October 4, 2012 |
Good times for the Bears, but we must do some police work first. Time to go all "CSI" on the White Sox. It's a funny thing. If a team blows a three-game lead on Sept. 18 but there's no one there to witness it, how do we know it happened? Shame on you, you lazy, apathetic, uninterested White Sox fans of which I am a card-carrying member. I wasn't there, but I'm wondering at which point Ken Harrelson went stone cold silent. Here's the worst part. It's not like that was a great beginning.
January 24, 2013 |
** (out of four) Obviously someone like Keith Richards would never check into a retirement home for musicians. He's lived like a rock star, and he'll die like a rock star. No, in Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, “Quartet,” only elderly opera singers and classical musicians populate Beecham House, and unlike the devastating portrait of aging in Michael Haneke's “Amour,” “Quartet” favors cheeky over honest. “This is not a retirement home; this is a madhouse!
January 30, 2013 |
Odds are 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver has shared a locker room with a homosexual, even if they have been closeted. At Super Bowl media day Tuesday, he made it clear that he'd rather those teammates keep their feelings to themselves. "I don't do the gay guys man," Culliver reportedly told comedian turned shock jock Artie Lange on his radio show. "I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff.
May 22, 2013 |
For second-wave Blackhawks fans, you've finally got a real reason to hate Detroit. Since Chicago's 2009 playoff elimination at the hands of the Wings, the historically testy rivalry hasn't featured the same acrimony as Vancouver. Or St. Louis. Or even Phoenix. The Hawks have dominated, going 15-4-3 against Detroit since the '09 ouster. And then the Blackhawks lost two games in a row and you've already tossed your Hossa shirtsey into the hamper. For shame. How soon we forget 2010.
July 15, 2013 |
EAT Burger, Bourbon, Beer Night Owen & Engine 2700 N. Western Ave. 773-235-2930 Settle in for a British pub-style night with a nine-ounce house-ground chuck, short rib and brisket burger served with the bartender's choice of accompanying drinks - this Tuesday, the bourbon is Banker's Club and the brew is Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. $15. DRINK Solo in the 2nd City: Hot Child in the 2nd City ...
August 12, 2013 |
Get ready to rail against your station--it's it's time to play the shame game. The fifth annual Going Public Crust Station contest to honor the worst CTA rail station based on crabby rider complaints is up and running. Every summer GP solicits your suggestions for the CTA station most in need of a makeover. In the past, riders have submitted haikus, lengthy arguments and dirty pics to support their votes. Your complaints have not gone unnoticed. The three-time winner of this contest, the Wilson Red Line station in Uptown, will get its face-lift next year.
October 16, 2013 |
No more suits. No more trying to interpret body language during warm-ups. No more waiting. On Wednesday, Derrick Rose was back, playing at the United Center for the first time since his knee injury in April 2012. As far as the Bulls were concerned, Wednesday's game against Detroit was as much about fixing the rough edges as their point guard's triumphant return. But for everyone else watching at the United Center or on TV, it was all about D-Rose. Here are the Top 5 moments from his first game back in front of the home fans. Little help?
October 17, 2013 |
So our dear Bears travel to Landover, Md., this weeked to take on the struggling Washington Redsk- … nope. That doesn't, I mean, can I just not call them what they're called, please? They're called that thing with the skin color, and it hurts to say it like when you have to swallow a cracker on Day 3 of a blazing case of strep throat. Redskins. They've been called this for 81 years, but in this day and age it's like a drill bit in my ear hole every time Al Michaels says it. The year is 2013.
October 15, 2013 |
Wow, you're looking great. I know we had some problems, but that is all in the past right? Long time ago right? OK, OK. I've changed, I swear. You were hurt. Real bad. And when you needed me the most I turned my back on you. I was just being selfish. I know you never wanted this for us. I didn't either. I'm sorry. I know you had some things you had to get through, it couldn't have been easy and I was a jerk for abandoning you. But you were such a tease, you know? One minute I thought you were coming back and then the next I would see you sitting with those other guys and I would lose it. I was jealous.
November 8, 2013 |
It's just like a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit calendar. Except instead of bikini clad models, it's photos of a 26-year-old Chicagoan and some friends posing with a bowl of oatmeal. It started as a joke about hot cereal in his friends mother's kitchen. Now it's a 13-month calendar Bill Ehrlich, 26, of Old Town, has sold to customers around the country. “It all started one chilly fall morning as the seasons began to change, I had a little bit of a sore throat and although it was not my usual routine at the time, I decided to make myself a bowl of hot oatmeal for breakfast,” Ehrlich explains on the Kickstarter page he's using to produce next year's edition of the calendar.