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Playa, Playa, Play on: Tom Joyner Returns to Chicago Airwaves!

Posted April 20, 2009 | 13:49:15 (EST)

Well you did it, Chicago! Tom Joyner and the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" returns to the local airwaves on Wednesday - same time, different channel - April 22, on Soul 106.3FM.

Loyal listeners were so up in arms we voted with our fingers at the abrupt and...

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Playhouse Chicago: Two Families and the Homesteads That Bury Them

Posted April 13, 2009 | 20:49:31 (EST)

"Love Makes a Family" the old say-so goes, as does Inheritance, political strife, forbidden sexual longing and career failures. Two works not-so-decidedly different make their way to the Chicago stage, with both productions illustrating that a family is "extended" fare more than its members can ever grasp.

Ending its run...

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Hey FOX! For an Extra Month Severance, I'll Cut Off My Own Arm...on Your Network!

Posted April 8, 2009 | 18:43:31 (EST)

The scamps at Fox, Satan's idea-meisters, have purchased their "next big reality hit" a ticket on the express train from Hell and straight into the nation's pop-culture-reality-bites-down-hard culture. According to Lisa de Moraes, Fox's Rumpelstiltskins are spinning our crappy lives into their golden eggs with Someone's Gotta Go. Think...

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The Tom Joyner Morning Show: A Requiem, Chicago Style

Posted March 25, 2009 | 14:04:53 (EST)

To: Sandra Coyle, Clear Channel

From: Alice Singleton

This morning I re-set my alarm clock dial from V103 to 94.7 Golden Oldies. It's the first time in decades that I have not had my dial set on V103.

I'm sure your decision to jettison the TJMS and simulcast Steve Harvey...

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The Goodman's "Desire Under the Elms" Reaps a Theatric Whirlwind

Posted February 9, 2009 | 11:14:12 (EST)

"What God and money have joined together, let no man put asunder", so the Texas oilman's creed goes. Why not? TMZ.com and the National Enquirer would not exist if this axiom bore no truth.

Robert Falls directs a seamless production of Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" as allegory for...

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Two Moose for Sister Sarah -- A Requiem

Posted November 7, 2008 | 16:50:47 (EST)

"You shouldn't say anything bad about her. Sarah Palin is really pretty, guys. And she's crying." Stern notice from my eleven year-old daughter that any trashing, finger-pointing and gloating we momentarily planned in our celebration of Republican concession would not be tolerated. We dare not ignore Marissa's protestations at...

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Country Mouse, City Mouse - Different Breed of Kin(dred)

Posted October 22, 2008 | 18:54:58 (EST)

Sharon and I have known one another for five years. It's a modern friendship, thanks to cyberspace and a keen fandom for a TV show about a deaf FBI agent. Yes, we met at the TWoP forum; Sharon emailed me offsite, looking for VHS tapes of previous seasons. We spent...

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Gitmo on California and Foster- Part Three: Left to Rot for Twenty Grand a Day

Posted October 7, 2008 | 20:06:32 (EST)

In Part 2, I told you what I (barely) awakened to. Warning: Things get pretty indelicate in this installment.

I immediately noticed the smell of urine and feces all over the ward. The wastepaper basket was already filled with refuse from the previous occupant.

A CNA (Certified Nurse's...

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Of Cabbages and Kings and Good Ol' American Corn Flakes

Posted September 8, 2008 | 13:54:58 (EST)

I missed it. The Speech. I had to catch it a few hours later. It was my daughter's birthday and we were looking for ice cream. Our favorite spot, Sweet Occasions, abruptly closed both locations in Andersonville and Ravenswood. Bustling business, but the high price of sugar, energy and...

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Gitmo on California & Foster - Part Two: The Titicut Follies Redux Begins

Posted August 26, 2008 | 08:17:03 (EST)

In Part 1, I told you how my medical nightmare began.

My friends were at my bedside, happy to see me "back from the dead," but quick to point out the gross inconsideration of the Swedish Covenant staff.

"This is ridiculous, they didn't even bother to tell us...

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Gitmo On California And Foster Avenues

Posted August 17, 2008 | 19:20:52 (EST)

Believe that the American Health Care Crisis is only about the uninsured? That hospital malfeasance/negligence is subject to restitution? Welcome to my nightmare...that could become yours.

I watched my mother dying of breast cancer, late April 2006. I missed her take her last breath. Twelve hours before she succumbed,...

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Remember Your Chains That Bind You, to Us - Ye Captains of Industry and Govern

Posted July 24, 2008 | 19:40:26 (EST)

I hold these truths to be self-evident:

America's Captains of Industry, with the blessings and assistance of every branch on the government tree, have bottomed out our nation.

Our nation may never see full economic and social recovery from the personal and professional gluttony and fraternal cronyism practiced in the...

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Dear Jesse, Thanks for the Ride. Here's Where You Get Off.

Posted July 15, 2008 | 11:34:48 (EST)

We got Barack, we got David Banners and Young Jeezys. "We're the voice now. It's no more Jesse. Sorry. Goodbye. You ain't helping nobody in the 'hood. That's the bottom line. Goodbye, Jesse. Bye!
- NAS, Rap Artist

Dear Jesse,

Well, I saw this coming. The official end of...

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But Mr. Nivea, What if I Don't Have a Big Booty?: Well Kid, That's the (Moisturizing) Rub...

Posted June 26, 2007 | 16:36:43 (EST)

The Venus Hottentot would be proud.

Okay, maybe she'd probably be mortified that the very fetish that took her basic humanity and subsequently her life, the folks at Nivea have turned that fetish into a viral advertising campaign on YouTube that should have the Reverend Al Sharpton...

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