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November 3, 2011
Welcome to the RE-mix! This blog is the love child of RedEye and Metormix Chicago and our mission here is a little different than you're probably used to. In addition to spotlighting events and promotions we do with sponsors, expect fun content dealing with music, nightlife, and cool things we come across. Who's your host? Thanks for asking! How kind of you. It's Ernest Wilkins. He's our man about town and will be the main person you hear from. His main goal is to bring you the awesome, so much in fact that he's starting to be known around town as "Chicago's Wingman".
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November 3, 2011
Welcome to the RE-mix! This blog is the love child of RedEye and Metormix Chicago and our mission here is a little different than you're probably used to. In addition to spotlighting events and promotions we do with sponsors, expect fun content dealing with music, nightlife, and cool things we come across. Who's your host? Thanks for asking! How kind of you. It's Ernest Wilkins. He's our man about town and will be the main person you hear from. His main goal is to bring you the awesome, so much in fact that he's starting to be known around town as "Chicago's Wingman".
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Giuliana and Bill Rancic made a move into the Chicago dining scene last year by pairing up with the Melman siblings (Hub 51, Paris Club) and chef Doug Psaltis to open RPM Italian. This fall or winter, the team plans to open another restaurant, RPM Steak, a few blocks away at 60 W. Kinzie St. Giuliana Rancic was recently in Chicago on Saturday, April 6 for The Naked Grape Wine's "Peel It Off to Give Back" event at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum benefitting nonprofit organization Clothes 4 Souls.
SPORTS
November 1, 2011 | By Ernest Wilkins and RedEye
Reality is starting to kick in, folks. As much as we may not like to admit it, it's looking like we're not gonna see any pro hoops soon. Not sure about the rest of you, but one of the cornerstones of my winter is cuddling up on my couch and watching whatever NBA game is on, even if it's a snoozefest like Spurs-Warriors or something. So now we're left to scramble for quality winter entertainment. I've done some research into sports that I think can be quality basketball substitutes.
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February 20, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Want to own a piece of "Merlin" history? If you're a devoted fan of "Merlin," you might just recognize the prop in the photo above. If you don't, I can help--and offer you the opportunity to own it. It's a "competitor certificate" that explains the holder has been invited by King Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head) to compete in the Decennial Tournament in Camelot, which is held once every decade. The certificate appeared in "The Sorcerer's Shadow," the 11th episode of Season 3, in which Gilli, a young warlock played by Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley in the "Harry Potter"...
NEWS
August 19, 2012 | By Nikki Lynette, For RedEye
Way back in the day - before "Friends" or"Community"or any of the other buddy shows we love hit the airwaves - there was a TV show called "Cheers. " Apparently it was a popular show back then, but I don't really remember much from that era. What I do remember is the "Cheers" theme song. The idea of having a place to go where "everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came" appealed to me as a kid, mostly because I was unpopular. Having my own Cheers-like hangout seemed like one of those cool things you get to do when you become a grown-up.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2012 | By Miki Turner and For RedEye
Denzel Washington has a weird, recurring dream about flying, but it has nothing to do with piloting an airplane like he does in his new film, "Flight. " "I've had it for most of my life," Washington said during a recent press conference at Montage in Beverly Hills. "I somehow always end up near the city and I go underneath bridges and I'd stay under them. The other part of the dream is I just take off forever. I don't know what it means!" When you're a two-time Oscar winner who is whipping up buzz for playing a commercial airline pilot with addiction issues,...
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March 10, 2013 | By Stacey Andeen, @curvesandnerves and For RedEye
Hey college grads, are you fed up because you paid all that money for a degree and can't use it because the job market is saturated? Are you thinking about the 20-something Hail Mary pass of grad school because you don't know what else to do? Maybe you don't have to. Instead of diving deeper into college debt, let me present another option: the restaurant industry. I know, you're all thinking something like, "But I have a degree in business/philosophy/sandwiches! I'm gonna do bigger things than wait tables!"
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2013 | Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
The city of Denver Colorado is known for many things: John Elway, the Rocky Mountains, beer, and legalized marijuana. But soon they'll be known as the home of a top-notch comic convention if the folks behind the Denver Comic-Con can keep up with the demand. Running from May 31 - June 2, the Denver Comic Con attracted fans from all over the region. When I attended the show last year, they had an attendance of 28,000 people, and this year it almost doubled! On the first day, lines stretched around the Colorado Convention Center ...
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | By Emily Brown and RedEye
Red Bull athlete  Louie Vito  competed in the  2010 Winter Olympics ; he's an  X Games  medalist and an  ESPN  co-host. And he was in Chicago just a few weeks ago to take advantage of the snowy weather. (Hey, at least someone has found a positive side to it.) Along with snowboard photographer Dave Lehl, Vito came to Chicago specifically to take a perfect photo snowboarding on Lake Michigan with the skyline as the backdrop. The shot was taken Feb. 13. “We wanted to get a unique, cool shot,” said Vito, 25. “There aren't a lot of [snowboarding]
SPORTS
April 1, 2013 | By Matt Lindner @mattlindner and For RedEye
As a stringer for The Associated Press covering the Cubs and White Sox, Ravenswood's Travis Miller is used to watching a lot of baseball games. "125 games I covered last year," he said. Multiply that number by 40 and you'll have a rough estimate of how many he's going to be watching this year. "When you're in the press box, you can't be cheering for teams," he said. "I just want to reconnect with why I love what I do. " The 27-year-old Mets fan was one of two Chicago-area residents - the other being 27-year-old Marcus Hall, a White Sox fan from Aurora - selected to...
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