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  • Dan Savage issues new threat to Rick Santorum

    Dan Savage issues new threat to Rick Santorum
    Sex columnist Dan Savage has ruined GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's last name on Google. And now, he says, he might target the former senator's first name.  This internet war began in 2003, when Santorum compared gay sex to beastiality, and,...
  • Household treasures shine among the clutter

    You've seen "Antiques Roadshow" on public television … now welcome to "Antiques Homeshow," where this columnist tries to persuade himself that the dust-covered junk cluttering his house has some actual value! Item No. 1: A vintage Coleman camp...
  • 'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance

    'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance
    In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
  • Small Wonders: He's not here to make friends

    Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published May 15, 2010. Each Saturday morning I open the local newspaper and am shocked to see my scraggly,...
  • In The Pipeline: A clean bill of health for neighborhood

    In The Pipeline: A clean bill of health for neighborhood
    Several weeks ago, I wrote about Machelle Murray, a local mom who is struggling to find answers about her insurance coverage as she battles cancer. The column prompted an outpouring of advice, support and even money for Murray. It also brought several...
  • Workers need help with elder care

    Workers need help with elder care
    About 1 in 6 workers has elder care responsibilities of some kind, and given longer life expectancies, that share is likely to grow. Workplaces have spent a lot more effort responding to employees' child care rather than elder care needs, but...
  • 'Bully' review: Increased awareness is only the beginning

    'Bully' review: Increased awareness is only the beginning
    **1/2 (out of four) Few understand Sartre’s “Hell is other people” line like kids who find themselves on the wrong end of bullies’ aggression. I know what it’s like. You know what it’s like. If you went to junior high,...
  • Dan Savage's MTV sex advice show pushes conservatives' crazy button

    Dan Savage's MTV sex advice show pushes conservatives' crazy button
    In reviewing "Savage U,"  MTV's  sex advice show featuring Dan Savage, I predicted that it was going to be a culture-wars lightning rod at some point. The show debuted with an episode set at the University of Maryland April 3. Well, it didn't take long....
  • Where you can find the Redeye Geek at C2E2!

    Where you can find the Redeye Geek at C2E2!
    Starting on Friday, April 13, 2012, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be kicking off at McCormick Place. There will be celebrity guests, movie and television stars, and superstars from the word of comic books in attendance. Of course,...
  • RuPaul dishes on new season of 'Drag Race'

    RuPaul dishes on new season of 'Drag Race'
    Rarely has this reporter been so unable to contain her unbridled glee at interviewing a celebrity. I told everyone who would sit still long enough about this interview. I sweated the questions, mumbling to myself, "Shut up, Georgia, that one is so stupid....
  • Left to their own unnerving devices

    Left to their own unnerving devices
    Capable ensembles of early-career actors aren't uncommon in Chicago's huge, non-Equity theater scene — increasingly the preferred theatrical destination for the well-trained and only just out of school. These days, open-minded, risk-inclined...