March 6, 2012 |
Psst! Hey, you! Look over your shoulder. Now move somewhere out of sight of the boss and bring your voice down to a whisper, OK? I want to talk politics. Seriously, people. It's the day after Super Tuesday, and the Illinois primary is less than two weeks away. As a story in Tuesday's RedEye pointed out, it's only natural to want to say something about this year's political hoopla to the people you work with for eight hours a day. RELATED: Religion, sex and... So why do so many people avoid those conversations altogether - lumping in politics with taboo topics such as religion or personal relationships?
March 5, 2012 |
Election season has a lot in common with the Oscars: It goes on too long, there's plenty of campaigning, and we're sick of the whole thing by the time the winners are announced. But until November, just try to escape politics. They'll be on TV, in the paper and probably, if you're like many Chicagoans, at work. It's Super Tuesday - the day states including Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio and Vermont cast their presidential primary ballots - and the presidential election season is running hot and heavy.
January 12, 2012 |
*** (out of four) When Nancy (Kate Winslet) vomits all over Penelope's (Jodie Foster) coffee table art books midway into the darkly funny “Carnage,” it's not the last time something comes up that can't be suppressed anymore. This big-screen adaptation of the hit play “God of Carnage,” in which two couples (Foster and John C. Reilly/Winslet and Christoph Waltz) discuss one of their sons attacking the other with a stick, exclusively features characters that have been dying for an opportunity to say everything that's been bubbling inside them.
December 7, 2011 |
Jeremy Scheuch's has one addition he wants to make to the tattoo on his right thigh, where a Chicago style hot dog, a wad of cash and a banner style Chicago flag are inked around prominent portrait of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich. After he heard Wednesday's news that Blagojevich will be behind bars for 14 years on federal corruption convictions, he said he'll add a tiny teardrop under the convicted politician's eye. "I think you actually have to cut somebody in prison to get a teardrop, but hey, you never know," he said of the tattoo, which he got - coincidentally he says - the evening of the first day of Blagojevich's first trial in June of 2010.
November 20, 2011 |
After attending the infamous "Oops" Republican debate in Michigan, I've come to two conclusions: First, President Obama will win a second term, and second, I'm going to need a left eyebrow transplant after raising it so many times in what I call "confusiohorror. " As I watched from the media filing center in an auxiliary basketball court, I was struck by just how divorced the rhetoric espoused by that collection of losers and half-wits was from the reality of the challenges we face - those still screamed in the streets by the evicted Occupy movement.