"Never think that I'm not from Chicago for one second." In the six months since Kanye West released his sixth album, "Yeezus," he has, of course, said a lot. Yet the above affirmation, said rather pointedly to Jimmy Kimmel in October, stands out among all of the rapper's other quotables. Show More Summary
With the holidays almost here, Cindi Leive, Mika Brzezinski and I have decided that there is no better time to unplug, recharge and renew ourselves in time for the new year. And what better way to do that than by unplugging and disconnecting...Show More Summary
I have biked everywhere within 4 miles of my apartment in the past 5 years, including every job I've had -- I've never had to drive to work in Denver. I find riding a bicycle exhilarating, but that's no reason for you to think you should. Show More Summary
At two public hearings on proposed regulation, residents of Chicago and southern Illinois showed they stand united against fracking in the Land of Lincoln. The crowd in Chicago got rowdy when a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hearing...Show More Summary
Here are 10 surefire ways to make an ass of yourself at a coffee shop. I've spent most of my life living in the Pacific Northwest. This means that essentially everyone I know has worked as a barista, including myself. So I understand that the barista is the unsung hero of the service industry -- especially in this part of the country. Show More Summary
Chicago's official gay hockey organization has a message, and it's a festive one. The Chicago Gay Hockey Association released a Thanksgiving Day message last week, along with a spot on cover of Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas"...Show More Summary
Lake Michigan or some sort of exotic underwater locale? This video from Shedd Aquarium Great Lakes researchers Solomon David and Phil Willink will make you wonder. Posted to YouTube four days ago, the 2-minute video takes you under the...Show More Summary
The Ruffians' Burning Bluebeard bills itself as an "avant-garde alternative to the holidays" and that is a fine start to describing it...but what transpires onstage is a transcendent, haunting paen to the spirit of enchantment that permeates the best live...
I recently asked a group of my friends how many people they'd slept with. "Probably around 15?" "Around 60?" "I've lost count." It's not a question they could answer right off the bat, if at all. Many of these friends regard sex as the...Show More Summary
As a lifetime Chicagoan with as much love for this city, as disdain, it's become difficult to differentiate between old and new Chicago. Jon Stewart's far from laconic rant about "Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza" inspired some questions. Did...Show More Summary
A video posted to YouTube on Thursday appears to show three adults blocking Loop traffic as they dance on top of an SUV along with young children. A Chicago Police News affairs spokesperson said police were not immediately aware ofShow More Summary
Nearly 100 of the world's best players will descend upon The Chop Shop in Wicker Park this weekend to compete in the Big Buck Hunter World Championship.The arcade game tournament, with more than $63,000 in prizes including a grand prize of $15,000, is returning to Chicago after a single-year stint in New York in 2012. Show More Summary
"More truffles, MORE TRUFFLES! What are you thinking? This is absurd Omar! We have to be generous with this!" Did he just say that? Those white truffles go for two thousand dollars a pound! Damn! OK, "YES, CHEF!" That's how you makeShow More Summary
Real Kitchen as Alinea for Halloween 2013 from Dustin Puehler on Vimeo. This may be the best answer yet to "Why don't you move to Lincoln Park?" Why we love our Uptown restaurants, just as they are. (Free cupcakes, too!)
Will Obama Block the Keystone Pipeline or Just Keep Bending? Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has worn on -- and it’s now well over two years old -- it’s illuminated the Obama presidency like no other issue. Show More Summary
Last Wednesday, Mayor Emanuel delivered his 2014 budget address (his third) to the council. A video of the speech can be seen here. This budget is not particularly remarkable. A few items are generating discussion and controversy. The...Show More Summary
Dating in a big city is hard. And, as six comedians proved last night at The Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, it is also hilarious. "Chicago Dating Scene", directed by Timmy Mays, is a sketch comedy written and...
Photo: Exquisite Corpse Local is a big deal these days. We eat local produce. Drink local brews (and spirits). Support local bands. But what about local television? Sure, big budget shows like Chicago Fire shoot in the city, drawn here...
Entering his junior campaign at South Carolina, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was expected to have one of the greatest individual seasons in college football history. The next Lawrence Taylor perhaps. And yet, five games into the season,...Show More Summary
Sorry D-Rose diehards, finding the jewelry shop from Derrick' Rose's latest Adidas commercial just isn't going to happen. The latest spot from Adidas, "Basketball is Everything," released on YouTube on Tuesday, features a scene of the...Show More Summary