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The new episode of The Big Questions podcast:

Biker Jason "Bulldog" Mroz talks about TV"s "Sons of Anarchy," life in a real motorcycle club & image vs perception. ‪#‎SOA‬

http://trib.in/1DQuTxa
<p>In this edition of The Big Questions, real life biker Bulldog talks about motorcycle clubs, “Sons of Anarchy” and the image he projects.</p>
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New Big Questions podcast: Sal Abbinanti on art, comics, selling your childhood & the Disney empire http://trib.in/1qE3ZgJ
<p>Sal Abbinanti is best known as a comic book artist (“Atomika”) and art dealer for fellow artists such as Alex Ross (“Kingdom Come,” “Astro City”) and Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra: Assassin”).</p>
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New Big Questions: Chicago comedian Tom Dreesen talks about his legendary career, the Comedy Store strike, opening for Frank Sinatra and his friendships with David Letterman and Jay Leno.

http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/10/27/big-questions-tom-dreesen-sinatra-comedy-profanity/
<p>Comedian Tom Dreesen has seen it all. In the 1960s, the Harvey native pioneered the first interracial stand-up comedian team with Tim Reid (best known for his later role as Venus Flytrap on “WKRP in Cincinnati”). In the 1970s, he helped lead the strike against Mitzi Shore’s iconic Comedy Store. Dressen also appeared on the “Tonight Show” 61 times and served as Frank Sinatra’s opening act for 14 years.</p>
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Here: Mike Thomas, my colleague at The Chicago Sun-Times, and I talk about his new book on Phil Hartman and how a biographer can really ever hope to get close to the truth of another person.
<p>In this episode of The Big Questions we explore the life of comedian Phil Hartman (“Saturday Night Live,” “NewsRadio,” “The Simpsons”) with biographer Mike Thomas of the Chicago Sun-Times.</p>
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Newest installment of "The Big Questions" podcast with Jim Peterik -- co-founder of Survivor who also wrote songs for Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, Sammy Hagar, Reba McEntire--even David Hasselhoff.
<p>For 50 years, Jim Peterik has been a staple of the Chicago-area music scene. He first hit it big with the Berwyn-based band the Ides of March and their brassy single “Vehicle,” before co-founding Survivor, best known for its anthemic “Eye of the Tiger.”</p>
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Comedian Ron Funches is without a doubt my favorite @midnight guest. He came by the Big Questions studio to talk about growing up in Chicago, the loss of Robin Williams and why Lucille Ball is sexy.
<p>Comedian Ron Funches is everywhere. He’s got a new sitcom on NBC (“Undateable”) and is arguably the best panelist on Comedy Central’s “@Midnight.”</p>
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New Big Questions: Chicagoland musician Tristen talks about moving to Nashville & influences such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Tom Petty & Tori Amos. My favorite segment comes in the second half, where she talks about Madonna and No Doubt.
<p>Tristen Gasparadek who records and tours under her first name, has rafted hooky, soaring songs (No One’s Gonna Know) that have garnered a loyal following.</p>
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Jonathan Eig and I talk about sex (insert Salt-n-Pepa joke here).
<p>In “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution,” author Jonathan Eig chronicles the history of birth control pill in a book the L.A. Times calls “a deft study of revolution.”</p>
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In this new edition of "The Big Questions" author Jen Lancaster ("Bitter is the New Black") talks about her bucket list, Martha Stewart, #Twilight, and the sex in Game of Thrones & Fifty Shades of Grey. http://bit.ly/1z1ejr6
<p>Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart.</p>
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Neil Gaiman introduced me to author Gene Wolfe and his wife years ago, saying, "Rob, let me throw you to the Wolfes."
 
Below, a fun, illuminating conversation with the author of "Peace," "The Land Across" and the "Solar Cycle" books.
 

 
<p>Editor Robert K. Elder sits down with the author of “Solar Cycle” and other science fiction greats</p>
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George Kotsiopoulos of E!'s "Fashion Police" is our guest editor in Skokie. He talks about his new book, growing up on the North Shore & why Jennifer Lawrence says dumb things about his show. 
<p>When he’s not on the red carpet, George Kotsiopoulos sits just to the left of Joan Rivers on E!’s “Fashion Police,” reacting with shock and awe at the latest celebrity styles.</p>
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Yes, the first slide is Ernest Hemingway's dental x-ray. And then, a break-up letter.
<p>The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park Archives sits in a quiet corner on the third floor of his hometown’s library. </p>
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    Editor-in-chief of Sun-Times Media Local, 2013 - present
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Chicago Sun-Times Media Local Editor-in-Chief, author & founder of Odd Hours Media, LLC.
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