December 17, 2013 |
Anthony Alfano had a secret, and he wasn't about to tell the DePaul hockey teammates with whom he shared a locker room. "I wasn't out to [my teammates]," the 23-year-old Uptown resident said. "It was that constant everyone talking about my girlfriend this or I'm gonna go meet up with some girls, get a girl at a bar. " America has trended toward acceptance when it comes to the LGBT community in recent years. In Illinois, lawmakers recently approved gay marriage. But Alfano said the locker room lags behind.
February 6, 2012 |
The CTA has revised its proposals to update the northern Red and Purple lines, and it's laying out the ideas - one including station closures - this week. Both lines are in need of rehab. Each had nearly 20 percent of track under slow zones last month, according to a map posted on transitchicago.com. Among the options the agency presented Monday at the Evanston Main Library: Closing stations, designating the Loyola stop for transfers between the Red and Purple lines, and creating a so-called flyover that would allow Brown Line trains to cross above...
October 26, 2011 |
You always remember your first time. It's sweaty, awkward; you don't know what to do with your hands. The first experience with flip cup is so memorable. The game's nothing without the iconic red Solo cup though, right? Have you ever tried to play with some other kind of cup? It just doesn't feel right. The company that makes the landmark plastic drinkware (based in suburban Chicago, don'cha know) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and since I'm the only Pulitzer-winner* on staff, I took a crack at a composition in honor of the occasion.
July 25, 2012 |
EAT Farm Aid Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St. 773-929-3680 and 1401 W. Devon Ave. 773-465-9801 Both locations of the uber-green restaurant offer a three-course prix fixe menu - featuring three selections in each category including seafood, meat and vegetarian entre options. Five dollars goes to assist Wisconsin organic producer Harvest Moon Farm, which needs funds to harvest heirloom tomatoes affected by the heat and drought. 5-10 p.m. $30. DRINK Get spicy (free!
May 9, 2013 |
***1/2 (out of four) Bizarre and deliciously intriguing, “In the House” is not a feature-length adaptation of the mid-'90s, LL Cool J-starring sitcom of the same name. If it were, the first four words of this review probably would not be there. This sometimes-hilarious French dramedy explores the way we engineer our lives as entertainment, and the point at which escape overcompensates for what's being escaped. Burned-out teacher Germain (Fabrice Luchini) delights in 16-year-old Claude (Ernst Umhauer)
September 10, 2013 |
2.5 out of 4 When the Weeknd first crept up a couple years ago, the group, which soon would consist only of Abel Tesfaye, chose the route of enigmatic Internet mystique. Tesfaye hid his face and didn't talk much. He didn't really have to - between three popular mixtapes and a Drake co-sign, the hype took care of itself, though he remained shrouded. His music - lurchy R&B that lent itself better to leaned-out night moves than any real kind of dancing - was just as uneasy, with haunting lo-fi production and vocals.