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Chef Bruce Sherman of North Pond Restaurant: The Real Deal

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.16.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Long before food was a fad and long before farm-to-table was something one said to impress one's date, North Pond Restaurant was creating dishes that aimed less to impress and more to satisfy by focusing on the natural goodness of local produce.

Is the Miss America Pageant Proto-Feminist?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

There's nothing wrong with fighting for a cause and looking good while doing it, if looking good happens to be your thing. And there are, after all, worse things in the world than wanting some world peace.

@TheGiverMovie Joins #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD A best-selling novel and 1994 Newbery Medal winner written by Lois Lowry, The Giver is making the jump from the school cu...

Interview on the Red Carpet With Woody Allen

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.22.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I was honored to speak with him about his mélange of beauty and sorrow, hope and despair, joy and cruelty, and found him to be incredibly unassuming and vulnerable, answering honestly and candidly about his strengths as an artist.

Academy Award Winner Kevin Kline on the Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala Red Carpet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.01.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It was a star-studded evening last Saturday night in Chicago as Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival - celebrating its 50th anni...

Actor Morgan Freeman and Director Jon Turteltaub on the Gene Siskel Film Center Red Carpet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Jon Turteltaub, who directed Freeman in Last Vegas, lead the post dinner conversation with Morgan Freeman who not only received the award; but, he received another milestone as well: June 7 was declared Morgan Freeman Day in Illinois by Governor Quinn.

Aren't I Smart and Aren't They Stupid?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The bad habit I'm going to discuss now is another variation on our need to win. It is telling the world how smart we are, how dumb someone else is, or listening to someone else do this.

Why You Shouldn't Pick Your Battles

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There's a difference between taking a position against something and taking a stand for something. Taking a stand is about expressing our perspective rather than delivering opinions, judgments, and unsolicited advice, particularly when there may be an implicit threat in our position.

Announcing A Winning Idea For The Future of Travel

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.22.2013 | Travel
Shira Lazar

I recently posted about 'Crowd Sourcing the Future of Travel' and my experience participating in the launch of Marriott Hotels' TravelBrilliantly.com ...

Rosario Dawson Teases 'Sin City 2' With Hot 'Do

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to ...

And the Best Restaurant in the World Winner Is ...

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Its owners call it a free style restaurant. Mixing avant garde cuisine with recipes passed down from generations of cooking ancestors, they claim to cook meals for everyone. A family restaurant of another kind.

YouTube's Best Parodies of Oscars 2013 Best Picture Nominees (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For your pre-Oscars 2013 enjoyment, What's Trending gathered YouTube's most popular parodies of the films nominated for Best Picture at this Year's Academy Awards.

And Our Next President Is...?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

On November 6, voters will go to the polls and cast their ballot for our next President. Because of very powerful astrological events occurring at this time, I predict an even more dramatic and shocking election than the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential contest.

The Night Goes to the Decideds

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Will this win for the President change the trajectory of the election? YES. Not just because it appears to have swayed some of the ubiquitous Undecideds, but because, at this point, we're now done pandering to them.

The Last Debate: The Final Installment of a Comic Book Trilogy

David Trumble | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
David Trumble

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WATCH: Jessica Sanchez and Jennifer Holiday Deliver Epic Performance On 'American Idol' Finale

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 05.24.2012 | Latino Voices

On last night's "American Idol" finale, Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez performed a duet with singer Jennifer Holiday that was so good, it may very well...

WATCH: William Levy Finishes In Third Place On 'Dancing With The Stars'

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 05.23.2012 | Latino Voices

After heating up the stage on "Dancing With the Stars" for 10 weeks, Cuban telenovela hunk William Levy finished in third place on tonight's DWTS seas...

Javier Colon Calls Rumored Feud With Adam Levine 'Horrible'

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 05.22.2012 | Latino Voices

This week, “The Voice” season one winner, Javier Colon, is getting ready to open for Maroon 5 on tour. This might surprise people since there have...

Who Won 'Next Great Baker'?

Posted 03.31.2012 | TV

After a long competition, only three contestants remained on the season finale of "Next Great Baker" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on TLC). It was a night of cele...

'Project Accessory' Crowns First Winner

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

After its first season, "Project Accessory" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on Lifetime) has found its winner. The "Project Runway" spin-off focused on clothing ac...

Who Won 'The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs'?

Posted 02.17.2012 | TV

With Iron Chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Bobby Flay joining the judging panel for this season finale, the tension was never higher in Kitchen Stadium on ...

Who Won 'Survivor: South Pacific'?

Posted 02.17.2012 | TV

For the second season in a row, returning players fared well. This time around, both Ozzy Lusth and Coach Wade were still in the game as the Sunday se...

J.R. Martinez Dances With Katie Couric

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

"J.R. Martinez became a hero on the battlefield when the Humvee he was driving hit a landmine," Katie Couric said on "The Year With Katie Couric" (Thu...

PHOTO: Our Favorite iPad 2 Feature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Steve Jobs introduced the new iPad 2 to the world today with great fanfare. The unit is thinner, has a front and rear camera and is twice as fast. H...

Jarvis, Nguyen Out At World Series Of Poker 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two players were eliminated Saturday after more than three hours of no-limit Texas Hold 'em at the World Series of Poker, increasing...