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Rahm’s rat crisis solution should actually just be weasels

Mayor Emanuel recently revealed his rather “chilling” plan to solve Chicago’s rat crisis: dry ice. The substance, when buried in enclosed places, fills the space with carbon dioxide and suffocates the rats and their little rat families in a diabolical plot worthy of a Batman villain. It’s horrible....

'Timeless' knows its cheesy but pulls you in anyway

Time travel is so far-fetched. So complicated, even under the simplest of premises. And yet so much fun.  NBC's "Timeless" (premiering at 9 p.m. Monday) is the latest in a long line of shows to combine sci-fi and period drama, creating endless possibilities. The result is something resembling a...

  • You're telling the wrong story, 'Concussion'

    You're telling the wrong story, 'Concussion'

    At last! We finally get the biopic about the pathologist who in the early 2000s identified and named chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the concussion-caused affliction frequently found in professional football players (and players of other sports, too, including hockey) that leads to a variety...

  • Interview: From 'Jane the Virgin' to 'Deepwater Horizon,' Gina Rodriguez is about empathy

    Interview: From 'Jane the Virgin' to 'Deepwater Horizon,' Gina Rodriguez is about empathy

    Gina Rodriguez knows what it’s like to be the odd one out. That may seem hard to believe now that the 32-year-old Chicago native stars in the hit CW series “Jane the Virgin” and “Deepwater Horizon”—an action-disaster film about the 2010 BP oil spill out today—but it’s tough to ignore the ways that...

  • How do I bail on a Tinder date?

    How do I bail on a Tinder date?

    I met a guy online last week, and we really hit it off. We have a date planned for tonight, and all day I have been dreading it. I think it's probably because it's too soon after my ex, and I wasn't expecting to find someone so quickly. Anyway, I'd really like to cancel the date and commit to spending...

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