November 30, 2011 |
“Hell on Wheels” stars Common and Anson Mount sport “300”-worthy torsos during a brawl in the Western's next episode - but don't suggest to Common that those abs were spray-tanned on. “No, we don't spray, man,” the Chicago native told me, laughing, during our interview earlier in the season. “We work out, man. We don't spray.” In “Bread and Circuses,” airing at 9 p.m. Dec. 4 on AMC, Common's Elam Ferguson, a former slave now working for the Union Pacific Railroad, challenges his foreman, Cullen Bohannon (Mount)
August 9, 2012 |
As AMC's Western "Hell on Wheels" rides back onto TV Sunday, star Anson Mount's character, Cullen Bohannon, is a shadow of the man so driven to avenge the murders of his wife and son. Reeling after he killed the wrong man at the end of Season 1, the former Confederate soldier has hooked up with bandits who repeatedly rob the trains of his former employer, Thomas "Doc" Durant (Colm Meaney). He doesn't care if he lives or dies, Mount told reporters Wednesday during a conference call.
October 2, 2012 |
A stolen or lost bike isn't always a lost cause--but doing everything possible to prevent a theft before it happens is a lot easier than jumping through a series of logistical and legal hoops to get it back once it's already been taken. Plus, if you do everything you can and it still gets stolen, at least you'll feel a (little) better knowing it wasn't totally your fault. > > Make sure you use the right kind of lock to secure your bike to something stable. U-locks that come with flat keys are the best locks because they can't be picked as easily as cylindrical keyed locks.
May 7, 2013 |
Giordano's has officially joined the food truck frenzy. Known for its deep-dish pizza (and spokesman Derrick Rose of the Bulls), Giordano's announced it will be previewing its first-ever food truck by Memorial Day weekend. The 28-foot-long, 12.5-foot-wide truck will be equipped with state-of-the-art conventional ovens and refrigerators, which hold up to 400 pizzas, according to Jessica Wenson, Giordano's manager of media and community affairs. Although the menu will be simplified, offering only personal-size stuffed pizzas in four options--cheese, pepperoni, sausage and...
June 4, 2013 |
During the summer, I like to be ready for all sorts of spontaneous weekend hangouts. I wear biking-appropriate footwear, always pack an umbrella, and - humble brag - I'm sort of a master of transporting booze to Millennium Park 's Downtown Sound concerts. Normally, beer growlers or six-packs are my go-to, but recently, portable wine packages have caught my eye. They're glass-free, so there's no need to worry about them breaking in my purse or backpack, and since they don't require a corkscrew, they're easy to bring to parties and picnics.
March 7, 2012 |
Wheel House 3553 N. Southport Ave. 773-325-0123 Rating: 2 1/2 (out of four) Take it or leave it The scene: Address look familiar? Until just a few weeks ago, Wheel House was Wrigleyville staple Messner's. The bar got a face lift on the outside, but things on the inside are looking very much the same. Expect plenty of TVs, busy waitresses and loud groups. Overheard from my table: An argument as to whether “Semi-Charmed Life” was the most annoying song of all time.