| Jan 6, 2014
The kerfuffle over comments by "Duck Dynasty's" patriarchal mallard Phil Robertson about gays and blacks grabbed gobs of yuletide ink. Not to be outdone, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry thoughtlessly waded knee-deep into controversy with a wrongheaded...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Maybe Kanye West is still Chicago after all.
The outspoken rapper -- whose Chicago-ness has come into question recently -- had lunch Thursday with fiancee Kim Kardashian at Giordano's Famous Chicago Pizza on Rush Street. The A-list couple posed for...
| Dec 20, 2013
End-of-year wrap-ups are as mandatory as piped-in Christmas music at the dentist's office. Therefore I would be remiss if I did not offer my list of notable phenomena of 2013, the overrated and the underrated. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 5:01 AM
Running off at the typewriter. …
We already know there is a 99.9 percent chance Florida State is going to be in the BCS National Championship Game by virtue of Oregon going down to Stanford on Thursday night, but I've got news for you: The...
| Nov 17, 2011
Drunk any Kool-Aid lately? Or maybe you accused someone else of doing it? If so, congratulations, you're right in step with one of the nation's most popular idiomatic trends. A snappy, fruit-flavored way of referring to someone who unquestioningly...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:37 AM
We’re about to find out if Kanye West has developed thicker skin since his feud with Jimmy Kimmel.
This week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” featured “Waking up with Kimye,” a skit in which a delusional and brash...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:24 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Somebody asked new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett if he had eaten at Ditka's restaurant yet.
"I'm not a big steak person (and) I don't eat pork,'' Bennett said. "I'm not a Muslim but I don't eat pork.''
Another questioner at...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:59 PM
It's tempting to take the Biogenesis scandal, pile it on top of all the others that have soiled the sports world over the past decade and conclude that we live in the tawdriest of times. Perhaps because that might be true.
Major League Baseball's latest...
| Aug 10, 2013
August is a dead month. Nothing goes on. Nobody's in. You're lucky to get a telemarketer to call you back in August.
Out of boredom and, OK, a bit of desperation, I have been trolling the Internet and reading up on celebrity news. Celebrity news is...
| Jul 4, 2011
Kim Kardashian's butt is real. Some haters said it was fake. To prove them wrong, she had a doctor take X-rays to show that it was implant-free.
Odd as it sounds, when a symbol of trumped-up celebrity has a part of her anatomy authenticated, it's a...
| Aug 9, 2013
We now interrupt our regular coverage of the serious real estate world (because, trust us, little happens in August anyway) to focus on the industry's silly season, which seems to have manifested itself — with a vengeance — in my inbox.