March 14, 2013 |
Christmas, Part I is in the books, can't wait for Part II in a month. Part I was the Bears signing free agents - my gosh, I got what I asked for! Twice! I got me a nice, big, sturdy tight end! Martellus Bennett. He can run, catch and block! He's one of those basketball/football combo players. Good, because I really think he should play for the Bulls. With no Derrick Rose, they need all the help they can get. We also have a nice, All Pro left tackle. Jermon Bushrod. It's not an episode of "The Twilight Zone," this is actually happening!
March 2, 2013 |
When Adam Rothenberg signed on to star in BBC America's hit crime drama "Ripper Street," he wasn't expecting to feel quite so special on set in Ireland. "I was for once exotic, yeah," he said, laughing. "I never really thought of myself as having an accent and being different. " Set in London's rough East End in 1890, "Ripper Street" tells the story of H Division, the police precinct charged with keeping order in the aftermath of Jack the Ripper's reign of terror. Rothenberg plays American Homer Jackson, an ex-Army surgeon and ex-Pinkerton detective...
February 14, 2013 |
Beyonce co-directed and co-produced "Life is but a Dream" ( 8 p.m. Feb. 16, HBO; 2 stars out of 4 ), supposedly an intimate look at her life and work. But the HBO special comes off more as another managed attempt to forge the legend of Queen B. Sure, old home videos show that Beyonce always has been a star, but instead of sharing some honest feelings with us, she sticks to hokey platitudes like, "My feelings get hurt like anyone else. " We do see how she's able to work it on stage; her work ethic is killer.
November 22, 2012 |
As kids, many of us sat around with our friends and talked about what we wanted to be when we grew up, and we all had such huge dreams. Yet somewhere along the way, many of us traded in our dreams for something we consider to be more practical. Why? Almost everyone I know hates his or her job. It seems they all have aspirations to do something creative but are too afraid to go for it. I don't get it. At what point do we go from believing we can do anything we dream of to settling for a job that pays the bills?
October 29, 2012 |
*** (out of four) In the first verse on his debut album “Dreams and Nightmares,” Meek Mill notes that he “did it without an album.” Indeed, by one measurement Meek Mill is the most successful rapper currently working: His “Dreamchasers 2” mixtape, released earlier this year, holds the record for the most downloads ever from free mixtape site Datpiff at well over 3 million. By all traditional metrics, Meek Mill is a pure genre artist with relatively little crossover appeal.
September 24, 2012 |
If the air feels a little different today, it's because we've been hit with some purple rain. Prince is in the Windy City, and last week he released remaining tickets to three of his shows, allowing fans to attend tonight, tomorrow or Wednesday night. The show, which takes place at Chicago's United Center, is a partnership between The Artist and Rebuild the Dream, a group that builds communities and works to improve the economy from the ground up. The show is slated to be informative as well as entertaining: Prince and Rebuild the Dream...