Tag: Devin Miller

Sherri Shepherd: On Success, Sisterhood + Bouncing Back After Breakup

Sherri Shepherd: On Success, Sisterhood + Bouncing Back After Breakup
By Devin Miller I had the pleasure of meeting with Chicago native actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd while she was in Chicago to discuss her new project on NBC, Trial and Error.  Sherri’s role as Anne Flatch on the new hit sitcom Trial and Error is full of surprises. She has several health concerns, like passing... Read more »

If You're African American, Birth of a Nation is Required Viewing--Here's Why

If You're African American, Birth of a Nation is Required Viewing--Here's Why
By Devin Miller For those of you that believe supporting Nate Parker and Jean Celestin’s film due to the sexual assault charges from 1999, would be outside of your character and against your personal beliefs; I respect your decision. There will never be a time where I would tell someone not to make a stand... Read more »

Video: Barbershop 3 Stars Chat About the Importance of Comedy

By Devin Miller The Icon theater on Roosevelt, in Chicago, shone bright with star power for the Barbershop 3: The Next Cut premiere. (The film opens April 15 nationwide!) The third installment of the film series included most of the original cast/characters including Ice Cube, and Cedric the Entertainer; as well as some new faces... Read more »
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Interview: Actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge of Underground

Interview: Actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge of Underground
By Devin Miller The series begins with fear, and a sense of urgency to #breakfree. The first scene sets the tone for a journey back in time to African descendants during the slave era in North America. Unlike many other films and TV series featuring of slavery, Underground tells this story and includes modern day... Read more »

College Love: He Was Mr. Wrong and I Knew It

College Love: He Was Mr. Wrong and I Knew It
One of the main perks of being in college for me was a falsified sense of freedom and adult men. I mean they were really adults, with baritone voices, fully developed bodies, and a unique set of skills. (Liam Nielson but for erotic things)!! It was a cold January night, and I planned on attending... Read more »

Tyshawn Lee: Leave His Parents Alone and Find His Killers

Tyshawn Lee: Leave His Parents Alone and Find His Killers
By Devin Miller I must admit that I have avoided the news recently. I live in Chicago and there is obviously a ridiculous amount of senseless violence here, and it takes a depressing hold on journalism. Being a Chicago native is a gift and a curse. It’s a gift because the city, the food, and... Read more »
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Chicago Magazine's Best of Chicago

Chicago magazine hosted the annual Best of Chicago event recently at City Winery. This year’s event celebrated the city’s cultural and culinary stars, including the best newcomers in Chicago’s dining and bar scene. Best of Chicago showcases the people, places, and things that rank at the top with Chicago magazine readers and editors, as featured in the November 2014 and February, May, and August 2015 issues. All of the top voted services in... Read more »

Red Eye’s the Battle of the Burger Presented by Amstel Light

Red Eye’s the Battle of the Burger Presented by Amstel Light
By Devin Miller Red Eye’s the Battle of the Burger, Presented by Amstel Light, hosted the most DELICIOUS Burger Battle in the city this past Thursday.  It was held in one of my favorite parts of the city, at the Chicago History Museum, with special guest Jeff Mauro. The weather was perfect and the DJ... Read more »

Just Had a Baby? Top 3 Ways to Get Your Groove Back!

Yes, go outside, without your baby, and your treat yourself to someone else washing the spit-up out of your hair for a change.
You'll be able to read girly magazines, breathe in some girl time, and you will come out looking like a million bucks. Why do you need this? To feel good, is to look good. Your spouse/significant other probably forgot what how fabulous you looked, and you probably did too. DO IT. If you have some time, get a manicure and pedicure as well.
By Devin Miller Feeling beautiful after having a baby is not easy. Your body created and carried miracle; the miracle is here and you are faced with the reality you’ve signed up for: the late night feedings, the blowout diapers, and the spit-up on your shirt. You feel just about as sexy as an old... Read more »
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When a Mother Attacks Her Grown Child

When a Mother Attacks Her Grown Child
By Devin Miller When a mother fights her grown child, do doves cry? Does the mother lose her spot at the pearly gates? Does time stop? These questions were pondered after the news of Grammy nominated neo-soul singer Angie Stone, was arrested Monday for aggravated assault against her 30-year old daughter. Reports state that the... Read more »