| Oct 2, 2011
| 9:46 PM
When I was little, I remember constantly having to defend "The Cosby Show" as realistic. My parents have been married for 31 years. My grandparents were married for 49 years before my grandmother passed away. My brother has been married for 11 years. My...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:36 PM
When I first read about a reality TV show featuring the everyday lives and struggles of Muslim Americans, I immediately added it to my short list.
But my reaction to the first episode of "All-American Muslim" on TLC was mixed.
I liked some elements,...
| Mar 2, 2011
Shopping for a compact car is typically an exercise for your left brain. This hemisphere of your mind where logic resides delights in how rational and economical cars in this segment can be.
Meanwhile, the more visually oriented right side of your...
| Jun 2, 2011
Clarice Taylor, an actress best known for portraying the self-possessed Grandmother Huxtable on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," died Monday. She was 93.
Taylor died of congestive heart failure at her home in Englewood., N.J., said Ulysses...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 7:31 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been made for the actress and comedian who gained fame playing a grandmother on "The Cosby Show" and "Sesame Street."
A public viewing will be held for Clarice Taylor on Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. at...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:52 PM
This week, the world was introduced to the Perfect Strangers game, a fun little diversion that let you take the role of Balki Bartokomous, the iconic character from the former anchor for ABC's "TGIF" lineup as he tries to live out his dreams and move to...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:37 PM
School is winding down and the days are stretching out, which is the perfect time for fun at the old ballpark, beach, street fair, and all the other seasonal frolics that Chicagoans dream about during the dreary winter months. But don't forget that...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Fans who tuned in last week to the fourth-season premiere of TNT's Tuesday LAPD police drama "Southland" may have noticed that many of the players were the same, but the pairings have been shuffled a bit.
Former rookie cop Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie)...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:56 AM
The most influential show in the history of television never finished a season among the 20 most popular programs in the Nielsen ratings.
In its most popular season, "Hill Street Blues," which ran from 1981 to 1987, came in 21st place. And yet, according...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Fanya O'Donoghue had just learned she was pregnant when she happened to meet a group of nurses at a social gathering. She was looking for an obstetrician, and asked them whom they would recommend.
"All six of them said, 'Dr. [Nikita] Levy,'" she...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
"Community" star and Chicago native Danny Pudi is happy fans who have waited so long for the return of the wacky sitcom finally can sit back and relax Thursday.
"If you've been waiting for something weird to happen, this is the week," he said. "We're...