February 11, 2014 |
Think it's hard to remind your roommate to do the dishes? In many cooperatives, repeat household problems are discussed and resolved via a consensus model, similar to the one popularized by the Occupy Wall Street movement. Stone Soup Ashland House's handbook for members details the consensus process they follow at regular meetings, which determines who gets to speak and when, and what it takes to get an idea supported or denied. Some key guidelines: -No decision is final until everyone in the meeting feels comfortable with it and is able to implement it without resentment.
December 6, 2011 |
Northwestern.xxx will soon be a real destination for web browsers, but it won't be a place for peddling porn. Northwestern University has joined other schools in registering for the adult-oriented domain extension before the names go on sale to the public Tuesday. "We have no intentions of creating a site that would reside on that domain," said Northwestern spokesman Alan Cubbage, adding that the purchase is a way of "protecting Northwestern's good name. " He declined to say how much the university paid for...
February 2, 2012 |
Character, not characters. I see the Bears stunned no one and went with Phil Emery as their new general manager. Oh, I can see why. Look at these stunning credentials: Character. Hardworking. Honesty. Integrity. Hardworking. Character. Yeah, OK. I'm really sick of that guy. Sound familiar? Here are others who had those traits: Dave Wannstedt, Dick Jauron, Mark Hatley, Jerry Angelo, Jack Pardee, Neill Armstrong, Abe Gibron and Jim Dooley. I'd rather have the guy nobody likes but will kick some tail (yes, that's Mike Ditka.
March 22, 2012 |
I'm afraid, Illinois college basketball fans, that it's come to this. It's time to go all-in. Or, put another way, time to go all-scumbag. Look, we just got turned down by Shaka Smart because he was actually afraid to come here and recruit out of Chicago. Hey, if he's afraid, we don't want him. But we need someone. We need … that guy. Oh, he's out there. I don't have a name, but I'll describe him for you. He's slick. Dresses real nice. Great, great talker.
February 11, 2014 |
*** (out of four) After my “RoboCop” screening, one moviegoer commented that he preferred the remake to the 1987 original. That makes two of us. Where its lighter yet more violent predecessor let straightforward revenge dominate the story, the new, PG-13 “RoboCop” thinks and feels. It has a lot more setup - the movie is practically all middle - but added payoffs too. While exciting at times, this is an action movie in search of more than a body count. Leave your bloodlust at home.
February 11, 2013 |
In light of Lance Armstrong's Oprah interview and a kerfuffle over Ray Lewis and deer antler spray, the topic of performance-enhancing drugs has been in the news with renewed vigor. It has culminated with this overwrought, hyper-ventilating column by Bill Simmons' of Grantland , which has instigated my biggest intellectual backlash to the whole purity-in-sports movement to date. As regular readers of this column know, I adore Simmons and his gargantuan run-on columns and entertaining-as-actual-sports podcast.