November 15, 2013 |
Remember this guy? Kris Versteeg, who helped the Blackhawks hoist the Stanley Cup in 2010, is back, and hopefully his rap skills (?) are too. The winger is back with the Hawks after a trade from the Florida Panthers that was announced last night. His 2010 impromptu "rap" from the championship victory parade was about as infamous as 2013's "f***** right Chicago!" from Corey Crawford. Versteeg's actually become quite infamous for his singing in and out of the locker room.
November 15, 2013 |
The temps were low, but hopes were high as aspiring actors from all over the country lined up outside Park West on Thursday for an open casting call for “Star Wars: Episode VII.” The line started at the Park West doors and went on for blocks, winding through the Lincoln Park neighborhood. It's estimated that more than1,000 showed up, all with the hope that they would be chosen for the roles of “Thomas” or “Rachel” in the highly anticipated sequel. Candidates were sorted through by casting associate Maryellen...
November 5, 2013 |
At Northwestern, words like "expectations," "hype" and "potential" usually are associated with football. But lately those words are starting to float around the men's basketball team. The reason for this phenomenon: new coach Chris Collins. It's rare for a first-year coach of a team that finished 13-19 the previous season to be treated like an A-list celebrity, but that's the effect the Chicago-area native is having on campus. The 39-year-old has yet to coach his team in a regular-season game, but his list of accomplishments in a...
October 26, 2013 |
Cloris Leachman's Maw Maw often is gloriously confused about what's going on in the Chance household on Fox's "Raising Hope. " But with all the twists in the sitcom's third season, it's no surprise she's mixed up about events leading up to the Season 4 premiere. Besides, fans could use a little refresher, too. The Chance family and their friends offer up this musical recap, complete with accompaniment from Shelley (Kate Micucci) on ukulele and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) on guitar. The song seems to have jogged Maw Maw's memory--can we call that a rap...
August 8, 2013 |
In June of last year, the weeks following the blaze that burned down all of Roy's Furniture were chaos. General Manager Stacey Flood said without invoices or computer records, they didn't know what furniture was whose, or if a customer had ordered any at all. Still, the store was able to get back up quickly, even making some of the next day's deliveries after the fire. "One man said he saw our truck pull up, and he almost fainted. We got his couch to him the next day," Flood said. Flood, 32, is the granddaughter of the company's late founder,...
May 30, 2013 |
When backpacking through Cambodia with a friend nearly two years ago, Chicagoan Jason Savsani made it a mission to find the most authentic meal. After asking locals and laboring through several overpriced and Americanized meals, he approached a hotel employee. “Hey, I'd like a home-cooked meal,” he said. He braced for the worst, not sure how this stranger would respond. “He was just like, 'Cool,'” Savsani said. “I was really surprised. He called like 15 people that worked in the hotel and asked who...