| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Television has a split image: one by day and another by night.
In the daytime, blacks and other people of color are a prominent presence, hosting popular talk shows and playing juicy roles in soap operas. But at night, minorities are largely sidelined,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The morning show format doesn't lend itself to going in-depth on any one topic. It's a lot of happy chit-chat and local weather. That's what the late night talk show can do -- really drill down into the subjects that most affect our lives. "Today" host...
| Nov 22, 2013
For more than a decade, Barbara Blane Toney has been dealing with the classic symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: bloating, gas and abdominal distress.
Her doctors prescribed medication and over-the-counter supplements, treatments that only seemed...
| Nov 29, 2013
If you want to get into an argument with a woman, compliment her.
Say she did an excellent job on her project, on her assignment or with her fundraiser, then watch what happens. Whether you're applauding her for the skillful handling of a complex...
| Dec 6, 2013
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have been invited to a black-tie dinner at a fancy private club. Is a knee-length dress acceptable attire? The dress I would wear is sleeveless, decorated with rhinestones around the neckline and around the edges of the three-...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
We've all seen it — guests on the holiday party circuit, stuffed into spangled frocks that won't stay in place, an undergirding of Spanx holding in the wobbly bits. Then a glamorous guest sweeps in, the epitome of stripped-down sophistication in her...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
My girlfriend always responds positively when I initiate sex with her, but she hardly ever initiates sex with me. I'm a no-beat-around-the-bush kind of guy, but I realize that this can be a sensitive topic, and I don't want to scare her by saying, "Please...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:22 PM
You promised that if I liked my candy, I could keep it. I couldn't take that chance. -- Shelly Oster, Orem, Utah
On a positive note, Mom, your Spanx are very comfortable. -- Bill Hook, Plainville
Sometimes I feel like I am my own...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Could you be talked into purchasing a foundation undergarment so restrictive, so unyielding and so draconian it makes a wetsuit look like a nightgown?
This is why I ask: There's been a pop-up (rarely has the term been so grievously misused) ad appearing...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Full disclosure: We originally began this project back in mid-January. Normally, it's reasonably warm enough during Chicago winters to strut out every so often in a pair of tights.
Enter the winter of 2014.
Now that spring finally has semi-sprung --...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name of owners: Caley Funk
Name of business: Funkie Fashions
Describe what you do/sell/serve:
We offer a unique, high quality style not found in the cookie cutter mall stores. We sell casual, maxi, evening dresses, tops, tunics,...