May 20, 2014 |
Compare the dating scene a decade ago to today's vibe and you couldn't have two more opposite entities. Texting, sexting, Facebook messaging, Tinder using, Snapchatting … the list goes on and on. Enter Aziz Ansari, a South Carolina-born comic who can not only riff on the subject, but draw from personal moments that prove "we're all dealing with the same nonsense," he said. Ansari, 31, best known for his role as Tom Haverford on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," is in the midst of his "Modern Romance" comedy tour, which lands in Chicago for four shows (7 p.m. and 10 p.m....
May 8, 2014 |
All the Heughligans and "Outlander" finally have their datebooks marked: Starz has announced its adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's book series will premiere 8 p.m. CT Aug. 9. In the story, WW II combat nurse Claire Randall gets swept back to 1743 Scotland, where she meets hunky Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser. She misses her 1945 hubby, Frank Randall, but like I said, Jamie's a hunk. What's a lady to do? Adapted by Ronald D. Moore of "Battlestar Galactica" fame, the 16-episode "Outlander" series stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire and Sam Heughan as...
May 7, 2014 |
For the third year in a row, the Hideout in Noble Square will partner with the Onion's The A.V. Club to produce a music festival. This year the fest will take place Sept. 5-6. It usually brings the best acts in folk, indie rock and whatever the hell it is the Archers of Loaf do (they played the fest in 2011). After lineups that featured the likes of Neko Case, Mavis Staples, The Hold Steady and Young The Giant, anticipation for this year's lineup will likely reach fever pitch just before it is announced May 28. Fans (and...
April 17, 2014 |
Riot Fest will mark a decade in Chicago on Sept. 12-14. The fest announced the Chicago dates will be sandwiched between stops in Toronto and Denver this year, returning to those cities after expanding last year. In the announcement, fest organizers said "plenty of special events and surprises" are in store to mark the 10th anniversary of Riot Fest in Chicago. Tickets and lineups will also be announced soon. Riot Fest Toronto will take place Sept. 6-7, and the Denver fest will run from Sept.
April 3, 2014 |
What's worse than a bad first date? A great first date that doesn't go anywhere afterward. You know, the date that ends with a kiss and an "I'll call you tomorrow!" The date that you told your friends was amazing, then you never heard from him again. Yeah, that one ... the one where you got ghosted. The word refers to the act of leaving without saying goodbye and usually is reserved for parties or events - when it might be completely appropriate to bail on friends - but now is being adapted into dating vernacular.
March 27, 2014 |
It can happen to any of us, male or female. It comes when you least expect it. But eventually, something will tip you off that things just aren't adding up. There you are, minding your business, hanging out with a buddy, and then you realize what's happening: While you thought you were just grabbing dinner with a friend or just catching a movie with a homie who happened to be in your area, you actually were being sneak-dated. (For the uninitiated, that's when a friend, trying to be more than friends, dates you without you even knowing it.)