Looking Back, For Ol...

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” (Should we just forget the past) I think not. Before we bring a new year in, let’s take a look back at the one we’re leaving. As 2012 draws to a close, we’ve got a lot to reflect on– not just...

2012: In Memoriam

As 2012 comes to a close, we thought it best to take a look back on some of the legends we’ve lost this past year. NEIL ARMSTRONG An American icon, Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon, which he famously stated to be “one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong actually...

2012: Top Flicks Dec28

2012: Top Flicks

2012 presented a comeback year for the film industry; since 2009, box office numbers were declining, but highly anticipated sequels, family-friendly movies and a grown-up with a teddy bear helped make this year’s box office more successful than the last, generating $10.4 billion in revenue....

2012: Top Ads

Advertising is a tricky business in terms of pleasing the masses; success stems from unique clarity. In other words,creativity hooks an audience, but proper communication ensures the right message is delivered. Today Ad Age released its picks for the best ads from 2012. Each Ad brings its own...

2012: Top Tunes Dec26

2012: Top Tunes

2012 was, all in all, an interesting year for music.  The year’s hits had the Harvard Baseball team, Abercrombie and Fitch male models and several others wanting to lend out their numbers so someone might call them. Americans mistook PSY’s Korean Gangnam Style lyrics for something else,...

Holiday Cheer

For those of you who don’t believe the world will end today, let the Christmas craziness countdown commence. With last minute Christmas tasks like shopping, baking and Christmas decorating, we easily forget the spirit of Christmas: presents, I mean, “peace on earth and good will...

Sports and Business: If you’re on time, you’re already late Dec20

Sports and Business:...

I’ve played the female version of America’s past-time my entire life, and I’ve always attributed my character to what I’ve learned from the game. Now- entering the fast-paced world of business- more than ever, I’m I glad I had softball (and sports and general) to teach...

Wednesdays With Will...

Happy Holidays to one and all For this glorious time, full of snow fall. Here at SJG, we are a diverse group, So here are a couple stories straight from our youth. Plenty of wise cracks and Christmas cheer Full of foiled presents and people dear. Accidents great and stories of lore, I hope...

Two for Tuesday: Sna...

We are daring you, on this  Two for Tuesday, to seize two moments (at least) and capture them.   Go out on the streets, take some pictures and share them with us on our FB page if you want. Our in house “all things Chicago” correspondent went on the street and captured two fantastic displays...

In Remembrance

Writing the basic news story is simple enough, just answer the following questions: who, what, when, where, how, and why? Unfortunately, the why, the most important insight we gain from the story, cannot always be known or explained. Take this past weekend’s tragic events:  who? 20 children...

Oh Hanukkah

Shalom! Although I’m not Jewish, I’ve experienced my fair share of Hanukkah celebrations—largely due to my Jewish best friends, but also because in the neighborhood I grew up, Jewish people were the majority—those weird people with the tree and the lights hanging up, well, we were the...

No Words…

Just light, love and prayerful thoughts sent to the wounded corner of our country. Cover Photo Source: Kalyan Kanuri via...

Poll Thursdays: Holi...

    Whether it’s shopping, being with family, stuffing your face with sweets, or enjoying a face full of snow, many associate various traditions and activities to help cheer and lighten up their holiday spirit. Being born in a media-driven time, I can honestly say that there...

Wednesdays With Will...

Welcome one and all to Wednesdays with Will! A one-stop shop to random topics from the minds of SJG. This inaugural episode begins with a topic near and dear to my heart–with a round-table discussion on the ’90s era and the nostalgia of growing up in that time. The discussions...

Too Much Music Talk?

Awards season has officially kicked off, and even though the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences released the list of nominees almost a week ago, both the media and music fans can’t stop talking about the Grammy Awards, which takes place February 10. Perhaps the obsession...