| Apr 12, 2012
**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,...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2012
Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal reporter with a flair for inspirational stories who produced three nonfiction bestsellers, beginning with the 2008 book "The Last Lecture" about life lessons from a dying man, was killed in a car crash Friday. He...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Author Jeffrey Zaslow, a former Orlando Sentinel journalist, was killed in a car accident Friday morning, Detroit's WJBK-TV has reported. Zaslow's wife, Sherry Margolis, is a newswoman at the station.
Zaslow was the co-author, with Randy Pausch, of the...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 7:36 PM
Author Jeffrey Zaslow, who was scheduled to be among the authors at the Broward Public Library Foundation’s Literary Feast fundraising event March 2-5, was killed in a car accident Friday morning in Detroit. He was 53.
Zaslow, a former Orlando...
| Feb 16, 2012
Recently some readers complained about my characterization of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum as a "weird, pious wackadoo," charging bias against religious conservatives. Obviously they didn't realize that when it comes to mockery, I'm...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Preteens are famous for being fashionistas and for shopping up a storm. Children’s buying power is calculated to be $1 trillion.
Boys and girls are not setting records, however, for their achievements in math and science. In the most recent...
| Mar 4, 2012
Not long after this column launched, I declared myself America's most beloved workplace-advice columnist. While that wasn't based on anything concrete — like facts — it has yet to be disputed, so I assume it's true.
That makes me somewhat...