Play Ball

A few years ago Philip Roth caused a stir when he announced that he was giving up rooting for the … More

The Body Politic

Ready to be irritated by anything their new conservative president does, the French Left is up in arms over Nicolas … More

Monday by the Numbers

Here are the numbers this morning: Colts 29, Bears 17, the temperature is -9 degrees with wind chills at -23 … More

Bear Down, Bears!

Super Bowl weekend nearly upon us, and not a moment too soon. I don’t know if an NFL team really … More

Severed Heads

I’m heading into another weekend of following the Bears’ joyless playoff run. On Sunday the entire country will be chanting … More


I’m back from Italy, more or less. Italy is my favorite place in the world (more on that later), but … More

We’re #5!

While Team USA has been eliminated from the World Cup, the most recent FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (May) slots the USA … More