| 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...
| Feb 27, 2011
Amidst a rough economic time, the entertainment business has taken a big hit. People are cutting back when it comes to entertainment, from downloading fewer songs on iTunes to going to the movies less often. Consequently, television has become an...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:13 PM
First, America got a brother in the White House.
Now, Florida has a homeboy in the Governor's Mansion.
The surprising news was disclosed this week during Gov. Rick Scott's luncheon for 20 black legislators.
Lawmakers expected to hear the governor...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:09 PM
From Weezer to Chicago to Steve Miller, the 2011 Orange County Fair will feature musical acts and other shows for every generation.
Organizers said the fair, which is expected to attract more than a million visitors, strives to have something for...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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)...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Fox's Animation Domination line-up of Sunday comedies will be dominated by guest stars this fall, the network announced Friday. That's nothing new, but there are a few surprises among the people lending their voices to "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," The...