Why Can’t Television Shows Just Die Gracefully?

(Stop reading if you haven’t seen last night’s episode of Downton Abbey. Seriously. Stop.) Back when I wrote this post about Arrested Development, it occurred to me that basically every single TV show I’ve ever loved has declined in quality over the years (the exception being Arrested Development itself, likely because it only lasted three … More Why Can’t Television Shows Just Die Gracefully?

A Festive Fourth

I had friends in town for the Fourth of July, and by the “Fourth” I mean Sunday to Wednesday, so my holiday stretched into four days of exploring Chicago, eating delicious meals, and – lets be honest – hating the weather (it hit 100 degrees here). Despite the overwhelming heat, we managed to see and … More A Festive Fourth