December 18, 2011 |
If you missed the first season of "Downton Abbey" on PBS' Masterpiece Classic last year, you're in luck. The network is reairing the award-winning series beginning Dec. 18. (In Chicago it's on WTTW at 7 p.m.) "Downton Abbey" follows the lives of an aristocratic British family and its servants beginning in 1912, just as the social and political landscape is in upheaval. "Gosford Park" writer Julian Fellowes weaves stories of women's suffrage, the rise of socialism and new technology with universal themes of love, betrayal and domestic politics.
January 3, 2012 |
With about 46 million adults under 30 eligible to vote this year, the question will be answered on Election Day on Nov. 6. A poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics found a slim majority of Millennials said they "definitely" will vote in the upcoming election and another 11 percent said they definitely won't. Millennials are looking for candidates who are problem solvers. A poll conducted in April by Generation Opportunity found 57 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 said they would learn more about the policies of presidential candidates in 2012 compared with 2008.
August 30, 2012 |
What's really going on at the Republican National Convention? John Giokaris, political director of the Chicago Young Republicans, is in Tampa, Fla., and giving RedEye a behind-the-scenes peek at the event. The 2012 election is on! "College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life. " That was the line of Wednesday night from Paul Ryan's speech for Millennials.
November 21, 2013 |
The first four women to ever complete the Marine Corps' infantry combat training proved why “selfie” was named the “Word of the Year” this week. According to CNN , the women in the photo that went viral this week will be the first ever to graduate after completing the rigorous training, part of which is lugging the same 90 pounds of gear as men on a 12.5 mile march. But for as much as their group photo garnered, there's a bit of a twist. On Monday, politics blog Politico released a leaked email from the US Army , which suggested the Army's public relations team only use photos of “average-looking women” in stories about female soldiers.
February 10, 2014 |
"Power, politics, passive-aggressive handjobs and other scenes that we can never unsee. " That's how the makers of Chicago-based Cards Against Humanity describe the 25-card expansion--an ode to Netflix's original series "House of Cards"--for their popular and often politically incorrect card game. "Last month, someone in the Netflix marketing department had an epiphany: 'House of Cards' and Cards Against Humanity both contain the word "cards,"...
February 11, 2014 |
Netflix has released three new promos for Season 2 of "House of Cards," which will be available to stream Feb. 14. Let the Valentine's Day binging begin. Speaking of love being in the air, one of the promos, titled "Francis and Claire," offers a look at the complex relationship between Congressman Frank Underwood and his wife, Claire. In the new season, as Frank continues his pursuit for the vice presidency their marriage comes under scrutiny with some people asking if their marriage is more calculated than they let on. What, does everyone in Washington believe romance is dead?
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.
February 12, 2014 |
John Oliver's upcoming HBO comedy series has a name and a start date: "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will begin at 10 p.m. April 27. HBO announced Wednesday that the former "Daily Show" correspondent's half-hour series will present "a satirical look at the week in news, politics, and current events. " Oliver joined "The Daily Show" in 2006, but had the chance to prove his ability to lead a series when he filled in as anchor for two months when host Jon Stewart took time off to make a movie.
December 15, 2011 |
The Millennials who helped President Obama get to the White House have doubts he will be successful in seeking a second term, according to results of a poll released Thursday. A poll by the Harvard's Institute of Politics found that regardless of which candidate adults under 30 support for president in 2012, 36 percent think Obama will lose re-election, 32 percent don't know and 30 percent say he'll win. The remaining 2 percent didn't answer. The survey of more than 2,000 adults ages 18 to 29 conducted between Nov. 23 and Dec. 3 has a margin of error of two percentage points.
January 25, 2012 |
Anyone ever tell you history is dull, tedious and irrelevant? Not us. And for some particularly fascinating and relevant insights into black history, ditch the textbooks and head to these stage shows, which explore everything from the politics in midcentury professional sports to the struggle for identity in 20th century America and the racial tensions that can still exist today. 'Race' In this no-holds-barred drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet - which debuted on Broadway in 2009 - hidden prejudices rise and a crime mystery unfolds when a diverse team of lawyers are hired to defend a wealthy Caucasian man, who allegedly raped an African-American woman.