July 18, 2012 |
Dear Riley, As the child of one of my best friend's, Joe, I'd like to welcome you to existence in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Planet Earth, Milk Way Galaxy, Whatever Temporal Plane of Reality We Reside Upon. Your dad just sent me a picture of him holding you, and I have to say - wow, soooo cute, so beautiful, so gorgeous. And, Riley, you're not bad either. As a new member of the human race, you could not have arrived at a more materially advantageous, more interesting, and possibly terrifying time.
January 2, 2012 |
A lot can happen in 12 months. Just ask Chicago sports teams. As the city ushered in a new year over the weekend, the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox found themselves in much different shape than a year ago at this time. Consider the following. Bears Remember the excitement a year ago this week? The Bears had just finished an 11-5 season and headed into the playoffs with fans thinking Super Bowl. Of course, Green Bay ended that dream in the NFC championshilp game.
January 10, 2013 |
As always, this morning's Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this. Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual - or maybe they were just bigger surprises than usual. Here's a rundown of those shockers, plus the notices that made me happy and sad, along with what statement the Academy seems to be making with all of them. The 85th Academy Awards will be revealed Feb. 24 on ABC, hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
November 12, 2012 |
Today in wildly unsurprising news, the Indiana man who had the Romney/Ryan logo tatted on his face was disappointed with the election and, seemingly, with the tattoo itself. 30-year-old Eric Hartsburg explained his tattoo aftermath to POLITICO with a classic breakfast euphemism: "Totally disappointed, man. I'm the guy who has egg all over his face, but instead of egg, it's a big Romney/Ryan tattoo. It's there for life. " The tattoo was a result of what can only be explained as mass fanaticism or mass sadism, when...
January 19, 2012 |
New England expats may not be able to find much maple sugar candy in Chicago, but thanks to two fish markets with eateries tucked inside, they can get their fresh fish fix. On Monday, Waltham, Mass.-born distributor Bill Dugan turned part of popular Albany Park store Fishguy Market (4423 N. Elston Ave. 773-283-7400) into Wellfleet , a cafe serving lobster rolls and other seafarin' snacks. Meanwhile, in Lakeview, the New England Seafood Company Fish Market (3341 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-871-3474)
September 23, 2013 |
He walks the line between pissed and passionate better than most. Let's compare some of Drake's angriest and sappiest lyrics, shall we? Angry Aubrey “I don't know why they been lying but your [bleep] is not that inspiring Bank account statements just look like I'm ready for early retirement” (“The Language”) “This is a gated community, please get the [bleep] off the property Rap must be changing cause I'm at the top and ain't no one on top of me N-words be wanting a verse for a verse, but man that's not a swap to me” (“Versace...