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May 29, 2012 | By Stephen Markley, For RedEye
It's summer in Chicago, which can mean only one thing: Our out-of-town friends are coming to visit. When the weather turns from Nordic-Midwestern misery to our three months of decent weather, out-of-town friends suddenly find an acceptable plane ticket and descend upon our fair city in droves. While this is very enjoyable, visits from out-of-town friends also typically lead to behavior most resembling power-mad monarchs from "Game of Thrones. " These friends wield the ultimate trump card, which is, "C'mon, I'm here all the way from ____.
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May 22, 2014 | Shane Michael Singh, @chicagojournal and Special contributor
I have a lot of friends. We've met in sports leagues, at bars and on dating apps. Of course, when I say "sports leagues," I mean gay dodgeball and gay bowling. And when I say "bars," I'm referring to Scarlet and Sidetrack. "Dating apps"? Grindr and Scruff. I am a gay man, all my friends are gay and...I'm over it. I want straight friends--straight guy friends--but I don't know how to do it. Because gay men share many of the same experiences, they tend to compare those experiences and everything in between.
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August 22, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and For RedEye
Forty percent of white Americans have exactly zero non-white friends, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll . Let that sink in. Forty percent! That's a ridiculous number of people who haven't experienced the glory that is watching bad TV with friends of another race. It occurs to me that while some of this startling number can be attributed to the fact that so many white people like living in areas where there are only eight other humans in a 600-mile radius, a lot of it might be because people of all races - shoot, blacks clocked in at 31 percent - don't know how to make friends with others who...
NEWS
May 19, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The kidnapper demanded $2,000 to release her captive Sunday. But the woman, Monique Fitzgerald, 22, of Evanston, had actually kidnapped herself, county prosecutors said. Fitzgerald was charged with felony disorderly conduct after police discovered that the threatening text messages she had sent a friend demanding money turned out to be a ruse, and that she had never been in danger. When Fitzgerald's friend received text messages from her saying she had been kidnapped and would need $2,000 to be released, the friend called the police, who tracked the woman down to a...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Considering the overlap in the casting department (Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd), “Friends with Kids” seems like a cousin of “Bridesmaids.” Unfortunately, “Friends” merely represents a relative who thinks she's a lot funnier and more clever than she really is. In this New York-set romantic comedy, platonic friends Jason (Adam Scott) and Julie (writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt, “Kissing Jessica Stein”) don't feel that way about each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
The person you know is perfect for you keeps hooking up with complete losers, and you're always there to pick up the pieces after the breakup. Are you tired of being "just friends?" MTV's "FriendZone!" could help. MTV, 495 Productions, and Doron Ofir Casting are looking for unrequited love in the Great Lakes states for the show's third season. They currently are excepting applications for potential cast members prior to conducting open call auditions and club events in and around Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Ann Arbor.
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April 3, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
By the time you read this, I will have amassed 2,500 "friends" on Facebook. Ridiculous, right? I can't count to 2,500, even on a good day. While I don't take Facebook and online privacy as seriously as some people do (I'll prove it: facebook.com/ernestwilkins - come say hey), I did recently find myself wondering who these folks are. Who am I sharing the most intimate moments of my existence with? What does a "friend" even mean in the age of social media and all that jazz? (Yikes, that last sentence sounds like a title from a panel discussion I never want to attend.)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
In “Friends with Kids,” platonic friends Jason (Adam Scott of “Parks and Recreation”) and Julie (writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt) decide, for lack of a better option, to have a baby together. Westfeldt says the decision might happen more often than we think.   “Since working on this film, both writing it and shooting and editing, I've had so many people come up to me and say, 'Oh my God, a friend of mine propositioned me in just that way!'” says the 42-year-old actress/filmmaker.
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July 18, 2012 | Harry Huggins and For RedEye
To raise awareness about pedestrian and bicycle accidents on the busy Lakefront Trail along Lake Michigan, Friends of the Lakefront Trail is starting the "Share the Shore" initiative on Friday. The campaign is aimed at drawing attention to trail safety, stewardship and etiquette, according to a release. Friends of the Lakefront Trail will be handing out bottled water and cleaning up the Lakefront Trail at Oak Street Beach, North Avenue Beach and Fullerton Parkway on Friday as a way to spread word of the Share the Shore initiative.
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May 29, 2012 | Tracy Swartz and RedEye
After 95 days and about 2,000 miles, a group of five friends and a goat have arrived safely at Wrigley Field. Cubs fan Matt Gregory, 33, said he plans to present a $22,000 check for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where Gregory's mom was treated for cancer before she died in 1999, at today's Cubs game against the San Diego Padres. The fundraising effort began on Feb. 25 (Cubs legend Ron Santo's birthday) in Mesa, Ariz., where the Cubs hold Spring Training.
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March 24, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye
  True story: I never stopped calling Sean Combs "Puff Daddy. " Through his name changes from P. Diddy to just Diddy to whatever came after that (I honestly stopped paying attention after awhile), he's always been plain ol' Puff Daddy to me. Now, he apparently has seen the light and is going back to basics. In the video for his new song "Big Homie" (previewed above), Combs has decided to reclaim his moniker just in time for his new album "MMM," which should be released later this year.
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March 19, 2014 | By Anna Pulley, @annapulley and RedEye
It's spring, which means it's time again for another round of quick and dirty advice! If you missed the winter edition, you can read it here .  Now let's shed one of our outer layers and get hot and bothered and informed! . What does it mean if he asks you out and you're going in a group with his friends? It means that he'd like to hang out with you and with his friends, i.e. in a low pressure atmosphere, so you can get to know each other without having to worry about datey things like who will open doors for whom and...
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March 12, 2014 | Anna Pulley, @annapulley and RedEye's sex columnist
Dear Anna, My last relationship ended because my now ex-boyfriend realized he was gay. I'm trying to be OK with everything, but how do I not take it personally? Especially when my friends are acting like it's the biggest deal? - Ex-Factors Dear Factors, My last relationship ended because my ex-girlfriend realized she was straight. You don't take it personally because it's not personal. You could have the most amazing, bedazzled, show tune-singing vagina in existence and it still wouldn't change the fact that your ex...
SPORTS
January 30, 2014 | By Your New York Friend and For RedEye
Hey, it's me, your one friend who moved to New York City, you know, to pursue acting/art/music. Things are going great. This week "Blue Bloods" filmed in the restaurant where I wait tables. And I'm pretty sure I saw Dennis Quaid on the street yesterday. Only in New York! But I have to admit I miss Chicago. You don't put your garbage on the sidewalks. So quaint! As you know, the Super Bowl is coming to New York this year and we are mildly excited. And by "New York" I mean New Jersey, which is like our Milwaukee.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By Stephen Markley, @stephenmarkley and For RedEye
I don't expect society to see it my way about marriage anytime soon - that it's a weirdly patriarchal institution, grounded in sexism, that keeps everyone from getting their bone on - but at least hear me out on the engagement ring. The crown jewel of the wedding-industrial complex, the engagement ring is a tradition that should die, and I urge you: If you're thinking of getting engaged anytime soon, become a trend-setter on this.  The engagement ring began as collateral in case the guy didn't show up at the wedding, the idea being that at least the poor...
NEWS
December 31, 2013 | By Kristin Samuelson and Tracy Swartz and RedEye
"Welcome aboard, nice to see you. " "Wrigley. Cubs. All aboard. Batter up. " "Have a good day, and may the force be with you. " They're friendly and familiar phrases you've most likely heard if you've ever ridden the Red Line during commuter hours. The welcoming voice was from Michael Powell, a CTA train operator who today announced he is retiring after nearly 36 years with the CTA. CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski confirmed that Powell's retirement is effective today, Dec. 31. As he...
NEWS
September 9, 2012 | By Zach Stafford, @zachstafford and For RedEye
Congratulations! You were able to get a job in this economy when everyone else seems to be looking everywhere and finding nothing. You probably worked hard for this position. Or had a stroke of luck. Or maybe it's a family favor. In the end you found gainful employment, so well done. However, despite these feelings of accomplishment and relief that you can pay rent this month and put food on the table, you have a little guilt hanging out in the back of your mind. You're now a part of the American workforce, but some of your friends still are jobless, causing you to feel guilty whenever you're hanging...
NEWS
January 4, 2012 | RedEye
The setup: The Daily Beast recently listed the country's best cities to find a date in 2012 - and Chicago didn't make the Top 25. (Atlanta was No. 1.) As we plunge into the new year, RedEye's staff debated Chicago's merits as a place to land boyfriends and girlfriends. Where do you stand? Leave a comment in the section below and you may see it show up in print! YES 1. You can walk down the street after the bars close while eating a piece of pizza and get asked out on a date by a stranger.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
A new trailer for "Sherlock" Season 3 offers more than a flash of the detective. An earlier trailer showed fans Benedict Cumberbatch's character was alive after faking his death in the Season 2 finale. Now we see that upon his return to the land of the living, neither his razor sharp wit nor his belief in his own superiority have been dulled. "I think I'll surprise John," Sherlock says to his brother Mycroft (series co-creator Mark Gatiss), talking about Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman)
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