I needed a word to describe a certain behavior that I had been witnessing in people. A word that encompasses all the adjectives I was using to describe certain people who felt they were better than others and deserved special treatment. Then I heard the word “entitlement.” That’s exactly the word I was looking for.
PGA Tour Wives Association members Diane Donald, Amber Watney, Rachel Thompson, Lori Points, Katie Robinson, Amy Wilson, Brittany Horschel, Rosalind Schwartzel, Taylor Fowler, Debi Rolfing, Lynn Fowler and Stephanie Mrofchak took a break during the BMW Championship to spend a fun-filled day with families and children staying at the Ronald McDonald House Sept. 11.
It’s relatively rare to see a filmic adaptation of a beloved book that does the original justice. There are a few standouts, of course — “The Shining,” “Bridget Jones Diary,” “Atonement” — but what sticks out to me more are the epic failures. (See: “The Golden Compass,” “One Day,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”) Needless to say, it can be conflicting for book lovers when their favorite tomes are adapted for the big screen.
You may not know Hayley Orrantia by name, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen her picture on a billboard around town. The up-and-coming young actress, 19, plays 17-year-old Erica Goldberg on ABC’s new show, “The Goldbergs,” a comedy co-starring Jeff Garlin and narrated by Patton Oswalt.
Just as the truth is spoken in jest, the way we sit for the camera both reveals and conceals. It’s indicative of how we really appear and how we wish to appear. And when you add to that what we as viewers bring to the photo — seeing it through our own lenses of what we know or think we know about that person and the factors that shape that life — looking at a portrait becomes a complex interaction.
If you’ve seen “Breaking Bad,” AMC’s ultra-addictive drama, you know Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, a seedy criminal lawyer with slicked-back hair and strip-mall digs. But as unsavory as Odenkirk’s character is, the role has elevated the Naperville native to a new level of fame.