March 10, 2013 |
It's a whole different kind of shame for goalies who get penalized in hockey. Even when they commit a penalty, somebody else gets sent to the box while he stays on the ice to face a power play. To get the goalie's take on the "sin bin," RedEye caught up with the Blackhawks' Corey Crawford. Have you ever been put in the penalty box? Corey Crawford: I started as a forward and then I was a [defenseman] before I became a goalie. So, yeah, I've been in the box. Do you feel guilty about another player serving your penalty?
September 27, 2012 |
SLUT. It is an ugly little word we've seen pop up with increasing viciousness in the past year. Whether it is being spat through radio airwaves at college students on birth control, tweeted at tweens' favorite cheating celebrities or sneered in high school hallways everywhere, the word is quickly becoming synonymous with a girl we don't like or a woman we don't want heard. But at 11 a.m. Saturday, Chicagoans are gathering at the Thompson Center to say "enough with the name-calling already!"
May 31, 2013 |
The wounds are fresh as I struggle to make sense of the news that the Illinois House adjourned its session Friday with no vote on marriage equality for same-sex couples. Is there a specific emotion I feel? No. It's a whirlwind of anger, shock, disappointment, shame and, oddly, determination. I have been with my husband for 12 years. And yes, he is my husband . We have traveled the winding road of relationship recognition over the years. We had a “commitment ceremony” with family when that was our only option.
January 8, 2012 |
When you're being considered for your first major role and it's to play a sex-addicted teen, you might have to do embarrassing things while auditioning. Laura Slade Wiggins, who plays Karen Jackson on Showtime's "Shameless," learned that first hand. "I had to do two blowjob scenes and I'm Southern Baptist," Wiggins told me Nov. 9 while on the Chicago location shoot for the series, which debuted its second season Jan. 8. "Instead of like pantomiming the blowjob I just kind of put my head in my hands and was...
January 27, 2012 |
Ryan Brankin calls himself a "lonely loner. " But on Saturday nights, surrounded by people in an old church basement, he feels completely comfortable--even though he's about to get onstage and perform a five-minute song he's just written for the piano. Every weekend, Brankin drives to the Wicker Park Art Center, 2215 W. North Avenue, from his home in Desplaines to perform in No Shame Theatre , a performance series hosted by Chicago's Agency Theater Collective. It's essentially an open mic with just a few rules: the work must be original and no longer than five minutes in...
June 13, 2013 |
*** (out of four) Shame on Tommy Wiseau's atrocious cult classic “The Room” for so many reasons. Most recently, though, shame for pulling me out of the affecting Israeli drama “Fill the Void” when a character utters, “It's tearing me apart, Rivka,” and making me picture Wiseau bellowing, “You're tearing me apart, Lisa!” Obviously, the films couldn't be any more different. In the Orthodox, Hassidic Tel Aviv community of “Void,” women concern themselves with marriage and children and … that's...