About Paige Wiser
I'm a free-lance writer with a full-time job: I'm Director of Communications at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. I'm an alum, too, Class of 1988. You should enroll your children there immediately.
In my down time, I'm the TV critic on ABC-7's "Windy City Live." On Sunday nights, I talk entertainment with WGN AM-720's Bill Leff and my former movie-reviewing partner, David Plummer. You can find a lot of my writing at Michigan Avenue magazine. I also free-lance as a muse when I can fit it into my schedule.
During the last couple of decades in the newspaper business, I served as reporter, critic, and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. Regular columns included "Planet Paige," in which I wrote about the quirkier side of the news; "Camera Obscura," which celebrated B movies; and "BioFeedback," which distilled celebrity biographies.
I earned my bachelor's degree at Notre Dame and my master's at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. I'm thinking of putting "philosopher/adventuress" on my business cards.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
This is the kind of thing I usually overthink. I mean, it’s not really all that fun to try to think like the typical Academy member: an old, white man. One of the voters is 101! But these are the nominees I think will win at the Academy Awards. And if you want to know how I would vote, I would give it to Melissa McCarthy in every acting category. And it would be “Man or Muppet” all the way.
Visit paigeandplummer.com to compare with David Plummer’s picks.
Actor in a Leading Role
- George Clooney in “The Descendants”