Posts in category "Entertainment"

Presidential Race 2016: An open letter to all the candidates

Presidential Race 2016: An open letter to all the candidates
Dear Presidential hopefuls, As we are now deeply into the Presidential Race 2016, for the first time in my life I have been paying extremely close attention to each of you. After watching the Republican debate last night as well as the most recent town halls for Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders I can only... Read more »

Facebook's year in pictures. A great year, seriously?

Facebook's year in pictures. A great year, seriously?
In the past week I’ve had lots of friends “yearbook” of pictures popping up on my Facebook news feed. They (Zuckerberg and gang) like to remind us of our year as we have posted it and give us a happy recap. But what if your year was awful? I won’t post my own “yearbook” as... Read more »

Orange is The New Black: binge watching a series is bad for your health (not really)

Orange is The New Black: binge watching a series is bad for your health (not really)
So, I’ve been away for awhile. I’ve been binging. Not on food, not on alcohol. Not on cigarettes or any other form of stimulants. I’ve been binging on netflix. Having been through some rough times as of late I was looking for something to numb my mind. Rumor had it that the netflix series, “Orange... Read more »
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Music: one of the greatest loves of my life

Music: one of the greatest loves of my life
As our monthly Chicagonow blogapalooza hour is upon us, we have been called upon to write a love letter to something – not someone. It only took a moment to think of one thing that I love more than most other things in the world – music. So, I give you my ode to the... Read more »

Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus: Fashion choices gone wrong, so wrong

Once upon a time in Hollywood we had beautiful women that exemplified class and style. Think: Katherine Hepburn. Grace Kelly. Rita Hayworth. Lauren Bacall. Icons that set the standards for fashion trends and beauty. And then there is today. After I nearly gouged my eyes out at the sight of what “fashion” in Hollywood has... Read more »

The Bachelor Juan Pablo: is he really a jerk or just an honest guy?

The Bachelor Juan Pablo: is he really a jerk or just an honest guy?
So now, the end is here and so we’ve faced the final curtain….Yes folks, for all of us who have endured what was not the most dramatic season of The Bachelor but the most annoying by far, it is over. The whole season was based on announcements of “the most shocking”, “the first time ever”... Read more »
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The Breakfast Club: Why it's more relevant than ever

The Breakfast Club: Why it's more relevant than ever
Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois. A Brain. An athlete. A Basket Case. A Princess and a Criminal. Almost 30 years ago a group of teens gathered for a Saturday detention. What transpired in that detention changed not the lives of the characters alone, but mine as well. The fact that they gathered at MY HIGH... Read more »

The Alinea debate: how many other places do children not belong?

The Alinea debate: how many other places do children not belong?
I know, I know. The Alinea restaurant with the screaming baby story is getting to be old news. Baby cries in expensive (really expensive) restaurant and Chef tweets about it. It creates a huge controversy; even shows up on “Good Morning America” and “Today”. There is a huge division of sentiment. There are actually people... Read more »

Things to do on New Years Eve: Is it that big of a deal?

Things to do on New Years Eve: Is it that big of a deal?
As of right now I have officially celebrated fifty five New Years Eves. I certainly don’t remember the first five or so but of the ones I can remember, there are very few that ever lived up to hopes or expectations. Which begs the question: is is really that big of a deal? When I... Read more »
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A Seat at the Bar, with Elvis

A Seat at the Bar, with Elvis
Walking into a seedy old bar in Memphis, I was alone and needed a cocktail. I don’t typically frequent bars by myself but I just needed to think. I saw a man sitting at the end of the bar and couldn’t really catch his face at first. He had thick hair, almost completely gray and... Read more »