| Jul 21, 2013
For years it's been my sense that the Madigan name doesn't send chills down the spines of average Illinois residents.
Despite the yeoman's effort of print and broadcast pundits to portray veteran Democratic state House Speaker Michael Madigan as the...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
William Shatner jokingly told new “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams during a sketch on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week that the franchise should revolve around Captain Kirk, the character Shatner famously played on “...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Want to know which celebrities are coming to Chicago? Here's a list of upcoming appearances -- from concerts and book signings to charity events and red carpets -- in and around the city.
And if you know about an appearance that isn't listed below,...
| Apr 9, 2010
If a friend or family member is about to finally accept that well-earned or even barely-made-it diploma or degree, make sure you're ready with the perfect graduate gadget gift at hand.
Previous generations of high school and college grads were just happy...
| Mar 17, 2010
It's tough to come up with a suitable cartoon to accompany a new season of "South Park" ( Comedy Central, 10 p.m.), which begins its new season addressing the Tiger Woods incident.
But the latest stab at an adjoining cartoon, "Ugly Americans" (Comedy...
| Nov 5, 2010
The Obama mania media and his sycophants in the Democratic Party love to boast that Barack Obama is a genius. In fact, in the aftermath of the 2008 election, one historian, Michael Beschloss, gushed that Obama is "the smartest guy ever to become...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:22 PM
I went on my first tour of the Salton Sea after a lifetime in the Valley, read some anti-KONY 2012 material and ended the day with a scrumptious Doritos Locos Taco Supreme.
Yet all I can think about in the afterglow is how much I hate mimes. What are...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:03 PM
A couple of weeks ago, students at Roncalli High School did something that got them a lot of national attention, but not without a cost.
A classroom full of students made a video of themselves doing Hardcore Parkour for the hit Comedy Central Show...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:33 AM
Jerry Seinfeld and Colin Quinn seem like comedic opposites. Seinfeld is primarily observational; Quinn is primarily analytical. Seinfeld is disciplined and intense; Quinn is easygoing and meandering. Seinfeld is absurdist; Quinn is satirical.
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:31 AM
Which nickname is future NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal going by now that’s he’s retired? Big Daddy? Superman? Shaq Fu? The Big Aristotle?
Nope. Diesel. I know this because that’s how he introduced himself when I answered...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 5:01 PM
Take it easy, everybody. Put those foam bricks down.
No, Pittsburgh probably isn’t as good as Seattle made them seem. But they definitely aren’t as bad as Baltimore made them look.
To quote the Comedy Central roast-worthy Charlie Sheen:...