February 24, 2012 |
Another week, another chance to share a genre of music you may (or most likely, may not) be into. This week, we're diving into a steaming Jager-bomb fueled pile of nu-metal. With nu-metal pioneers Korn in town at the Congress tonight, and the reveal that Limp Bizkit signed to Cash Money (they really DID take over for the '99 AND the 2000, didn't they?) , we felt it was only proper to showcase the best of a genre that Trevor Baker of the Guardian summed up as "...l oud, angry and vivid as a bruise.
May 31, 2012 |
When I attended the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this past Spring, I met Chicago-based writer Michael Mendheim . He was at the show promoting his new graphic novel series "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" , an action/fantasy series that is published under the iconic Heavy Metal banner. "The Four Horsemen" tells the story of Adam Cahill, a gritty action hero chosen by fate to stave off the end of the world. First conceived as a video game, Mendheim fought to bring the story to the medium of graphic novels.
June 15, 2012 |
G.E.B. 841 W. Randolph St. 312-888-2258 Rating: !!!½ (out of four) Heating up Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef. " Naturally, his food speaks just as loudly. At his first restaurant, Graham Elliot in River North, he captivated the city with his truffle popcorn and other fine-dining riffs on American classics. Lucky for those of us who couldn't shell out the big bucks for a meal at Graham Elliot, he's opened a more...