November 18, 2011 |
First "Community," now "Cougar Town. " What is the deal with the networks taking my favorite comedies off their schedules? Just a week after NBC disappointed "Community" fans by dropping it from the spring schedule, ABC has decided to leave its quirky Courtney Cox sitcom off its spring list - at least for now. The network says the series will be back at some point. Sadly, the network has dropped its episode order from 22 to 15. Annoooying. ABC also didn't offer premiere dates for new comedy "Apartment 23" and Shonda Rhimes' drama "Scandal.
January 20, 2012 |
It was two days before DB Burkeman's sticker-history exhibit was set to debut, and there was still a lot to do. Burkeman, a London-born DJ, and his project manager of two days, Ned White, stood around plexiglass sheets, using a gummy tape to avoid damaging the delicate artwork and attaching dozens of Radiohead stickers, from the band's first album release in the early 1990s to today. The Radiohead stickers are just a fraction of Burkeman's collection...
March 4, 2014 |
Recently I did this crazy thing. I moved to Indiana, which, for a person whose family nickname is "Big Fancy City Girl," seemed like a rather ridiculous move. But after five years of living and loving Chicago, I was ready to go back to school, and Indiana was calling this big-city girl's name. But while I was prepared for the lack of public transportation and the slight southern drawl of southern Indiana, I was not quite ready for the drastically different dating environment. It's not that dating in a small town is worse, or better, than in a big city - it is just...
February 3, 2014 |
Wayne Brady's schedule is a multitasker's dream come true. He's gearing up to host this year's BET Honors in February, traveling the country for his "It's My Line" Tour, taping a new season of "Whose Line Is It Anyway," recording his own music and producing and selling sitcoms - and that's not all. All the while, Brady plays dad to his 10-year-old daughter, Maile, whom he is raising with ex-wife Mandie Taketa. The tales from their parenting adventures are pure gold. No, really. The divorced couple has their own production company, Frankie and Johnny, and...
May 18, 2012 |
Kingsbury Street Cafe 1523 N. Kingsbury St. 312-280-1718 Just past gentlemen's club VIP's on the edge of Old Town's Weed Street district might be the last place you'd expect to find this light-filled, art gallery-like cafe serving breakfast and lunch. A huge pastry case beckons with quick-grab pastries, while lemon-blueberry pancakes and maple-glazed bacon await those with time to sit down. Old Town Social 455 W. North Ave. 312-266-2277 Chef Jared Van Camp loves to infuse his dishes with southern flair, and his Soul Brunch on Sundays is...
June 12, 2012 |
Lolla ticket holders, are you hungry to hear what restaurants will be selling snacks at this summer's fest? Local chef Graham Elliot is in his fourth year as “culinary ambassador” to Lollapalooza, recruiting local chefs to set up booths at the fest's food court, called Chow Town, and the vendor lineup was released June 12. New Chicago restaurants joining this year's food court include Lakeview Japanese eatery Chizakaya, West Loop coffee roastery...