| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:37 AM
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,...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
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-...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:13 PM
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,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2012
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...
| Apr 12, 2012
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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,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:07 PM
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....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:42 PM
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,...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 4:54 PM
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....
| Feb 4, 2012
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...