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“Little Shaq” by Shaquille O’Neal

For almost every day of your life, someone’s reminded you to share. Usually, it’s about sharing your toys but that’s not all. You share games, the sofa, your ideas, snacks, and any chore that needs four hands.

Hollywood’s Black power

The immortal James Brown said it best: “I don’t want nobody to give me nothing, open up the door and I’ll get it myself.”

12 great beers for the fall

The leaves are changing, football is underway and some pretty amazing beers are hitting shelves. For craft brewers, cooler weather brings a shift in seasonal styles. Gone are the crisp, light, refreshing beers of summer, making way for more malty ...

Rare, stinky corpse flower is blooming in Chicago Botanic Garden

Cover your noses! A corpse flower named Alice the Amorphophallus is blooming at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and boy does it smell.

Banksy's Dismaland theme park to be turned into shelters for migrants in Calais

Banksy's Dismaland, the "most disappointing" theme park in Britain, will be broken down and turned into shelters for migrants in France. "Coming soon ... Dismaland Calais," a statement on the park's website announced Monday. "All the timber and fixtures from ...

5-minute morning yoga to seize the day

Most of us don't have the luxury of starting our days with the easy-going, sunrise-watching, coffee-sipping routines depicted in commercials. It's usually more about hoping the caffeine kicks in quickly as you juggle getting yourself ready with responding to the ...

Let toys be toys: The case for gender-neutral marketing

Remember when Target announced it was phasing out gender-based signs in some departments? Despite some criticism, the big box retailer has been quick to act on its pledge. Stores across the country have removed references to "boys" and "girls" in ...

Hollywood by Choice

“In my mind, I see a line and over that line I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful White women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no ...

Kanye West's last minute NYFW show angers designers

Rapper Kanye West has managed to offend some folks during New York Fashion Week.

#Emmys2015 is a social media hit

Congratulations, #Emmys! Social media loved you!

Happy 30th, 'Super Mario'! Five big Mario moments

Hard to believe it has been 30 years since we were first told "our princess is in another castle."

Labor Day in Exposition Park

An estimated 2,000 people turned out Labor Day in Exposition Park to enjoy the music of the “Godfather” of funk George Clinton, (above left) Grammy-nominated jazz percussionist and singer Sheila E., The Wailers, and the James Andrews New Orleans All ...

‘Shetani’s Sister’ pits flawed vice cop against street sociopath

While most of Iceberg Slim’s (aka Robert Beck) underworld sagas take place in the frigid winters of the East Coast and Midwest, he spent the last three decades of his life (and the period in which he made his mark ...

Morgan makes triumphant return to ‘Saturday Night Live’

Tracy Morgan is back. The popular comedian is set to make his triumphant return to “Saturday Night Live” Oct. 17 by hosting the show during its 41st season.