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'Louder Than A Mom' Flounders Without Focus Or Context

One thing we can say about new storytelling series, 'Louder Than a Mom' is that it is loud. Louder than a mom, loud? We're not sure. Can you really quantify that? We tried. [ more › ]

Declining Diversity in Higher Education

The numbers say it all. Diversity is declining in higher education across the United States. I do not mean there are declining numbers of women. Nor do I mean there are declining numbers of African-Americans or Blacks, Asian-Americans or Hispanics. Show More Summary

Chicago's Top Chefs at the Screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey

"Food is memories," states characters Hassan, played by Manish Dayal, and Marguerite, played by Charlotte Le Bon, early in the new romantic foodie movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey. We all intrinsically know that food is memories - just...Show More Summary

Video: Derrick Rose Dunks With Authority At Team USA Training Camp

Want a sign that Derrick Rose may finally be healthy after dealing with knee injuries (and being sad) for two years? [ more › ]

Live And In Person, 'mental_floss' Trivia Night Comes To Chicago

One of our favorite quick fixes for intellectual stimulation has got to be 'mental_floss' with it's dispensing of knowledge via fun quizzes and quirky facts both online and in their magazine. This time though, 'mental_floss' is visiting us. [ more › ]

Six of the Coolest Illinois Roadside Attractions

Summer is the perfect time to go on a road trip in Illinois, which is home to many parks, historical sites, and for those who are brave enough, creepy roads. Illinois not only has cool destinations, but also some awesome roadside attractions. Show More Summary

Tuesday Afternoon Diversion: Dreaming Of Cats

The only way this video could be better is if it were longer. [ more › ]

Shake Shack To Open A Second Chicago Shop

While fans of Shake Shack await the opening of the hamburger chain’s first Chicago store later this year, a second location was announced Tuesday near Millennium Park. [ more › ]

Keeping The Beat Alive: An Interview With House Legend Roy Davis Jr

A legendary DJ across Europe—known for producing soulful anthems and DJing sensuous and very danceable House sets—Roy Davis Jr still remains more of a cult figure in the city in which he grew up. [ more › ]

This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let's End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science

Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Water Tower Plaza Coud Be Named After Jane Byrne

A plan to rename the Water Tower Plaza after former Mayor Jane Byrne was unanimously approved by the City Council Finance Committee Tuesday. [ more › ]

The Flavorful Bookshelf: Adrian Miller On The State Of Soul Food

Although many classic soul food restaurants have closed in recent years, Chicago still has the best soul food scene in the country. [ more › ]

Quesadillas as big as your head at Las Quecas

I generally resort to eating quesadillas only when there's nothing but cheese and tortillas around. I'm not saying they're useless, but if you have anything more interesting at your disposal why wouldn't you just make tacos?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Pencil This In: Leesa-Cross Smith, Megan Stielstra And More At City Lit Books

With a whole cast of notable authors, this event is sure to be brimming with literary steam. [ more › ]

Around Town: Oranges

  From flowers to sunbursts to views of the city from the train heading to Midway Airport, today's gallery is all about orange. [ more › ]

Uniqlo Set To Open Chicago Store Next Year

The years-long rumor is finally true, Chicago will be the first Midwest outpost to receive a Uniqlo store. [ more › ]

5 Summer Films Millennials Should Watch ASAP (And 1 Pre-millennials Should See)

We're thinking of movies Millennials might have missed but honestly, this list is for everyone. [ more › ]

Morning Box Score: Cubs Flatten Rockies

Tsuyoshi Wada is making the most of his callup with the Cubs. [ more › ]

How Finding My Father's iPhone Helped Me Mourn His Death

I recently flew down to the Virgin Islands to bury my father. As I was sifting through his very few belongings in the tiny room he had been inhabiting for the last 25 years, I found an old iPhone. It was like opening a treasure chest filled with digital artifacts -- emails, photos, apps, music. Show More Summary

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