The house at 2156 N. Tripp Avenue looks unremarkable, yet it is part of history. Walt Disney was born here on December 5, 1901--110 years ago today.Elias and Flora Disney, Walt's parents, arrived in Chicago from Florida in 1890.
In a sense, today is the birthday of WBEZ.Ninety years ago on this date, Chicago was introduced to the latest method of instantaneous communication. They called it radio-telephony--or just plain radio.The city was a late starter in this particular technology.
Home entertainment morphed into a strange new beast in recent years. The television remained the pride of place in many living rooms but how consumers got their media has changed quite a bit. From Direct TV to Netflix and Hulu, content was everywhere and in multiple formats.
The theater can be a place to while away the weekend but if Chicagoans want something a little less refined, they might consider the roller rink. Not the dancing-on-wheels variety but full-throttle aggression! Tamiko Saame and Alisa DePedro are two players from the Windy City Rollers.
A video for Kanye West's song "All of the Lights" has been pulled from YouTube after a British group said that the video's strobing light effects had caused seizures.Epilepsy Action complained about the video soon after its debut this past weekend.But as NPR's Zoe Chace reports, they may be other re
Don Kirshner, who brought rock 'n' roll to those of us in "the sticks" with his Rock Concert series in the early '70s, has died.According to the Associated Press: "a business associate says ... Kirshner has died of heart failure at a Florida hospital at age 76."
While he and 32 other Chilean miners were trapped deep underground for 69 days last fall, Edison Pena became known as the guy who tried to keep spirits up by singing songs made famous by his idol -- Elvis Presley.Today in Memphis, Pena got to tour Graceland (which we probably don't need to tell most