January 15, 2014 |
WGN America is new to the scripted drama business, but its first series, "Salem," is looking like a scary winner. The story of the infamous witch trials in 17th century Massachusetts, "Salem" will premiere April 20, the network has announced. It's second drama, "Manhattan," is set to start production in March in New Mexico with an eye on a July premiere. A promo teaser for "Salem" features the voice of Seth Gabel, who plays Cotton Mather, a character described as a witch-hating aristocrat, as he warns the people of Salem that if they shows signs of being witches--and he spells...
December 19, 2013 |
A year after their first foray into transitioning to an entirely outdoors music festival, Riot Fest organizers put all of their cards on the table to make 2013 the biggest year yet. They stocked the lineup with everyone from legends (The Replacements) to crowd-pleasers (Fall Out Boy), added Denver to the list of out-of-town expansions, kept ticket prices lower than any other fest and promised a full-on experience with the return of carnival games and sideshow performers. And then there was the guy who ran the Twitter account.
December 4, 2013 |
A great poet once said, “Fresh dressed like a million bucks.” (I think it was either Slick Rick or Pablo Neruda.) Here at RedEye, we just wrapped up the 4th annual November of Dressing Nicely project. If you missed it, the #NoDN (hashtags then, now and forever) is a campaign I started to spotlight the well-dressed denizens of the Second City. We had more support this year than we've had since the initial launch of the campaign. There were more than 300 posts on Instagram in addition to mentions on WGN Morning News, WCIU, and Fox. Photos came in...
November 26, 2013 |
Don't go into mourning just yet - there's still hope for Brian Griffin. Sunday's episode of “Family Guy,” which shocked many with the death of the beloved family dog, may have not been Brian's final curtain call. Deadline reports that a countdown clock has appeared on a website called “Brian Griffin's Special Announcement,” leading many to believe that everybody's favorite canine isn't done just yet. The clock counts down to 11:59 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2013. The unexpected passing of...
September 12, 2013 |
Needles have been found on the fence in Wicker Park. The homeless camp out there. The triangular-shaped park was the scene of a fatal shooting last week. It's all left residents asking for greater security at the park. The problems at the park, said longtime resident Mike Payette, include public drunkenness, drug use and disorderly conduct by drifters he referred to as “rail riders or grungy punks.” “They get in violent confrontations, pull out the bushes and the roses and throw them - it just goes on and...
June 10, 2013 |
Popularity on social networks, like Instagram, can get you more than a few “likes” and internet fame. With the creation of social currency platform Popular Pays, digital-saavy Chicagoans can now leverage their volume of followers for goods and services at a variety of local businesses including Bang Bang Pie Shop, Antique Taco, Skydive Chicago and more. “We believe in the power of influence and the fact that everyone is their own media channel,” said Allan Holmes, co-founder of Popular Pays . The social...