| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Now that coin-flip status (47 wins, 47 defeats) has been achieved, I probably should retire so I can spend more time with "The Simpsons."
Nah, I'll stick with it. In what other column do I get to speculate about replacing a coach who has yet to be...
| Sep 26, 2009
Ken Burns is a matchmaker with a camera. He has introduced Americans to themselves, to their history, with documentaries such as "The Civil War." He also used the "pan and scan" camera technique to make still images of the long-dead seem alive on the...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Jarrett Payton used a weird, loopy backswing — a Matt Suhey replica, he explained — to hit his drive into the fairway on the third hole at Oak Park Country Club.
This was a notable accomplishment considering some Payton tee shots would have...
| Nov 15, 2012
From one end of the United States to the other, Southern cooking is hot. And while Chicago doesn't abound with Southern dining options, restaurants like Big Jones, Table Fifty-Two and The Southern — to say nothing of our growing crop of Southern-...
| Mar 3, 2013
Granted, the Blackhawks are playing extraordinary hockey this year and fans have a right to be excited. But let's be honest about this "streak" that has everyone in the local sports world hyperventilating.
If not for the "charity point" — also...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:13 PM
How many sporting events have you actually attended in the last 12 months?
Because we are not in the same room (at least I hope not because I'm not properly dressed for company,) I cannot be sure of your answer. But I am guessing that the majority would...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:44 PM
You're alone in the far back corner of a basement on Roosevelt Road, the air choked with the dank smell of age. Above you, a Berwyn storefront. Around you, the cluttered office of its owner. What kind of maniac intentionally keeps his desk in the far back...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:02 PM
It's got a nice ring, but don't get too cocky, basketball fans. Granted, you have one of the two best non-sporting sporting events (in which no scoring happens), but you will never touch the first day of the NFL Draft.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Guillermo del Toro's couch gag for “The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV” is nothing less than a love letter to […]...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
An earlier blog post repurposed for the Sunday print column "The Simpsons" producer Al Jean recently announced plans to kill off one of the animated series' regular characters later this season — the 25th — or early next season. He......
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Let's be honest, "The Simpsons" is never going away. FOX has renewed the groundbreaking animated hit for a 26th season ahead of the annual "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween special...