| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Welcome to the NHL Yuk-Yuk Lounge, and remember, there’s a two-drink minimum for customers --- a six-pack minimum for referees.
We’ve got a great show planned, but there are always some surprises. You just never know how many Brendan...
| Jan 27, 2013
With President Barack Obama embarking on his second term, the Republicans have proceeded through their stages of grief:
•Denial. (He's just a wacky socialist.)
•Anger. (He was born in Kenya.)
•Bargaining. (Not all rich guys who sell...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:24 AM
At this year's Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival, not one of the main headliners, the people playing the Chicago Theatre and featured atop the website, is a woman.
Not Bob Newhart. Not Bill Maher. Not Russell Brand or Seth Meyers. Not even any...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:51 PM
May the Force be dissipated.
Seriously. Let it go already. And as that happens, may mentions of "the Force" also fade away, except in the case of big-city cops talking about their place of employment.
Maybe I'm late to the noticing party, but I feel...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:57 AM
"I am a child stuck between two countries," says 15-year-old Fang "Jenni" Lee in the insightful new documentary "Somewhere Between." Adopted at age 5 and raised in Berkeley, Calif., she is one of roughly 80,000 girls who have come to the U.S. since...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The last time I spoke with comedian Eddie Pepitone was June, just prior to the world premiere of his movie "The Bitter Buddha" in Chicago, where it screened during the Just For Laughs festival. Nine months and several tour stops later, he and director...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:09 AM
With focus now on Lincoln and other celebrated figures in American history, we hear discussions of what they would think, do or say today.
Since they can't speak now for themselves, no certain answers are to be found. That doesn't stop discussions,...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Most stand-up comedians dream of following in the foot steps of Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, Bernie Mac and Louis C.K. and having their own sitcoms.
Not Gabriel Iglesias. At least, not right now.
Iglesis – who describes himself as “fluffy&...
| Mar 3, 2013
Granted, the Blackhawks are playing extraordinary hockey this year and fans have a right to be excited. But let's be honest about this "streak" that has everyone in the local sports world hyperventilating.
If not for the "charity point" — also...