silk robes to weapons and religious relics — and even a mummy…
Patti Blagojevich is again proclaiming her husband’s innocence, as he prepares to head to prison.
Decorating your space on a budget can be a daunting task, but Jay Michael of Estate Properties knows how to spruce up even the smallest rooms. He rehabs apartment buildings in the city, then rents them out. Michael recently caught up with CBSChicago.com to talk about his design background, what inspires him, and offer tips for freshening up your space, whether it’s a rental or not…
You’ve been to Big Star for awesome tacos and other Mexican dishes, now swing by the Wicker Park joint for champurrado, a warming chocolate drink. CBSChicago.com recently caught up with Justin Large, chef de cuisine at Big Star, to learn how to make the drink at home.
Chicago-based cartoonist Aaron Renier has been illustrating stories written by himself and others for years. The author of The Unsinkable Walker Bean, Renier’s latest project is an illustrated edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper for Scout Books. He recently talked with CBSChicago.com about his work…
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy spoke exclusively to CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson in 1992. Here is the revealing, and sometimes disturbing, story.
Dancers usually perform works by outside choreographers, but at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, company members create dances for each other. The dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 (a training company for six dancers between the ages of 18 and 25) stepped up to the challenge, and the results are on view during the danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, held January 19 to 22 and January 26 to 29 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than three months ago, was back in town on Thursday and sources said he’s either already been interviewed by detectives or will be soon.
At the Trump Hotel’s Rebar, inventive sushi rolls and tasty cocktails go hand in hand. At a recent tasting of the new menus, Manager Michael Koury served Le Poire Haute, an elegant blend of pear vodka, amaretto, and pear puree, which you can easily shake up at home to serve at holiday parties.
The Museum of Contemporary Art recently overhauled its 10-year-old 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work program, transforming the idea into Chicago Works, which will feature art by notable local artists. Kicking off the promising new series is Scott Reeder, a professor of painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute…
Bangers and Lace’s cocktail The Little Destroyer is perfect for nights when it’s too cold to venture outside for a drink.