| Oct 18, 2014
THE PLAYER On a recent Tuesday evening, more than 50 current and former students of USC’s game design program gathered […]...
| Oct 25, 2014
THE PLAYER Walt Disney's 1940 film “Fantasia” opens with a series of bold, inventive proclamations. Audiences are welcomed to a […]...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:59 PM
A Lakers opener that began slowly and soberly ended, in awfully appropriate fashion, with sadness.
Midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday, the best young Lakers hope in a season already devoid of much hope fell to the Staples Center floor with a loud...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:21 PM
This will make me sound old, but I'm going to say it.
In a million years — in 2 million years — I would never stick a camera down my pants to take a picture.
So I will never get this sexting craze.
I can't empathize with a teenage girl...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Presumed presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and uber-editor Anna Wintour were spotted looking over a rack of clothes at Michael Kors in midtown Manhattan, which can mean only one thing: a future Vogue cover for Clinton, wags speculate. (Her...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Someone recently told me that she watches the news on TV every night. Her news broadcast of choice: "Entertainment Tonight."
That brand of news is salacious, unbelievable and "ah" inducing — requisites for obtaining top advertising dollars. And...
| Oct 14, 2014
THE PLAYER Imagine, perhaps, you're a die-hard football fan. Now imagine someone comes along and says, “Hey, football isn't so […]...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Normally, when good news about the fate of books and literature comes down the line, I tend to look at it a little skeptically. After all, the prevailing wisdom is that soon enough, in a digital age of 24/7 Internet connectivity and our resultant...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Seasoned trick-or-treaters in Coppell, Texas, already have Jeff Logan's house on their route. To lure the uninitiated, Logan flashes a strobe light down the street and uses a boombox to emit groans and screams.
Count Logan and his wife, Linda, among the...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:58 PM
I was hesitant to write about recent developments at the Sun-Times — the biggest story in my little world last week — until seemingly hundreds of readers insisted I do so.
"Who's gonna tell me what to think about all that craziness?" they...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Booties are big lately.
On the radio, YouTube and magazine covers, big butts suddenly seem hip. But that's old news to South Florida, which is known for being bootylicious, thanks to our diverse demographics and bare-it-all weather.