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Television Tue Sep 22 2009

Way to Go CBS

I honestly didn't expect much from the new CBS show The Good Wife, but it was actually really good. I still can't believe they created a main character who is female and complex! And we can identify with her--not just her struggles but her strength as well--who would've thought that TV shows could do that?

What's amusing is that the woman's husband was the Cook County State's Attorney, and before he was thrown in jail, they lived in Highland Park.

I was surprised to see Matt Czuchry in the show--I watched him in many episodes of Gilmore Girls, where he played a smug rich kid. Now he's an ambitious junior lawyer, working on cases that are tried in our glorious Cook County.

I'm going to tune in next week, but if CBS decides to make any of the main female characters stupid, slutty, weak, shrill, or shallow, I will no longer watch.

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Ruth Houston / September 23, 2009 9:21 AM

The Good Wife is destined to be a big hit because of the public’s insatiable appetite for all things infidelity -- especially when cheating politicians and other public figures are involved. The popularity of this show by all the TV critics confirms something I’ve been saying for the past few years – Infidelity has become the new spectator sport. As an infidelity expert who is frequently called on by the media to comment on high profile infidelity and infidelity issues in the news, I can attest to the public’s curiosity about cheating politicians, celebrity infidelity and other public figures who are having, or even rumored to be having extramarital affairs. For more info on this, check out the article entitled The Good Wife Confirms That Infidelity Has Become a Spectator Sport at or see my Infidelity News and Views blog.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

By Steve Prokopy

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