May 1, 2012 |
April 30 was a sad day for tourists and people with giant woman fetishes everywhere. The city announced the giant, confusing, Marilyn Monroe statue, titled "Forever Marilyn" is not-so-forever--it's scheduled to be taken down May 7. The announcement robs Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue of perhaps its strangest and most disturbing tourist attraction since, well--ever. Not sure what I mean? Let me explain. From an early age, men are taught a simple truth. It is never, ever, ever acceptable to look up a woman's skirt.
November 17, 2011 |
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? More like, try again, copycats. A controversial new ad campaign from the Benetton group was making the rounds online this week. It's on par with the fashion house's past attempts at using their ads to communicate a wider, more "wordly" message, and it is certainly hard to miss. The ad, which is a slideshow of various international politicians shown engaged in faux lip locks, has a message of "Unhate" attached. Scrolling through smooches between opposing political leaders is bound to attract attention the company is...
November 1, 2013 |
Two Chicago teens were arrested for shoplifting from Loop stores on Halloween, county prosecutors said, including the clothing and costume jewelery store Claire's. Kenosha Thomas, 17, of the 3800 block of South Wentworth Avenue, and Naomi Monroe, 18, of the 7300 block of South Richmond Street, were arrested at a Loop CVS after a store employee called police when observing them attempting to leave the store with about $50 worth of merchandise they hadn't paid for, according to court records.
May 12, 2014 |
Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow ... Black Line? A private company has created Blackline, a shuttle service from Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road to Monroe and Franklin streets that is scheduled to begin regular service May 19. The company boasts "guaranteed premium seating," free WiFi, overhead storage space and air conditioning. "Blackline is the best way to commute. Sign up today to experience what a modern and pleasant commute feels like," a post on rideblackline.com reads. A Blackline representative did...
April 18, 2012 |
Darth Vader is getting the pop-art treatment tonight as students from a Lakeview school are attempting to set a Guinness World Record with more than 100 portraits of the "Star Wars" character. Students from Alphonsus Academy & Center of the Arts will display their Andy Warhol-inspired portraits at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview (2936 N. Southport Ave.). While Warhol famously used screen prints for his portraits of Marilyn Monroe and other famous figures, the students used stencils and a variety of...
August 2, 2012 |
In advance of Lollapalooza, the city has announced street closures for before, during and after the annual festival. Here are the closures so far: > > Balbo from Lake Shore Drive to Columbus through Aug. 9 > > Balbo from Columbus to Michigan through Aug. 6 > > Jackson from Lake Shore Drive to Columbus through Aug. 8 > > Jackson from Columbus to Michigan through Aug. 6 > > Congress Parkway from Columbus to Michigan through...