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April 17, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Updated, April 23, 2013: Good Beer Hunting has been named Saveur's Best Wine or Beer Blog. Cheers to that! Chicago has a seemingly insatiable appetite for new breweries and beer festivals, so it's no surprise that the city's beer blogs are some of the best in the country. Two Chicago-based blogs, Good Beer Hunting and Guys Drinking Beer , have been nominated for Saveur magazine's Best Food Blog Awards in the category of Wine or Beer Blog, making Chicago the best-represented city in that category.
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September 22, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Will Ferrell couldn't find child care so he brings the kids on stage with him to present the final awards of the evening. "Modern Family" wins the best comedy Emmy again. Steven Levitan accepts the Emmys and sums up the whole night: "This may be the saddest Emmys of all time, but we could not be happier. " "None of us grew up feeling like winners," he went on, "so thank you to the bullies, to the popular kids, to the gym teachers who taunted us, who rejected us, who made fun of the way we ran. Without you, we would have never gone into comedy.
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November 1, 2011 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
The CTA joined the Twitterverse on Tuesday morning. At about 11 a.m., @CTA tweeted: "An official announcement from the CTA: Hello. " The same message was posted to the CTA's new Facebook page. This is the transit agency's first official foray into social media. The CTA said it plans to tweet breaking news updates and connect with riders. "We've long kept up with what people are saying about CTA on blogs and on Twitter, but haven't been a part of that conversation until now," CTA President Forrest Claypool said in a news release Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Updated, April 23, 2013: Good Beer Hunting has been named Saveur's Best Wine or Beer Blog. Cheers to that! Chicago has a seemingly insatiable appetite for new breweries and beer festivals, so it's no surprise that the city's beer blogs are some of the best in the country. Two Chicago-based blogs, Good Beer Hunting and Guys Drinking Beer , have been nominated for Saveur magazine's Best Food Blog Awards in the category of Wine or Beer Blog, making Chicago the best-represented city in that category.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2011 | By Anthony Roberts, For RedEye
It's not just the economy that's in a slump. Mainstream music also is in a recession. It used to be that I was always able to turn to the indie scene for fresh beats, bands, rhymes and guitar riffs. But with the Internet now largely replacing the experience of rummaging through racks of records at stores such as Dr. Wax and Reckless Records (thankfully, Reckless still is open), the floodgates have been opened for a litany of new material, a lot of which sucks. Yes, the rise of digital music distribution has given a voice to acts that, say, 10 years ago may never have had a chance to be heard.
NEWS
June 5, 2012 | Stephen Markley
Okay, Off the Markley readers, let me apologize for my spotty blogging of the last week. Like I've been saying for a few weeks now, I'm going to Iceland. And now I'm in Iceland. Whoa. So here's the deal: rather than dragging my laptop across glaciers and shit, I'm out here with just an iPad. And not even an iPad 2--we're talking an iPad 1, which is like having a Remington Typewriter or Gutenberg printing press. I'm not even sure I know how to use my iPad for anything other than checking NBA Playoff scores and watching Netflix.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Will Ferrell couldn't find child care so he brings the kids on stage with him to present the final awards of the evening. "Modern Family" wins the best comedy Emmy again. Steven Levitan accepts the Emmys and sums up the whole night: "This may be the saddest Emmys of all time, but we could not be happier. " "None of us grew up feeling like winners," he went on, "so thank you to the bullies, to the popular kids, to the gym teachers who taunted us, who rejected us, who made fun of the way we ran. Without you, we would have never gone into comedy.
NEWS
January 25, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
A Chicago cop blog posts about tape, causing commenters to weigh in on covering badges during G-8 protests in May. The post was vague, merely a picture of black electrical tape, the headline "Your New G-8 Best Friend" and some text about it covering "things. " But the commenters on the Second City Cop blog, popular with some Chicago police officers, seemed to know exactly to what the anonymous author was referring. They discussed ways to cover badges, name tags and identifying information on helmets during the upcoming G-8 Summit, to be held...
NEWS
January 7, 2013 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
Len Kendall and his longtime friends Tyler Travitz and John Geletka had two principles in mind when they created their soon-to-launch startup. “We wanted something that's beneficial to the world but that's also a sustainable business.” The solution the three West Town residents came up with is CentUp , a service that will allow fans of online content to donate money to its creators with the simple click of a button. Here's how it works: Anyone with a web site and a basic knowledge of HTML can have a CentUp button installed on his or her site...
NEWS
March 26, 2012 | Stephen Markley
We're all going to have to take a deep breath and just relax for a minute because when bullshit starts to pile up, it tends to do so by the dump truck. I got back from my 2.5 week escapades in Georgia and Ohio only to discover the power company had shut off the electricity in our apartment for either very dubious reasons or very good ones, depending on whose perspective you're taking. Then, as soon as I sat down in Chicago Bagel Authority to use their power, Wi-Fi, and bagels, I discovered that RedEye had chosen this weekend to...
NEWS
January 7, 2013 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
Len Kendall and his longtime friends Tyler Travitz and John Geletka had two principles in mind when they created their soon-to-launch startup. “We wanted something that's beneficial to the world but that's also a sustainable business.” The solution the three West Town residents came up with is CentUp , a service that will allow fans of online content to donate money to its creators with the simple click of a button. Here's how it works: Anyone with a web site and a basic knowledge of HTML can have a CentUp button installed on his or her site (it works exactly the way...
NEWS
June 5, 2012 | Stephen Markley
Okay, Off the Markley readers, let me apologize for my spotty blogging of the last week. Like I've been saying for a few weeks now, I'm going to Iceland. And now I'm in Iceland. Whoa. So here's the deal: rather than dragging my laptop across glaciers and shit, I'm out here with just an iPad. And not even an iPad 2--we're talking an iPad 1, which is like having a Remington Typewriter or Gutenberg printing press. I'm not even sure I know how to use my iPad for anything other than checking NBA Playoff scores and watching Netflix.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, For RedEye
With the stunning success of Marvel's The Avengers at the box-office, comic book nerds are buzzing with excitement over how their favorite super-team was received. It should go without saying that the movie had more than just comic-book fans lining up to see it. Sure, there were fan-boys and fan-girls a-plenty, but there were also many, many casual fans who wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. And many of these casual fans were walking out of the theater with a new-found appreciation for comic-book based movies, which warms the cockles of my geeky heart.
NEWS
March 26, 2012 | Stephen Markley
We're all going to have to take a deep breath and just relax for a minute because when bullshit starts to pile up, it tends to do so by the dump truck. I got back from my 2.5 week escapades in Georgia and Ohio only to discover the power company had shut off the electricity in our apartment for either very dubious reasons or very good ones, depending on whose perspective you're taking. Then, as soon as I sat down in Chicago Bagel Authority to use their power, Wi-Fi, and bagels, I discovered that RedEye had chosen this weekend to finally make the...
NEWS
January 25, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
A Chicago cop blog posts about tape, causing commenters to weigh in on covering badges during G-8 protests in May. The post was vague, merely a picture of black electrical tape, the headline "Your New G-8 Best Friend" and some text about it covering "things. " But the commenters on the Second City Cop blog, popular with some Chicago police officers, seemed to know exactly to what the anonymous author was referring. They discussed ways to cover badges, name tags and identifying information on helmets during the upcoming G-8 Summit, to be held in Chicago May 19 and 20. The...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2011 | By Anthony Roberts, For RedEye
It's not just the economy that's in a slump. Mainstream music also is in a recession. It used to be that I was always able to turn to the indie scene for fresh beats, bands, rhymes and guitar riffs. But with the Internet now largely replacing the experience of rummaging through racks of records at stores such as Dr. Wax and Reckless Records (thankfully, Reckless still is open), the floodgates have been opened for a litany of new material, a lot of which sucks. Yes, the rise of digital music distribution has given a voice to acts that, say, 10 years ago may never have had a chance...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, For RedEye
With the stunning success of Marvel's The Avengers at the box-office, comic book nerds are buzzing with excitement over how their favorite super-team was received. It should go without saying that the movie had more than just comic-book fans lining up to see it. Sure, there were fan-boys and fan-girls a-plenty, but there were also many, many casual fans who wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. And many of these casual fans were walking out of the theater with a new-found appreciation for comic-book based movies, which warms the cockles of my geeky heart.
SPORTS
January 1, 2014 | By Ben Johnson and For RedEye
Another Bears season is in the books, and all over this city we are lumbering toward consensus on what this team did and did not accomplish, what to look forward to and in what to find despair. It's January in Chicago. We don't have much else to do. I'm upbeat about these Bears. Sure, they finished the year 8-8, losing the NFC North in brutal fashion. But that was one play, and neither the 2013 Bears nor the 2013 Packers looks especially championshippy this year, so it's one play for one extra game.
NEWS
November 1, 2011 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
The CTA joined the Twitterverse on Tuesday morning. At about 11 a.m., @CTA tweeted: "An official announcement from the CTA: Hello. " The same message was posted to the CTA's new Facebook page. This is the transit agency's first official foray into social media. The CTA said it plans to tweet breaking news updates and connect with riders. "We've long kept up with what people are saying about CTA on blogs and on Twitter, but haven't been a part of that conversation until now," CTA President Forrest Claypool said in a news release Monday.
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