| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:58 PM
In anticipation of our move to a new house, my husband blurted out something quite shocking.
"I think we should just drop cable."
Well, since I assumed cable television was necessary for his sports-watching hobby, and he assumed that I was beholden to...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Max Aaron was the smallest guy on the Phoenix Firebirds, a select Bantam AAA travel hockey team in Arizona — so small, in fact, that teammates designed a goofy play for him.
The idea was to have Aaron, about 5 feet and 100 pounds at the time,...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
From the LA Times: Satellite TV provider Dish Network's new ad-skipping feature, AutoHop, enables subscribers to black out ads on programs they've saved on their digital video recorders. When activated, AutoHop turns the screen dark when a commercial...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Last May, Da'Vine Joy Randolph graduated from the Yale School of Drama, unclear what her future as an actor would hold.
On Tuesday morning, she was nominated as best featured actor in a musical for her performance in "Ghost: The Musical," in a role of...
| Sep 6, 2012
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...
| Jun 1, 2012
It's good to see your newspaper is finally devoting part of the sports section full time to covering auto racing. But while there was coverage of the Indy 500 and stock cars, where was the coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix?
If I just read your paper, I...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Ah, finally. "The Bachelorette" finally left North Carolina behind this week to embark upon her international travels. At last, I sighed, the show's narrative might actually begin to revolve around something other than Emily and her status as a single...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:51 AM
Time for a little fall window-shopping, a quickie preview of what might tempt the serious gift-buyer in the next couple of months.
Paradigm Millenia CT 2.1 System and AERA Radio: The Canadian speaker company developed the Millenia CT (for "Compact...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:41 PM
This isn't just Ray Lewis' last ride anymore. It isn't just the heart-warming story of two competitive brothers meeting on the NFL's biggest stage. It isn't about Joe Flacco's status as an elite quarterback and the $100 million contract that will almost...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Abi is a humble one after Tribal Council. The group spared her to vote out the immunity threat, Carter. She thanks everyone for keeping her. Lisa still wants to keep beatable people around so she can win the million easier. Skupin points out to Abi...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Connecticut is experiencing a Japanese renaissance. That's easy to see in greater Hartford, where a Hibachi restaurant just moved into Prospect Plaza, Umi in Blue Back Square has brought conveyor belt sushi to the region, and the line at Ichiban was...