| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
After the coffee. Before reading Steve Jobs' FBI file. The Skinny: The final thing I did before falling asleep Thursday night was watch "Top Chef" (I'm a day behind) and get worked up about how mean all the chefs are...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
In the middle of a publicity blitz for “Veep,” the new HBO comedy series premiering Sunday that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a frustrated vice president, Armando Iannucci is holed up at the Trump International Hotel on Columbus Circle in...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 7:28 AM
We've been hearing a lot about marriage lately from celibate clergy and other experts, so I thought that a layman's prspective might be of interest.
Much of the talk keeps returning to procreation as the fundamental component of marriage, presumably...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Figurines were the "photographs" of the 18th and 19th centuries. Well-known politicians, royalty, sports figures, actors, writers, religious subjects and newsworthy criminals, places and events were the inspiration for the figurines.
They were made to...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:07 AM
To understand why the hiring of Brian Bannon as Chicago's public library commissioner caused a more-than-ordinary stir, let us quote a learned cultural authority.
That authority is not Socrates.
It is not Shakespeare.
It is not Goethe.
Nor is it...