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Beyonce reduces Coldplay to appetizer at Super Bowl halftime show

The Super Bowl 50 halftime show Sunday was a billed as a "musical celebration of past, present and future," and it was pretty clear that at least somebody would get bypassed, if not run over. Coldplay ostensibly headlined the nationally televised gig, but the mild-mannered band was reduced to a...

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  • Super Bowl commercials 2016: Best and worst

    Super Bowl commercials 2016: Best and worst

    As Super Bowl 50 proved to be a defensive battle on the field, it was that way in the ads, as well. Paying a reported $5 million for 30 seconds, advertiser after advertiser played it cautious by trotting out familiar faces and familiar music to help pitch their products. Some of it worked (Alec...

  • A new season means it's time for some new ideas for Wrigley Field

    A new season means it's time for some new ideas for Wrigley Field

    Now that the football season is over and the Super Bowl ads have been ranked, it's back to baseball for some of us. During my winter hibernation, I spent a lot of time listening to fans and trying to come up with ways to make the Wrigley Field experience more enjoyable, knowing the owners, the...

  • Goodell's 'couch' analogy doesn't sit well with Duerson family

    Goodell's 'couch' analogy doesn't sit well with Duerson family

    The son of late Bears safety Dave Duerson joined the chorus criticizing Roger Goodell for how the NFL commissioner recently compared risks of playing football to "risk in sitting on the couch." Goodell was widely panned after his pre-Super Bowl news conference Friday for alluding to childhood obesity...

  • Are the Bears Super-Bowl-bound in 3 years? Experts say ...

    Are the Bears Super-Bowl-bound in 3 years? Experts say ...

    With any luck—OK, a lot of luck—the Bears will be in the Super Bowl 51. How beautiful would it be to see John Fox’s team hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Houston next February? Anything can happen in the NFL, right? After all, Fox needed just three years upon being hired as Denver’s coach to reach...

  • 'Kung Fu Panda 3' continues box office domination, coming in above 'Hail, Caesar!' and 'Zombies'

    'Kung Fu Panda 3' continues box office domination, coming in above 'Hail, Caesar!' and 'Zombies'

    Zombies set in Jane Austen’s England couldn’t claw their way to the top of the box office on Super Bowl weekend as 20th Century Fox’s “Kung Fu Panda 3,” Universal’s “Hail, Caesar!” and a host of other holdovers attracted more moviegoers. The latest “Kung Fu Panda” installment grossed an estimated...

  • Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Three reasons to eat pizza, an afternoon tea and more things to do in Chicago today, Mon. Feb. 8. EATNational Pizza Day Max & Leo's1500 N. Clybourn Ave. 312-973-4920The restaurant located within Lincoln Park's Kings Bowl celebrates by giving free coal-fired pizzas to the first 20 visitors, offering...

  • Defense leads Broncos to Super Bowl win

    Defense leads Broncos to Super Bowl win

    Von Miller lead a stifling Denver defense and Peyton Manning did just enough to lead the Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Get unlimited digital access to all of The Times' NFL coverage. Try it today for just $0.99 7:44 P.M. Gary Klein Broncos rely on defense to...

  • We predict the winner of Super Bowl 50 with a blind beer taste test

    We predict the winner of Super Bowl 50 with a blind beer taste test

    We drink a lot of beer here at RedEye, so why not make our Super Bowl 50 prediction based on what Colorado and the Carolinas have to offer on the brew front?

  • Man killed, 5 others wounded in city shootings: 'Welcome to Chicago, right?'

    Man killed, 5 others wounded in city shootings: 'Welcome to Chicago, right?'

    A man died and at least five other people, including two boys, have been wounded since Friday evening in separate shootings on the West, South and Southwest sides. A 21-year-old man died after he was shot around 11:30 p.m. through the window of a residence in the Park Manor neighborhood on the...

  • Deaths of all six victims in Gage Park ruled homicides by medical examiner

    Deaths of all six victims in Gage Park ruled homicides by medical examiner

    The Cook County medical examiner's office determined Friday that the deaths of all six people inside a Gage Park home were homicides, five of them from "sharp force" or "blunt force" injuries and the sixth from gunshot wounds. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday...

  • Homeless shelter the Crib a refuge for young LGBT people

    Homeless shelter the Crib a refuge for young LGBT people

    Among those waiting outside a North Side shelter on a recent, bitterly cold night was Cilantra, the street name of a 23-year-old who has been scuffling since leaving his family's home five years ago. "I was pretty much running away," Cilantra said. "All we did was yell at each other." Cilantra...

  • Cat seen scalded in Facebook video is rescued, being treated at shelter

    Cat seen scalded in Facebook video is rescued, being treated at shelter

    Heather Weidmann was horrified Friday morning when she saw footage on Facebook of a South Side cat getting scalded with boiling water. “I cried my eyes out, it’s horrible,” the construction worker said Friday night. “Who’s going to help this cat?” The Humboldt Park resident said she has under her...

  • Watch every Super Bowl 50 commercial released so far

    Watch every Super Bowl 50 commercial released so far

    The Big Game is almost upon us and, with it, the most anticipated day of the year for brands and their commercials. A 30-second spot is expected to cost about $5 million for Super Bowl 50. But why wait until they air during the game? Many advertisers have already put their commercials out on YouTube....

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