These are strange days for the movies. Sure, Hollywood still pretty much owns the world's box office. But as with other media - books, music, TV - moviegoers want what they want when they want it - cineplex be damned!
Thanks to that tough-guy poet Carl Sandburg Chicago will forever be invoked as the city with 'the big shoulders'. It's an image hard not to love - so perfectly does it capture the rough edges this city still possesses.
The recent Bertrand Goldberg retrospective was a great opportunity to get re-acquainted with a familiar and fantastic part of Chicago's skyline - Marina City. My favorite part was this companion exhibit - nothing like a museum-sanctioned snoop around someone else's living space!
It's been hard to get into a wintry state of mind this January, given the season had been such a non-starter in Chicago. So I'm taking the recent thermometer drop and falling flakes as a much-needed jump start from Jack Frost.
I caught Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy this week – it’s one of the movies we talked about on 848 today.The film is based on a John Le Carré spy novel so of course the plot involves lots of duplicity, doubt and double upon triple crosses. Every one of the characters just might be a Russian mole ope
The holiday season rolls around and I start yearning for bite-sized food. Wouldn't a diet of sliders, baby carrots and cake pops help prevent my usual seasonal over-indulgence? Apparently not according to this food curmudgeon! Still life in miniature has its appeals.