November 22, 2012 |
As kids, many of us sat around with our friends and talked about what we wanted to be when we grew up, and we all had such huge dreams. Yet somewhere along the way, many of us traded in our dreams for something we consider to be more practical. Why? Almost everyone I know hates his or her job. It seems they all have aspirations to do something creative but are too afraid to go for it. I don't get it. At what point do we go from believing we can do anything we dream of to settling for a job that pays the bills?
September 24, 2012 |
If the air feels a little different today, it's because we've been hit with some purple rain. Prince is in the Windy City, and last week he released remaining tickets to three of his shows, allowing fans to attend tonight, tomorrow or Wednesday night. The show, which takes place at Chicago's United Center, is a partnership between The Artist and Rebuild the Dream, a group that builds communities and works to improve the economy from the ground up. The show is slated to be informative as well as entertaining: Prince and...
August 7, 2012 |
When the U.S. men's basketball team reached halftime of its showdown with Argentina on Monday, the Americans held only a six-point advantage in their previous six quarters. Of course, in the six quarters prior to that stretch, the Americans' advantage was 117 points. In fact, until they blew the Argentina game open with a 42-point third quarter, the U.S. seemed destined for their closest pair of consecutive wins since the final two games of the 2000 Olympics. These are the ups and downs of international basketball in 2012.
March 2, 2013 |
When Adam Rothenberg signed on to star in BBC America's hit crime drama "Ripper Street," he wasn't expecting to feel quite so special on set in Ireland. "I was for once exotic, yeah," he said, laughing. "I never really thought of myself as having an accent and being different. " Set in London's rough East End in 1890, "Ripper Street" tells the story of H Division, the police precinct charged with keeping order in the aftermath of Jack the Ripper's reign of terror. Rothenberg plays American Homer Jackson, an ex-Army surgeon and ex-Pinkerton...
January 18, 2012 |
2012 already feels different than past years. With the alleged Mayan apocalypse predictions looming closer, with the future of the country soon to be in the hands of an uncertain figure, with activism and the Occupy movement shaking things up, change is certainly present on people's minds and faces. But here comes old man winter, in extraordinary fashion, bringing days of snow just after days of spring-like weather. Even the weather seems uncertain. The seemingly obvious certainties, like winter, four more years of Obama, and the decline...
August 31, 2013 |
When Olivia Cole, 25, was deciding where she should live with her boyfriend, she considered breaking up with Chicago. She was tired of the slow Red Line commute from her place in Edgewater to her job downtown, which affected how much she wanted to go out at night. She thought about moving to another city but didn't want to change jobs. She wanted to be near her friends who live on the South Side without being too far from the Loop. Eventually, Cole settled on the South Loop, a place she came to know and love from her time as a student at Columbia College.