May 16, 2012 |
In case you hadn't heard - since it's been all over upwards of one of the blogs on this site - I'm going to Icelandfor a while, and in trying to get an idea of what I want to see on my trip, I've decided some glaciers are a must. And lucky you, now you can prepare for a long blog post on glaciers! Hope you've got your seventh grade science class notes handy. You figure that with any extended vacation, you gotta see some nature and shit. Nature and shit is the best, especially for city-dwellers, and especially for Chicagoans where if you want to actually get out and see anything decent you must...
April 12, 2012 |
**1/2 (out of four) Add “in space” to “Escape from New York” or “Con Air” and you pretty much get the gist of “Lockout,” an action movie with ambitions only of stupid fun and completely ridiculous, logic-bending action. The “fun” part comes and goes. Guy Pearce stars as Snow, a wrongly convicted ex-CIA operative in 2079 Washington, D.C. with a choice to make: Succumb to a 30-year sentence in an outer-space prison that freezes its inmates or sneak onto the maximum-security facility, which murderer and rapist inmates have recently overtaken, and save the...
May 28, 2013 |
I'm a dancer. I love to dance. I'm the guy Dane Cook jokes about who goes to the club to express himself through the art of dance. As a dancer, nothing diminishes my club experience like being the only guy on the dance floor. No, correction: Nothing brings me down more than navigating pillars of men standing on the dance floor. I have to give the pillars a little credit, though, for actually making it out to the dance floor. Most of the time, the guys are standing around the periphery watching.
May 22, 2013 |
Leather Market When: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Where: Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago and Grand Ballrooms, 5th and 7th floors. The Leather Market is the social epicenter of IML weekend and provides a welcoming atmosphere, especially for newbies, to become acquainted with leather and fetish culture. Open to the public. Cost: $5 suggested donation with all of the proceed benefiting the Leather...
May 8, 2014 |
In Chicago, a Blackhawks playoff game is must-see TV. If you can't get tickets to the game, that is. With a 2-1 series lead, the Hawks return to action Friday in Minnesota and Sunday in Chicago. So what does it take to produce a three-hour NHL on NBC Sports broadcast? A lot more than three hours, for one thing. A roster of nearly 50 people chips in to cover the lengthy to-do list. The crew culls the plays of the game, cues replays, creates graphics, compiles stats, talks to the on-ice timeout coordinator about commercials, runs the audio board and...
April 4, 2012 |
Telegraph 2601 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-292-9463 This sleek, light-filled wine bar is known as much for its bites as it is for its vino. Pair your glass with selection of small plates such as olives or oysters, or go for something more substantial from their “second courses” menu of pastas, seafood and more. Don't leave without trying a dessert from pastry chef Katie Wyer. Longman & Eagle 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-276-7110 Thanks to praise in national mags such as Esquire and GQ, the dinnertime waits at this unassuming looking...