July 18, 2013 |
There's nothing creepier than plunging into deep, murky waters and bumping into something mysterious. Yes, the 20 swimmers attempting to swim across Lake Michigan on Friday will have to muster up some courage. But David McClellan knows that won't be a problem. Swim Across America, a national nonprofit focused on raising money for cancer research, is launching its first Swim Across Lake Michigan fundraising event. “These people want to make a difference,” said McClellan, SAA's Chicago event co-chair.
December 1, 2011 |
* (out of four) When the body mass index (BMI) attaches the “overweight” tag to LeBron James--who's made up of approximately 1 billion percent muscle - clearly the form of measurement has a bug in its system. Documentarian Darryl Roberts, who began his career in Chicago radio, is right about that. With “The Thin Commandments,” his follow-up to the 2008 doc “America the Beautiful” that told us what we already knew about our country's fixation on...
January 29, 2014 |
We're No. 1! We're No. 2! We're No. 0! When it comes to how LGBT-friendly Chicago is, the results are in -- and they vary across the board. Outtraveler.com , an LGBT travel site, named Boystown the world's best gay neighborhood this year thanks to its welcoming attitude and Northhalsted Market Days, "an unrivaled August street party. " This title comes on the heels of out.com , an LGBTQ lifestyles site, placing seven North Side bars in its top 200 greatest gay bars in the world.
April 27, 2012 |
My Twitter feed exploded with all sorts of nerdiness last night. Tweet after tweet cascaded down my screen, each containing names, numbers and postulations; and every once in a while I'd see a little argument sprout up between Twitter avatars, with one challenging the hypothesis of the other. And what was the cause of all this chatter? Was it the discovery of a new planet in our solar system? Or that dark matter was in fact, the cream filling of a Hostess Twinkie ? (Mmmmmmmmmm…Twinkies.)
December 22, 2011 |
This week: As year-end top 10 lists emerge, you discover that you don't like your significant other's musical taste. The question: Is that a deal-breaker? Yes Taste matters. Books, movies, music, where to go for dinner - if you can't get along the majority of the time, it's going to be rough going. If they love top 40 and your musical taste is guided solely by blogs, good luck on sharing the finer things in life. And by finer things I mean Friday road-trip playlists, Monday morning playlists, Sunday cuddling...
March 22, 2012 |
**1/2 (out of four) French workplaces must really be hotbeds of free-flowing romantic opportunity. After Nathalie (Audrey “Amelie” Tautou) says it was inappropriate for her to kiss her colleague Markus (Francois Damiens), he says she sounds like an American. Meanwhile, Nathalie's married boss (Bruno Todeschini) continues to express his interest and lament Nathalie seeing anyone else. Get to work, you lonely lovebirds! Anyway, “Delicacy” actually does not revolve around a love triangle but a woman trying to put herself back together, as...