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  • Ticket costs for Hamilton in Chicago, for "Limited View Seating" at the CIBC theater.

    Hamilton tickets shoot higher than his Aaron Burr aim “Hamilton: The Satirical.” More tickets were announced available this week to the politically partisan Broadway musical “Hamilton: An American Musical.” But only the super rich will be able to afford seats that allows them to see the whole stage and even the cheap, obstructed seats will...

  • Kevin Spacey presents his new movie Margin Call at the Berlin Film Festival 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees Netflix raised fees, again. But if they want to keep me as a loyal subscriber, they need to be loyal to me and produce some kickass programing. Dropping Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards” is a major blow, and the garbage they are offering the wake of another favorite,...

  • Texas de Brazil Skewered meat slices at Texas de Brazil restaurant Woodfield Mall

    Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience One of my favorite restaurants is the Brazilian steakhouse where waiters serve the Churrascaria food selections on skewers one slice at a time with a huge salad bar in the background. Texas de Brazil is at the top of the list but I have enjoyed them all...

  • Bernard David Jones brings his comedic acting chops - perfected during his time spent at CollegeHumor - to primetime TV in one of Fall TV's new comedy series The Mayor (TUESDAYs (9:30|8:30c) on ABC).

    New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge Bernard David Jones brings his comedic acting chops – perfected during his time spent at CollegeHumor – to primetime TV in one of Fall TV’s new comedy series The Mayor (TUESDAYs (9:30|8:30c) on ABC). The new ABC comedy revolves around young rapper ‘Courtney Rose’ (Brandon Michael...

  • Larry David, from Curb Your Enthusiasm. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    Waiting for my favorite TV programs between seasons The latest trend as cable TV programs rise in popularity and quality is that their seasons are shortened to only a few episodes. For those of us used to 25 to 30 episode seasons, it’s disappointing that we’re seeing fewer episodes for originally programming on HBO, Showtime...

  • Frustrating, incomplete options from Hulu make watching paid subscription programming there so disappointing. You pay for it but only get part of what you pay for. The series "Mick" is the perfect example of how Hulu disappoints.

    Getting ripped off by cable and subscription TV We pay a lot for subscriptions to Hulu, Netflix and cable TV providers like Xfinity and DirecTV, so why can’t we get what we were promised? Access to great  basic programming and a commercial free experience? By Ray Hanania One of the appeals of subscription television is...