The Uncertain Future of Dog Shows
Criticism of prestigious breed shows such as Crufts and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is hardly new. For the past several years, these and such shows have found themselves increasingly under fire for encouraging breed standards that, in some cases, contribute to serious health problems.
Celebrity Fight Night Returns to Knock Out Parkinson’s
Since its beginnings twenty years ago, Celebrity Fight Night has grown into one of the nation’s premiere charity events. By harnessing the star power of A-list celebrities, millions of dollars are raised for organizations like the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
Bulls and Blackhawks – A 2015 of Transition in Chicago
Bulls and Hawks fans were in shock recently when for the first time in Chicago sports history, both teams lost their superstars within 24 hour period.
Lesley Gore: The Teenage Voice of Heartbreak
Once dubbed in the early sixties as the Queen of Teen Angst, Lesley Gore lost her battle with lung cancer Monday, February 16 at the age of sixty-eight.
Navy Pier’s 5th Annual Snow Days
Skilled artisans from across the globe and around the Midwest descended on Navy Pier’s Polk Bros. park recently to demonstrate their trade and celebrate the mid-winter season at Navy Pier’s 5th Annual Snow Days Chicago.
Vaccines: Behind the Debate
If you’ve been following the news at all, you’re probably aware of the recent measles outbreak in Disneyland and the subsequent public debate on the subject of vaccinations for children.
Andrea Bocelli Honored at the World Economic Forum
One of the most talented living performers was honored this month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, before an audience composed of the world’s leading economists, politicians, and business magnates.
Spirit of the Season
As we drift from the general time period from holiday to holiday at the end of December and beyond, and gently make a transition into a new year, I am reminded of the spirit of the season
The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Recap
This year’s Golden Globe Awards was far more than an office party for the glitterati, as some critics have charged. Not only did the ceremony highlight great achievement in cinematic art, but its presenters and award recipients also consciously interjected relevant political and social commentary into the discourse.
5 Warm Winter Cocktails Guaranteed to Heat You Up
With the recent cold front that has swept across much of the country, most of us are left a little shivery. But no worries—nothing takes the chill out of your bones and puts a smile on your face quite as well as a delicious winter cocktail.