I’m in this short because I’m the only person director Mark Colomb and his writer/brother Jon knew who had a seersucker suit. I play an unlikely angel (because angels wear seersucker, naturally), and get to hold a giant plastic gun. If you like men in suits saying curse words, this...
It’s been a wild 36 hours in Chicago. The Great Blizzard of 2011, or Joakim Snowah or Snowprah or whatever we’re calling it, fell upon the city as expected. More than 22 inches surrounded our coach house, with drifts piling up to my waist. After a day of shoveling I managed to create a network...
After a birthday, a bad joke and a scenic half-hour drive to Schaumburg, I found myself cheering on the Don Eduardo del Rey, better known as the Yellow Knight, for the better part of Saturday evening. Don’t you know the Yellow Knight? He is “well-versed in the arts of chivalry, yet in attack, he is...
Now in its 10th year, Sketch Fest has been a real spark for Chicago during what would otherwise be a terrible, miserable month of January.
A few weeks back my friend Jeff casually suggested starting 2011 with a midday swim in Lake Michigan. I didn't need much convincing.
The Regal Riviera was added a couple of years, and allows current residents to carry on the old tradition of walking along Gay Street, turning under a flashing marquee, and getting lost in a grand story.
Aside from helping news-starved magazine editors and Today Show correspondents, resolutions are typically as manufactured and meaningful as Boss's Day Celebrations. Each New Year I prefer to lay out goals.
When I first moved to Chicago I worked for the then-fledgling college admissions site Cappex.com. I created a host of marketing materials - trade show collateral, direct mail, video - aimed at college admissions officers, guidance counselors and high school students. But perhaps my favorite was the Cappex College Fit Kit.
This is an op-ed piece written after the 2008 election and features coverage from Chicago's Grant Park on election night.
I am very proud to be cited in Wikipedia in the article on what may be my favorite structure ever: The Sunsphere. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunsphere It references a piece I wrote back in college for the Knoxville News-Sentinel on how the Sunsphere was dealing with an infestation of Starlings.