Archive for March 2011

Star Whackers Musical Interlude

Randy Quaid used to be a really good actor. Now, I just think of him as a crazy guy in Canada with an even crazier wife. He’s really like your strange uncle, who may or may not have benefited from electro convulsive shock therapy. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to... Read more »

Chicago Street Photographer: Finding Vivian Maier

John Maloff, an intrepid real estate agent and author, has brought forth his hidden talents and introduced me to a stern-looking French/Austrian woman named Vivian Maier.  Maier spent her day-to-day life working as a nanny on the North Shore.  I guess there is hope for all of us in the creative closet. Maloof’s purchase of 100,000 negatives and... Read more »

Queue It Up - Still Bill DVD

Still Bill is a lovely portrait of singer/songwriter Bill Withers (“Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Use Me,” “Lean on Me,” “Just the Two of Us,”) by documentary filmmakers Alex Vlack and Damani Baker.  This DVD release examines a somewhat reluctant subject and his decision to step away for almost 25 years from, what Withers called, “the fame... Read more »

Sugar Bliss

Teresa Ging has a brand new thing at **Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique.** I know, the cupcake mania seems to be in overdrive. However, I like the simplicity and elegance of this bake shop. Check out the quaint and serene store on Wabash in the Loop and at ****. Teresa has style in spades and beyond... Read more »

David Pasquesi in God of Carnage

David Pasquesi in God of Carnage
David Pasquesi, currently on stage in the Goodman Theatre production of God of Carnage, is a Chicago actor who deserves to be really famous.  He is supremely talented and a very funny actor.  When he says the word “steerage,” it just makes me laugh.  An Improv icon in Chicago, on stage or screen, he is the actor... Read more »