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  • Philip Hersh: My favorite passport stamp in 25 years of globetrotting -- Iran

     
    To mark my quarter-century of roaming the world for the Chicago Tribune, I have -- with help from the newspaper's electronic archives -- embarked on a trip down memory lane for a three-part series in this Blog. The first covered......
  • Webcasts no longer doomsday for figure skating

     
    Almost exactly three years ago, I wrote a story about the state of figure skating as a TV property in which I said, "The forecast is so ominous that it could turn figure skating into primarily an Internet sport as......
  • Friday's TV Highlights: Better watch out, Spike's got 'Bad Santa'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, in PDF format This week's TV Movies 'BAD SANTA': Spike presents a day-long marathon of this off-color 2003 holiday tale starring Billy Bob Thornton, left,......
  • Blogging in the new year: More Olympic TV coverage, more laughable figure skating scores

     
    Happy new year! Only 5 1/2 weeks to the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics. And it's already clear that Olympic junkies will have no trouble getting their TV fix this February. The flagship Olympic network, NBC, will have about......
  • Risky business? Kim Yuna resists pressure from skating officials

     
    Conspiracy theorists will have a ball with the pressure being applied on reigning world champion Kim Yuna to skate Jan. 25-31 in the Four Continents Championships in her home country, South Korea. International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta of...
  • The envelope, please: My athletes of year, decade

     
    The year after a Summer Olympics is supposed to be a time when the stars of the previous Games catch their breath while the likely stars of the next Winter Games give the Olympic world some breathless anticipation. So it......
  • Michelle Kwan has some advice for Kim Yu-na

     
    Five-time world champion figure skater Michelle Kwan says that South Korea's Kim Yu-na, one of the favorites for the Vancouver Olympics, is an influential role model for future figure skaters from the Asian nation. “I know they all look up......
  • Sasha Cohen says she'll compete at U.S. Figure Skating Championships

     
    Sasha Cohen said unequivocally today that she will compete at the upcoming U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash. "I am going to compete at nationals,'' Cohen said in a telephone conversation. "I've worked so hard,'' Cohen said. "I've really....
  • Pairs champs McLaughlin-Brubaker in 7th -- and trouble

     
    Two-time U.S. pairs champions Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker may need a big rally to make the Olympic team after a disastrous performance in Friday afternoon's short program as the U.S. Figure Skating Championships opened at Spokane Arena....
  • Impressive Jeremy Abbott routs figure skating rivals; Lysacek, Weir follow

     
    After his rivals had faltered, Jeremy Abbott turned what was expected to be a close competition into a rout, winning his second straight national men's figure skating title with a tour de force in today's free skate at the U.S.......
  • It's complicated, but Olympic pairs teams let the sunshine (state) in

     
    Listen to the four pairs skaters who made the U.S. Olympic team Saturday talk about their intertwined relationships, and you think this must have been a scene cut from the hit movie "It’s Complicated." They all train at the same......