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  • 'Banana' George Blair dies at 98; water skier with a thing for yellow

    "Banana" George Blair loved yellow. When he water-skied barefoot, which he did into his 80s in theme park shows, he wore a yellow wetsuit and was towed by a yellow boat. But it didn't stop there. "Banana" George, who drove a yellow Lincoln and lived...
  • News of the Weird: Maryland Adds a Tax on Rain

    News of the Weird: Maryland Adds a Tax on Rain
    The Department of Agriculture reported recently that in four of America's largest cities — New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Denver — nearly one home out of 100 keeps chickens either for a fresh egg supply or as pets, giving rise to chicken...
  • Protesters target Sun-Times over photographer layoffs

    Protesters target Sun-Times over photographer layoffs
    Protesters targeted the Chicago Sun-Times today after the newspaper laid off its entire staff of photographers. The newspaper announced last week it had laid off all of its 28 full-time still photographers. The Chicago Newspaper Guild has asked the...
  • Review: 'The Shining Girls' by Lauren Beukes

    Review: 'The Shining Girls' by Lauren Beukes
    Serial killers leave me cold. And it's not just because they relentlessly slaughter defenseless human beings; that, of course, is a definite turnoff, but we often have to put up with unpleasant proclivities in our friends and relatives, do we not? ----...
  • John Casablancas dies at 70; transformed modeling business

    John Casablancas dies at 70; transformed modeling business
    John Casablancas, the brash upstart who transformed the modeling business in the late 1970s when he founded the Elite agency and turned its young beauties — including Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell — into celebrities,...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Charles Thomas, ABC 7 Chicago; Kate Grossman,....
  • “7 Questions” With … Jenny McCarthy

     
    Jenny McCarthy says her mission with her new late-night talk show is to “bring sexy back” to the genre. This seems like an eminently attainable goal for the former Playboy centerfold, who describes The Jenny McCarthy Show as “Playboy...
  • Seer madness: Readers and I do our duty, predict 2013

     
    With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
  • Hmmm...

     
    Crain's reports: Wrapports LLC, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, is exploring opportunities for expansion, including considering a purchase of Tribune Co. assets, according to sources familiar with the company's plans. Idle speculators in our hallways have...
  • 'Dear Abby' advice columnist Pauline Phillips dies at 94

     
    Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Abigail Van Buren -- "Dear Abby" — for more than 40 years dispensed advice to newspaper readers worldwide on everything from snoring spouses to living wills, has died. She was 94....
  • Drivers Dashing for Cash Create Traffic Jam

     
    The sky was literally raining money yesterday in Vernon Hills, Ill. Hundreds of dollars flew through a busy intersection in the Chicago suburb, causing a traffic jam as motorists tried to catch the cash; $100 and $10 bills swirled through......