I have made just two emergency room visits. And during one of those trips I had a concussion, so I barely remember it. (Judge me if you will.) It is, however, fair to say that my favorite athletic pursuit—16-inch softball—presents a persistent threat of hospitalization. Homespun on-field remedies are also a common occurrence. To wit: … Read more
MAN OF LETTERS: The former Chicago Cub and ESPN baseball analyst with the Ivy League pedigree is playing a new position: author of a thinking man’s book about baseball
I’m still slogging my way through Oprah: A Biography, Kitty Kelley’s latest O-pus (524 pages in length), which hit bookstores yesterday. So I don’t profess to know all that she spills therein. However, I do know the Kitty Kelley methodology, which I studied extensively in the spring and summer of 2008…
Bob Rohrman is one of the area’s largest car dealers in the midst of an epic downturn for the auto industry. He just sued a plastic surgeon for allegedly wooing away his third ex-wife. But, hey, for this irrepressible TV pitchman, the tank is always half full.
Tapping into nostalgia for classic shows and movies, Neal Sabin has built plucky Weigel Broadcasting—operator of WCIU, Me-TV, and the new This—into a regional TV dynamo
How we turn arms into energy
From December 2008: For two years, Kitty Kelley, America’s most notorious celebrity biographer, has been tracking Oprah, a notoriously private subject. The multimillion-dollar game of cat-and-mouse promises to play out in an epic cultural showdown
The two sides of Joakim Noah: the pedigreed Frenchman and the scrappy Bulls rookie
Three years ago, after a simmering feud with Cubs players and management, the popular broadcaster Steve Stone resigned from the Cubs, though his affection for the team and for Chicago never wavered. Now, with new ownership likely to take over he waits—often at the bar at Harry Caray’s—hoping for a summons to the front office.