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  • Earthquakes in literature

    Earthquakes in literature
    Earthquakes are the expression of a living planet, the earth's way of re-inventing itself. But while this knowledge may be consoling in the abstract, it's not very useful in the face of a catastrophe such as the quake and tsunami in Japan. At these times,...
  • Chicago Diner finalist in PETA contest

    The folks at PETA are now baring their sweet tooths by sponsoring a contest to find the best vegan frozen dessert in the country. The Chicago Diner is among the six contest finalists, according to a  press release from PETA (People for the Ethical...
  • Honest Tea company tests Chicagoans' honesty

    Honest Tea company tests Chicagoans' honesty
     The hidden cameras were perched in Grant Park near Buckingham Fountain. What they captured, at least from what we could tell during a few minutes of watching, were tentative creatures circling an odd structure constructed for a few hours. It was not as ...
  • Dining ugly: Squatters, lingerers, line hogs

    Dining ugly: Squatters, lingerers, line hogs
    Not long after birth, especially if you have siblings, you realize you are not the only person on the planet. Apparently that fact has not sunk in with patrons of Starbucks, barbecue joints or breakfast cafes judging by the grumbling and gnashing of...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast August 31, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jonathon LaPaglia was born in Adelaide, Australia, on this date in 1969. This birthday guy has starred on TV series such as "The District," "Seven Days" and "New York Undercover." He played a recurring role on "Cold Case" and has...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast May 15, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler was born in Jericho, N.Y., on this date in 1981. This birthday gal is most easily recognized for her role as Meadow on "The Sopranos" from 1999-2007. She's appeared in recurring roles on "Ugly Betty" and "Entourage"...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast April 14, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Adrien Brody was born in New York City on this day in 1973. This birthday guy has the distinction of being the youngest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2002 film "The Pianist." Brody has also starred in...
  • Island gives chef the tools he needs

    Island gives chef the tools he needs
    LUMMI ISLAND, Wash. — The cooks are assigned homework. Once a week, sometimes more, The Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel sends his five cooks to forage in the wild. One might be tasked with elderflowers and crab apple blossoms, his job to pluck 30...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast April 13, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Paul Sorvino was born in Brooklyn, New York, on this date in 1939. This birthday guy has had memorable roles in films such as "Goodfellas," "Nixon" and "Reds." Sorvino also starred on "Law & Order" from 1991-92 and more recently he's...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast April 20, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Crispin Glover was born in New York on this date in 1964. This birthday guy has made a name for himself with his eccentric performances in films, including George McFly in the first "Back to the Future" film, Andy Warhol in "The Doors"...
  • Is $160 eye cream worth it?

    Is $160 eye cream worth it?
    Shortly after I turned 30, a concerned aesthetician at a department store makeup counter warned that lest I look forward to crow's-feet, dark circles and unsightly puffiness, I'd better start using eye cream. Then she showed me a tiny pot with a $98...