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Viva media diversity

Greetings from fabulous Las Vegas! I wish I could claim that I’ve spent my time here Cirque du Soleil hopping with showgirls, but I’ve actually spent the last four days looking at the same four, beige walls. I know, I know, woe is me. This is a work trip, of sorts. I’m volunteering for the […]

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‘Ruby Sparks’ weaves magical tale of 1 imperfect writer’s perfect woman

“Ruby Sparks” bears a more than superficial resemblance to the 2006 movie, “Stranger Than Fiction.” Both feature previously renowned authors in the midst of a prolonged slump who suddenly find their newest creations are a little more substantial than ink and paper. Both write on typewriters in austere white rooms free of clutter. Both are […]

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I’ll never fall in love again

I recently ended an eight-year relationship, and I’m still having mixed feelings about it. She wasn’t always good to me, it’s true, but she was mine, and we’d been through a lot together. It was a long, painful and ultimately pricey goodbye, and I’ll always be nostalgic about our time together. I’m talking, of course, about […]

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I’ve got your back

I’m a feminist in the Chicago comedy scene and it’s been a rough week. I’m worn out. I’m sick of being patient with 20something improv dudes as some of their dumber exemplars relentlessly defend confused notions of free speech. I’m sick of sounding like a broken record as they aggressively abstain from listening and de-rail discussions with […]