| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Mr. T’s famous quote from the A-Team, “I pity the fool,” is really appropriate for the upcoming weekend.
The reason I’m so confident about writing this column is because the people who have entrusted their three precious kids...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 9:00 PM
I first thought about sharing my recipes last winter. When I would post some pictures of my cooking on Facebook ... it seemed to motivate people who weren't eating right, to get to the grocery store and get cooking. Let's be honest, we are all busy and...
| Sep 19, 2011
If you question whether the discussion of Chicago's racist history can still cause shivers among modern-day Chicago theatergoers, you need only watch what happens at the Steppenwolf Theatre in the first act of Bruce Norris' searing play "Clybourne Park."...
| Oct 2, 2011
The Harris family's life began to unravel around dawn on the last day of August.
R.J. Harris, who is 77, was in bed when a noise jolted him awake.
Bam. What was that?
Bam. It sounded like an explosion.
Bam. The front door swung open and officers in...
| Oct 16, 2011
The building inspectors came to the home of R.J. and Josephine Harris on Friday morning. One of them jumped up and down on the new kitchen floor.
His verdict: It's better.
The Harrises felt a rush of hope.
Maybe, just maybe, they wouldn't have to...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:54 AM
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 279 points Wednesday as the economic reports -- which have been weakening for weeks -- could not be denied.
Manufacturing dropped sharply. The ADP employment report made investors nervous about the unemployment...
| Oct 23, 2012
Q: Hubby is dieting by eating vegetarian as often as possible. It's been a week, and he is getting bored quickly. Do you have any recommendations for some vegetarian dinner meals that are nutritionally complete, and are not simply variations of chili?...
| Nov 4, 2012
At Jewel, there's a cleanup needed in aisle four. Aisles six and three, as well.
Actually, the whole supermarket requires attention. It's not just your neighborhood Jewel that's been upended. The whole industry has been shaken up. Dominick's has its...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Mr. T's famous quote from the A-Team, "I pity the fool," is really appropriate for an upcoming weekend. The reason I'm so confident about writing this column is because the people who have entrusted their three precious kids with me for three full-days...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:55 PM
As a genre, the celebrity interview hasn't changed much over the years. The standard talk show appearance is home to the carefully sculpted anecdote. In-depth magazine profiles tend to pivot around a contrived field trip or two, or leave you with the...
| Sep 6, 2012
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...