In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary
The Devil, wearing red sneakers, is host to some of the finest artists and geniuses of time immemorial. The notorious Don Juan surprises us by not being happy in Hell. He wishes to spend eternity in Heaven, even though everyone...
I see you shiver with antici.....pation.
By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Flickr/Bill Dickinson These days, the term "hipster" has become so mainstream that it almost entirely lacks meaning, lost in a sea of skintight jeans, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and cruelty-free almond butter. Show More Summary
Autumn Tasting Menu @ 42 grams from Jack C. Newell on Vimeo. via 42 Grams: "Chef/Owner Jake Bickelhaupt of 42 grams (4662 Broadway St) unveils his much-anticipated third menu this fall.“For this menu, I was inspired by simplicity; IShow More Summary
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Welcome to another Wednesday Hump Day Link Dump Day. Hat tip (H/t) to RedEye Social Media Lady Jessica Galliart (If you aren't already, you should follow her.) for that alternate name suggestion for Mick's Tape, my weekly round up of...Show More Summary
How cool is this? If you've always wanted to dress like a zombie and reenact Michael Jackson's Thriller video, then this is your chance. Register to dance here or register here as a volunteer. The fun is scheduled for October 31 in Buttercup Park. To get you in the mood, we leave you with this.
Most Americans believe that the major problem with K-12 education today is a lack of quality standards. Schools aren't able to effectively impose higher standards, students aren't expected to meet higher standards, and the processofShow More Summary
A little over eight years ago when I took my first job in CPS at a high school in Englewood, people of all races would look at me like I was crazy when I told them where I would be working. During my time teaching in Englewood I hadShow More Summary
"So you want to disarm cops LOL yeah that's an intelligent thing to do the gang bangers would love that surely they will unilaterally disarm too." I'm used to semi-anonymous sarcasm by now, like this The Huffington Post comment beneath...Show More Summary
North Halsted Market Days Chicago 2014 on DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3 from Rob Sall on Vimeo. Hobby drones, like the tiny one that sailed over the crowds at Lollapalooza last month and caused something of a stir, are soaring in popularity. Show More Summary
If you read "Gone Girl," by bestselling Chicago author Gillian Flynn, the schedule of movies opening between now and the end of the year is pretty much the book's big-screen version-directed by David Fincher! ("The Social Network," "Fight...Show More Summary
Did you miss last nights MTV Video Music Awards? If so, you missed Beyonce win the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award and then promptly proceed to steal the whole show. In a sweat-inducing performance that was a summarized versionShow More Summary
In light of the horrific situation in Ferguson, an op-ed ran in today's Washington Post, chillingly titled, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." Not "obey the law." "Don't challenge me." Here's a bit of what...Show More Summary
Via Gapers Block comes video purportedly showing bed bugs on the CTA Red Line. [ more › ]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I wish I felt more passionately — positive or negative — for the latest attempt to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back into the cultural spotlight. Clearly inspired by by the recent wave of superhero...
I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. The city was always a magical place where my family would go see seasonal decorations, museums, theater productions, sporting events, and of course eat great food. I loved the city of Chicago and throughout my childhood I dreamt of the day when I could be a part of that city. Show More Summary
There are few traffic patterns in America as divisive as the roundabout. While some cities cannot get enough of them -- Carmel, Indiana for example, is internationally known for its over 80 roundabouts -- residents of other towns greet...Show More Summary
In 2008, Victory Gardens Theater created its Ignition Festival of New Plays, a staged reading series of new works to highlight the theater's mission of bringing diversity to its stage through presentation-and possible development of-new works by playwrights of color under 30. Show More Summary