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  • Donating your kids' gifts

    Donating your kids' gifts
     Half your kid's gifts are untouched. Should you suggest donating a few? Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors I think the more practical thing to do is to suggest donating used things that the child has outgrown or doesn't use...
  • Debbie Martinez wants Florida women to Stand Strong

    Debbie Martinez wants Florida women to Stand Strong
    ¬† For every two new marriages recorded in a given year, there is one divorce, according to Patheos.com. Florida also happens to be home to the divorce capital of America—Panama City. It’s a little known fact, but Florida contains three...
  • Hatchet Job of the Year announces 2013 shortlist, dings Morrissey

    Hatchet Job of the Year announces 2013 shortlist, dings Morrissey
    "Morrissey is plainly the most ornery, cantankerous, entitled, whingeing, self-martyred human being who ever drew breath. And those are just his good qualities." — A.A. Gill on "Autobiography" by Morrissey. It's that time again: The Hatchet Job of...
  • Jon Anderson, 1936-2014

    Jon Anderson, 1936-2014
    Jon Anderson, an unflappable Canadian with a shock of white hair, a patrician demeanor and a cheerful facility in French, quickly stood out in 1970s-era Chicago newsrooms marked by chain-smoking reporters, clacking typewriters, hurled invectives and...
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • Hell yeah/Hell no: Is it appropriate to light a bag on fire if it's taking up a CTA seat?

    Hell yeah/Hell no: Is it appropriate to light a bag on fire if it's taking up a CTA seat?
    Welcome to Hell yeah/Hell no, RedEye's regular column in which we answer your questions about etiquette in Chicago and how to not be an asshole, in general. *Jessica is not a professional etiquette expert, nor is she that great of a human being, to be...
  • The new old Marconi's salad at Capital Grille doesn't disappoint

    The new old Marconi's salad at Capital Grille doesn't disappoint
    Peggy Thalheimer remembers the first time she went to Maison Marconi's. It was 1973, and she had just moved to Charm City. "My husband told me he was going to take me to the best restaurant in Baltimore," said Thalheimer, who acknowledged that the...
  • Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move

    Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move
    Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...
  • He may be satisfied, but she's still frustrated

    He may be satisfied, but she's still frustrated
    Q: My boyfriend is always satisfied when we have sex, but the truth is he's satisfied so quickly that I usually end up doing without and staying frustrated. I'm 40, and after an emergency hysterectomy I feel I'm finally able to enjoy sex more. He is 45....
  • Using formula that works not a cause for concern

     Using formula that works not a cause for concern
    Q: I have been with my boyfriend for just over three years, and our sex life has become very boring, routine, lazy and just about the orgasm. I think it's because the sex is the same, so there's nothing to look forward to. We have tried different...
  • "Becoming Dr. Ruth' Moves From Hartford To Off-Broadway

    "Becoming Dr. Ruth' Moves From Hartford To Off-Broadway
    “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” the solo bio show of the famed sex educator Ruth Westheimer that played Hartford’s TheaterWorks earlier this year will make its off-Broadway bow next month at the Westside Theatre. Written by Mark St. Germain,...