| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Remember rock radio? James VanOsdol sure as hell does. The former DJ and writer of the new book "We appreciate your enthusiasm", which chronicles the history of Chicago's Q101, which left the airwaves in 2011.
Ernest: Excited about the book! Burning...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:27 PM
"Be careful what you wish for."
In the canons of good advice, this suggestion is right up there with "follow the yellow brick road," "Use the Force, Luke," and "Never start a trip without clean underwear."
America's poet laureate, Eminem, even wrote a...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:28 AM
Guys, it’s election season — obvious, I know, right? But this is important when it comes to “The Voice” because tonight’s show was cut short because of the third and final presidential debate.
Now, this is a space free of...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:51 AM
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. And if that glass house has two 12-sided, almost circular, mostly door-less structures with precious few straight interior walls? Then hanging art, relying on conventional right-angled furniture...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Grooming Michael Clark Duncan stands out among many memories from back when I was a Hollywood makeup artist. I remember the size of his head. I had never used that much makeup to cover someone's dome before. His big, friendly, split-tooth smile could...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:40 PM
The folks at Duffy's Tavern in Utica, Ill. (technically North Utica), predict an uptick in business this fall. The summer's brutal heat kept many cyclists off the Illinois & Michigan Canal path, but Duffy's, a popular watering hole within sight of the...
| Jul 4, 2012
With a stern voice usually reserved for stump speeches or Springfield, Gov. Pat Quinn stared into the camera and appealed to White Sox voters everywhere.
"Band together in the best tradition of baseball fans and send our best, Jake Peavy, to theAll-...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 3:21 PM
The message at the Middlecreek Church of the Brethren this week will center around the power of fatherly love and will be presented by the Rev. Linda Stoner. The title of her sermon is "Giggling at God." The Rev. John Stoner will...
| Jun 13, 2012
Dubstep producer Flux Pavilion may reveal some uniquely British charm from time-to-time, like when he describes the part of his act that involves “jumping about, playing lots of fun, ridiculous music,” but his appeal is intercontinental....
| May 21, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards, aired from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, earned the right to be called the most awkwardly awesome three hours (yes, three?!) of music to hit TV this year. A few observations....
| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
"What's wrong with you people? You're all so cynical. You don't smile, you smirk." — Megan
Through all the years, through all the Peggy Olson working-girl iterations and Betty Draper mood changes and Don Draper bed-mate changes, one thing about...