All Topics

Summer M.

My first name is ironic.

Posts by Summer M.

Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

New World Water

I know it’s Meatless Monday and all, but I have half a mind to eat a double cheeseburger while rocking a fur coat or something. But that wouldn’t do anything but further clog my arteries, and make me especially hot during a remarkably mild summer day here in Chicago. It would do nothing to stop […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Return of the King

I love LeBron James. And it’s not just because he makes clips from The Lion King appropriate.

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Laying it on Too Thick[e]

Robin Thicke is having a “rough” couple of weeks. In this latest leg of the #getpaulaback campaign, blue-eyed soul crooner du jour Robin Thicke took to the BET Awards stage and sang another song about Paula Patton. During the performance, Robin looked…sad. He was weirdly tan, was showing off a buzz cut, and seemed puffy […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Season’s Greetings

Summer has officially begun. This means, of course, vacations, barbecues, long days, and, perhaps, a rise in crime rates in certain places, including Chicago, a city that has become (unfairly) a poster child for violence in urban America. The numbers have started to pour in already. The day after Father’s Day, news outlets reported that […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

The Role of a Lifetime

It was recently announced that America’s Next Top Model contestant-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta will play Whitney Houston in the upcoming biopic on the singer to be aired on the Lifetime network. The film, which has first-time director Angela Bassett at its helm, will cover Houston’s relationship with her former husband, Bobby Brown, a coupling that many found surprising […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Hush Money

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has more or less purchased the Los Angeles Clippers from the embattled Sterling family for $2 billion. That’s right $2 billion. American dollars. Here’s some context: Ballmer outbid competitors Oprah and co. by $4 million. Ballmer is “worth” $20 billion, so paying for the Clippers, I suppose, is some, weird, […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Taking One for the Team

Last week it was reported that Michael Sam, the 7th round NFL draft pick of the St. Louis Rams and the first openly gay player to be drafted, would be filming a reality series set to air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. There was a bit of a stir about Sam’s series, and although there […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

So Gla(a)d You’re Here

This weekend, a whole bunch of LGBT folk exhaled sighs of relief and then celebrated their butts off. Michael Sam, the former college football player who came out before the NFL draft, was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 7th round. Congratulations, St. Louis Rams. You may no longer be the Greatest Show […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

A Modest Proposal: TMZ Day

I almost got distracted from the more significant work I was supposed to do with this blog space when I heard that the one and only Oprah Winfrey was seriously interested in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers. I was going to going on and on about my excitement over the possibility. Can you imagine that? […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Statement Game

This weekend, casual sports fans and those who aren’t fans at all received the rather old news that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist. A recording of an argument that apparently occurred between Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who is Mexican and Black, popped up on the TMZ website on Saturday. The […]

Read the rest