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  • Pop goes the Donald

     
    I call them "Jack-in-the-box" ledes, the opening paragraphs of an essay or article crafted so as to make the reader think the subject is a bit different than it actually is until....surprise! ... the writer reveals the truth with a......
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers begin their offseason

     
    --The Times' Mark Heisler presents a five-step plan on how the Lakers can address their offseason. --The Times' Broderick Turner looks at the possible candidates to replace Phil Jackson as the Lakers' coach. --The Times' Lisa Dillman reflects on Jackson's...
  • Roger Ebert’s memoir, ‘Life Itself’

     
    This book dropped on my desk Friday and I almost recoiled. A Roger Ebert memoir? What can you say about it? If it's trite, self-serving, and/or badly-written, who wants to beat up on the sick man? If it's great, who'll believe you? You're taking pity on...
  • New plan

     
    So I know it’s been a few weeks since my last post, but I’ve had a hard time getting on a writing schedule. My defense, I’ve been busy after work. I swear I’m not a complete waste of life. I’ve gone out for drinks with people...
  • 'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance

    'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance
    In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
  • Social Media Week Chicago

    Social Media Week Chicago
    Social Media Week kicked off today in twelve cities around the world and I am thrilled that Chicago is one of them.  I am also thrilled to represent WGN as a panelist for two of the sessions.  It's been tough trying to keep up with all that's happening in...
  • Mayor-Elect to meet Twitter impersonator

    Mayor-Elect to meet Twitter impersonator
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will present a $5,000 check to his Twitter impersonator, Dan Sinker (@MayorEmanuel), on Wednesday and the two MayorEmanuel-s will finally meet. The meeting with take place at 5 p.m. on WLS's Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper....
  • Rahm Emanuel meets his Twitter twin

    When the real Rahm Emanuel stepped into the WLS-AM 890 studio late Wednesday afternoon to meet the man who had impersonated him so effectively and humorously on Twitter, the skies didn't open, and no one got sucked into a time vortex. “Hi, honey,...
  • Media roundup: What they're saying about the Ravens

    Media roundup: What they're saying about the Ravens
    • FoxSports.com's Greg Couch believes the Ravens squandered the final opportunity to win a Super Bowl for aging defenders Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. Joe Flacco should be a star quarterback now. The defense of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed should be in the Super...
  • Stars turn out for Chicago Film Critics Awards

    Stars turn out  for Chicago Film Critics Awards
    The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...
  • Urban Prep's Harry Potter benefit conjures surprise guest

    Urban Prep's Harry Potter benefit conjures surprise guest
    The advance screening of the latest Harry Potter film benefitted Urban Prep Academies and was a sellout at Imax Navy Pier Theatre. As 450 excited fans poured in, many in costume as wizards, Urban Prep founder Tim King was there in his official capacity as...