| Sep 24, 2011
| 10:59 PM
I wrote a book, "Winning With Integrity — How To Get What You Want Without Losing Your Soul," that suggests numerous techniques for achieving a win-win result in a negotiation. When parties deadlock and harden their positions thinking that the other...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:51 AM
"The Game Show Show ... and Stuff," an interactive comedy by Anderson Lawfer and James Anthony Zoccoli first seen at the Strawdog Theatre in 2006, is to get a commercial run at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave., in the heart of a North Side...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 9:31 PM
From great pre-game interviews with Bart Scott and Ray Rice, to perfectly predicting the big first quarter story line of the Baltimore Ravens mauling the New York Jets rookie starting center, NBC’s Sunday Night Football crew was textbook in...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:52 PM
A house in Glendale that "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and his first wife, Sherrill, once lived in has been redone and flipped back on the market at $699,000.
The two-story Craftsman, built in 1911, has been remodeled while retaining much of its...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 8:01 AM
"F--- You, I Love You, Bye: The Rahm Emanuel Story"
There are plenty of jokes that land solidly in this good-natured, necessarily profanity-laden skewering of Chicago's current mayor, which flashes forward to the year 2081 when visitors to the...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 6:39 AM
Bob Costas is one of television’s most thoughtful and engaging sports commentators. His essays, analyses and interviews for NBC Sports are in a league of their own.
He understands the sociology and poetry of sports like few others – and is...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:01 PM
It might be hard to imagine that anyone is more psyched-up for Thursday night's matchup between the Ravens and 49ers than Baltimore and San Francisco fans.
But there is. The team at NFL Network, which is cablecasting the game from Baltimore's M&T Bank...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:30 AM
We've made it to the finale already; it seems like the season has gone quickly, but then again, if I have to hear Lisa say "I know what I have to do to win, but it goes against everything I believe in ..." I may stab myself in the ear with an ice pick....
| Dec 26, 2012
I’ve often thought headline writing could anchor a game show that no one but copy editors would watch. The clock is ticking, space is limited, accuracy is a must, vitality is preferred -- and cleverness is the occasional icing on the cake....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:21 AM
It is hard to get too worked up about the deficiencies of a telecast when the game being covered feels like a preseason contest.
That was the case Sunday as the Ravens' junior varsity lost to the second-string Cincinnati Bengals 23-17 — with the...