Entertainment

Thu, 04/14/2011
One of these days, Chris Miller is going to run out of space for compact discs at his CD-only music shop, Chicago Digital, in Oak Park. Last week he had to put a second shelf in the restroom. It extends from the top of the toilet’s water tank to the ceiling and accommodates classical composers from Liszt, Franz, through Mozart, W. A. “I have...
Thu, 04/14/2011
    Back in 2007, a game came around that was received as more of an interactive benchmark for your computer than an actual video game. Computer freaks around the world would base the performance of their system on how well they could run the game while others dropped upwards of 500 bucks in the hopes that an upgrade would be able...
Thu, 04/07/2011
The wooden floors of the house at 6918 South Dorchester Avenue came from a West Side bowling alley. The stacks of vinyl records once stocked a Hyde Park record shop, and some of the windows once served as doors in a museum. Viewed from the kitchen, the words “Museum Hours: 9 to 5” run backward across the glass.  The works of the artist...
Sat, 04/02/2011
Home of the blues. Laboratory for the skyscraper. Birthplace of atomic energy. And cradle of children’s music? No one disputes Chicago’s legacy in many great endeavors, but that last one also deserves notice, given the contribution by Ella Jenkins, a founding mother of children’s music. Jenkins, now 86 , was the first artist to tailor her gifts —...