| Aug 11, 2011
* * * 1/2 The Help
Written and directed by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett. With Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. (PG-13)
In this August without "Mad Men," at least we have the benighted Kennedy-era housewives of The Help...
| May 12, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Facebook admitted hiring a PR firm to pitch news outlets and bloggers stories criticizing a Google feature called Social Circle.
Social Circle collects and tracks data on the social media activity of Google users and their friends.
Facebook came clean...
| May 12, 2011
| 7:50 PM
The intense rivalry between Facebook and Google just got juicier.
In a twist seemingly out of a Hollywood thriller, Facebook hired a prominent public relations firm to try to plant stories harshly criticizing Google’s privacy practices in leading...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Stacie Berdan left the corporate whirl five years ago to write and proselytize about importance of preparing to join a global workplace. Berdan began her career at Burson-Marsteller, the large international public relations agency. After volunteering...
| Jun 30, 2012
Actress worked with Lucille Ball
Doris Singleton, 92, an actress best known for playing Lucy's friend Caroline Appleby on the classic TV comedy "I Love Lucy," died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, according to her...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Early in her career as an author, Libby Fischer Hellmann had written three unpublished novels, and thought she was hot stuff.
Then her agent told her she needed to change her writing, her characters and her voice, and while she was at it, she needed...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Amy Rule sat among a roomful of high school seniors, participating in a lesson on personal finances.
Students passed around a coin while reciting some common money sayings and myths.
Chicago’s first lady offered, “Money grows on trees,&...