July 31, 2013 |
If I told you we're on the brink of a brave new world filled with self-driving cars, memory implants, asteroid mining and government-funded humanoid robots, you'd probably tell me I was hitting the bong and/or the Syfy channel. I can hear the naysayers already: "C'mon dude, 'Pacific Rim' wasn't a documentary. " But while we've spent the past couple of weeks obsessed with other people's babies (of the Royal, Kardashian and Beyonce varieties) and Anthony Weiner's unfortunate taste in sexy pseudonyms, most of us have missed out on the mind-blowing science news about all the aforementioned technological wonders...
October 2, 2013 |
9:42 p.m. After watching three episodes of "Full House," showering and pouring yourself an iceless vodka water flavored by three Pez pieces from last year's Easter candy, you're running late again, but no way are you not trying this new Blake Lively YouTube makeup tutorial. Ten minutes later, your friends are outside in a cab waiting for you to join them in the best club on wheels, otherwise known as Yellow Cab No. 428. The DJ plays only "Umbrella," but the way he takes those corners ... 10:14 p.m. Pull up to the club and ... LINE!
March 20, 2013 |
Kicking down the geek closet door can be as liberating as the coming-out process for some LGBTs - a transformation as powerful as Clark Kent shedding his suit and spectacles for the iconic blue tights and red cape of his alter ego, Superman. "LGBT culture is so image-based, and is all about being cool and at the top of your game. Self-identifying as a geek is counterintuitive to that. There is still a slight negative connotation to it," said Danny Bernardo, Chicago event coordinator for Geeks OUT, a national, LGBT-geek organization whose mission...
April 16, 2014 |
Review: The Big Cheese Poutinerie 3401 N. Clark St. 872-206-8749 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start God help you if you're a stoner and you live anywhere near the intersection of Clark and Roscoe streets. There you'll find The Big Cheese Poutinerie, a new purveyor of a munchies-sating and artery-threatening dish known as poutine. Though the name itself sounds, well, less than appetizing*, poutine is a snack made from French fries crowned with cheese curds and gravy, thought to be invented in Quebec in the 1950s.
May 2, 2012 |
Most of the coverage of the economy this campaign season will revolve around the question, “Is the economy doing well enough to get Barack Obama re-elected?” And to be sure his chances are just a little better than a coin flip given our current electorate. However, when historians look back at this period 25, 50, 100 years from now, they will be telling your children and grandchildren how Obamanomics worked. For proof, look no further than Europe , which in response to debt crises in a few of the Eurozone's members (Greece being everyone's...
April 29, 2012 |
If you thought Lucrezia Borgia suffered in the first season of Showtime's “The Borgias,” Holliday Grainger suggests you watch Season 2. “I think she goes through a really kind of difficult first few episodes where she really has to build her strength from the horrible things that happen,” Grainger told me during a recent phone interview. “Lucrezia completely fills out this season. She's growing up big time.” In Season 1, Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons) married off Lucrezia for his own political gain.