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  • An indie brings Nick Offerman back to the Chicago area

    An indie brings Nick Offerman back to the Chicago area
    Whenever I find myself in a bleak mood, a quick glance at the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness usually does the trick. A near-perfect melding of minds between the "Parks and Recreation" writing staff and actor Nick Offerman, this visual guide on how to...
  • Why do kids put things where they don't belong?

    Why do kids put things where they don't belong?
    When my son decided to stick a Lego up his nose earlier this summer requiring a trip to the emergency room, a lot of questions swirled through my mind: Is this normal? Why did he do this? Should I ban Legos from the house? Then in early August a boy in...
  • Shop values of Downtown Disney

    Shop values of Downtown Disney
    Like many retail outlets, Downtown Disney has been in flux in recent years. Along with a changing lineup of tenants, Disney World's entertainment complex has slogged through its intention to increase its shopping and dining options. Some of this came...
  • Looking out for No. 1 at Oscar nomination time

    Looking out for No. 1 at Oscar nomination time
    Two thoughts for this new year. First, awards, because they're extremely important. And second, plastics. Academy Awards nomination balloting closes Wednesday. Oscar voters are determining their favorites in various categories for the March 2 Oscar...
  • Winter 2014 in Movies: A few films to anticipate this winter

    Winter 2014 in Movies: A few films to anticipate this winter
    How crowded was December at the movies? Crowded enough to push George Clooney and "The Monuments Men" into an early 2014 release. And that's good! That's good. Because a little quality to go with our winter movie diversions would be good. Here are 10...
  • 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' review: Witchcrap

    'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' review: Witchcrap
    *1/2 (out of four) The ’80s light-up game “Simon Says” doesn’t normally answer yes-or-no questions. Still, you’re more likely to laugh than scream during “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” when Jesse...
  • Brazen Careerist: Valuable job skill you learned from your (annoying) older siblings

    Brazen Careerist Those of us lucky enough to have siblings know a rewarding, lifelong loving relationship is built upon a firm foundation of taunts, noogies and tattling. Interestingly enough, the mean things your older brothers and sisters inflicted...
  • It's a nerd world

    It's a nerd world
    Once a month, at Third Coast Comics in the Edgewater neighborhood, the store closes for the evening and the knitting comes out. Followed by the drinks. Drink & Draw & Knitting Night is the second Thursday of each month, as it has been since Terry Gant...
  • Biden's faulty lifeguard logic

    "As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking," Vice President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday as he previewed what his commission on gun violence might actually do. "There are executive orders, there's...
  • 'Despicable Me 2': A Movie Review!

    'Despicable Me 2': A Movie Review!
    Gru is back...and it was worth the wait. Steve Carell's lovable villain has settled into Dad-mode in 'Despicable Me 2'and the job suits him just fine.  But, when a fetching femaile agent from the 'Anti-Villain League', voiced by Kristen Wiig, enlists...
  • REVIEW: 'The Lego Movie' ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Lego Movie' ★★★&#9733
    Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...