Given the constant turbulence in Detroit, I’ve always considered Chicago as the closest city to Ann Arbor, and the capital of the Midwest. Rather than venture east down I-94, my family always opted to go west a few extra hundred miles.
I familiarized myself with the Loop over Woodward Avenue and Chicago-style hot dogs over Coney Island depots in secret parts of D-Town. I could even trace a map of Grant Park on my palm to help locals navigate the 319 acres of urban greenery.
The current, undebatable king of reality TV is Gordon Ramsay. His hallmark cooking shows like “MasterChef” and “Hell’s Kitchen” continue to pull in ratings — albeit churning out mediocre chefs — and his new shows prove the only component of the formula necessary for success is Mr. Ramsay himself.