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Public Recordings of Police Officers Will Be Legal in Illinois After All

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

I'm not sure how this caught fire and spread so quickly on Facebook and Twitter, because the whole point of the eavesdropping law revision was to remove language that made it a felony for any citizen to record a law enforcement officer on duty. It was that portion of the eavesdropping law that made it both unconstitutional and absurdly antiquated.

Recording Is the Art of Forgetting - Enjoy Yourself

Jon Foreman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Jon Foreman

We want to acknowledge the worth of the present tense -- to take a picture, to write it down. But as I look out from stage night after night at a sea of cell phones, I wonder whether anyone could really capture a moment?

Concert Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Lisa Mirza Grotts

As a former music major, classical music is emotionally overwhelming for me. So naturally my experience is spoiled when a performance is interrupted by a cell phone ringing or someone unwrapping candy.

Old School Rock Meets New School Tech

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shane Paul Neil

What do you do when you have spent nearly the last half century touring the world and you want to put out a new album? If you are the seminal band Chicago, you develop possibly the most advanced mobile recording studio ever created.

Ryan J. Reilly

'Insane' DOJ Anti-Recording Policy Has Finally Been Reversed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a major shift, the Justice Department has done away with a longstanding policy that forbade federal agents from recording statements ...

Pssst... Your Car Is Spying On You

Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Turns out NSA officials aren't the only ones spying on us: Ford is, too. Ford's Jim Farley, who happens to be a cousin of the late comedian Chris ...

LISTEN: EMU Coach Fired For This 'Inappropriate Language'

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke says fired football coach Ron English used "wholly inapp...

12 Is a Magic Number

Tom Shillue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Tom Shillue

Throughout this project, people have been asking me questions, and this series of articles will be a good way to answer some of them. Questions like, "How did you get the idea to do 12 comedy albums? Is this a stunt?"

Smartphones in the Concert Hall

James Ehnes | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
James Ehnes

At a recent concert where I played, a young man in the second row filmed my entire performance on his smartphone. I stared at him with my best, "seriously?" look. This is how I make my living, and recording a performance changes the economics.

Step Inside the Studio With John Doe and Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill Sobule

These days there's a lot of talk about "direct to fan" projects, and everyone knows that the old ways of connecting music to people are quickly on the way out.

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.