| Nov 18, 2013
Most of us walk around with an unfairness detector in our heads, and we're at our happiest when that detector is not going: Bleep! Bleep! Bleep!
Fairness is good. You can quote me on that.
Fairness in the workplace is not just good; it's critical....
| Nov 25, 2013
About six months ago, “Philomena” star Steve Coogan—the hilarious English actor perhaps best known in America for his roles in “Tropic Thunder” and “The Other Guys”—shot a pilot called “Doubt” in...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:05 AM
SEATTLE Pete Carroll is on pause, it seems. He's not thinking about five other things. The words coming from his mouth are slow and thoughtful, not the usual stampede of insight and wit. He's actually in the moment.
"There's no bull(bleep) here," Carroll...
| Nov 22, 2013
Oh, now he wants a truce.
Jon Stewart picked a fight he couldn't win last week on "The Daily Show," disparaging Chicago's signature deep dish pizza as "tomato soup in a bread bowl," a "casserole," and "an aboveground marinara swimming pool for rats."
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Back in the mid-1970s, a certain loopy fringe of American college students was enthralled with a nutball sci-fi novel called "The Eye in the Pyramid." Among the book's many dotty characters was a sinister professional hit man named Harry Coin. On Nov. 22,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:40 PM
If you're a transplant like me, you simply cannot make it home to spend all the holidays with the fam. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If it boils down to Thanksgiving or Christmas, many of us will choose to head home for the latter.
| Nov 7, 2013
** (out of four)
It’s tough to forget Saoirse Ronan’s three 2013 stinkers for long during “How I Live Now,” which in its first 15 minutes features her character blabbering in voiceover (“The Host”), insisting on...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:10 AM
3.5 out of 4 stars
Do you remember the episode of the Flash cartoon “Homestar Runner” when the Cheat holds a lightswitch rave and Strong Bad yells at him? (If not, watch it immediately.) That’s...
| Nov 1, 2013
Like many popular young female singers these days, Taylor Momsen has been criticized for incorporating sexuality into her performances, photos and videos. The Pretty Reckless singer sees a bit of a double standard there.
“I can see Robert Plant&...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:12 PM
We got a witch war, people! And Marie Laveau is raising a zombie army to fight it in "Fearful Pranks Ensue," the fourth episode of "American Horror Story: Coven."
Spoilers: Stop reading if you are not caught up.
Marie's none-too-pleased with Fiona...
| Nov 11, 2013
If you’re a 21st century Chicago artist and your name isn’t Kanye, Common, Lupe or Fall Out Boy, your album doesn’t debut in the Billboard Top 10. Sadly, it just doesn’t happen.
The exciting exception is EDM trio and north...