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April 3, 2012 | By Taylor Ervin, RedEye
Northwestern University's college feminists are set to launch their sixth-annual Sex Week on Monday, April 9.  The annual week-long event is aimed at sparking conversations about sex and sexuality among students. This year's line-up features a diverse set of speakers and performers including a panel on sex in Hip-Hop called "Wait Till You See My D!ck" and a slam poetry open-mic night. "Conversations like the ones we'll be having during Sex Week open the door for greater understanding and acceptance and by presenting these really important topics in a smart, sensitive, and entertaining way, we hope to reach our campus community and beyond," said Sex Week co-chair Amanda Mather in a news release April 3. "Sex Week has a unique ability to host this dialogue, as a religiously and politically unaffiliated group.
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February 1, 2012 | By Emily Van Zandt and RedEye
Few foods taste better on Super Bowl Sunday than a messy pile of chicken wings. Whether they come slathered in barbecue sauce or flaming buffalo, everyone seems to have a favorite. And each time a new sports bar opens, it hopes to convert you to its take on wings. If you're tempted to try something new this weekend, we've done a little research for you, tasting the wings at 5 new sports bars (In order from best to blah): 1. The Anthem 1725 W. Division St., 773-687-4804 This Wicker Park throwback spot from the team behind Bangers & Lace put the focus on big screens and calorie bomb comfort food.
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September 4, 2013 | By Ashlee Rezin and For RedEye
Too few businesses in Englewood give back to the embattled and poverty-stricken neighborhood, according to Sunni Powell, owner of Powell's Barber Shop. To kick off the start of the new school year, Powell and seven barbers from his shop at 1139 W. 63rd St. donated their time to provide free back-to-school haircuts to youths in the South Side community. Powell said giving the free haircuts, offered Aug. 27 and 28 and Sept. 3 and the rest of today, is an effort to “encourage kids to go to school and stay in school.” The first day of class for the Chicago Public Schools' 2013-2014 academic year was Aug. 26. “A haircut can make you feel like a million bucks,” said Powell, 42, who was born and raised in Englewood.
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December 5, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
Have you ever wanted to track down your favorite celebrity and ask them to make a message for your voicemail or anwering machine? Plenty of geeks have done that at sci-fi conventions, and most of the time the celeb is very gracious. Of course that tends to annoy all the other folks who are waiting in line to get an autograph, and quite frankly, I think it's presumptious to ask the celeb to do something so above and beyond what is normally done. That is, unless they are trying to raise money for Autism Speaks , which is the case in this very special fundraiser.
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January 3, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink
Reservations opened today for Chicago Restaurant Week 2013, which runs Feb. 1-10. More than 200 restaurants in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs participate in Chicago Restaurant Week by offering prix-fixe specials, including a $22 lunch and dinner for $33 or $44. View the full list of participating restaurants and make reservations at eatitupchicago.com . Here's a look at the 28 Chicago restaurant that are new additions for this year: ...
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April 24, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
Not to be outdone by neighboring 'hoods Bucktown and Wicker Park, Logan Square now will have its own beer festival as well. The Logan Square Beer Fest , set for Sept. 21 at Logan Square Auditorium , is a new event that organizers Dave Watts and Marcus Osacky said will spotlight 20 breweries, most from the Midwest. "We're looking for each brewery to bring one of their regular seasonal beers and a specialty beer like a collaboration or cask-conditioned or barrel-aged beer, something you could only get at this fest," Watts said.
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April 11, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Quick -- how well do you know the CTA? Try this CTA puzzle , which is a mix of CTA knowledge and typing skills. Players have 60 seconds to unscramble as many CTA stops as they can. There are more than 140 stations in the CTA system. The puzzle was created by James Offer, an Australian user experience designer. Offer has also created word puzzles based on rail systems in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. A few weeks ago, Offer created his first rail puzzle for the system in London, where he lives.
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May 31, 2012 | RedEye
Free plug-and-play speaker from Pringles Blast your favorite tunes around the pool or at the beach with a free plug-and-play speaker from Pringles with a mail-in offer. Buy four cans of Pringles Super Stacks, print out the form and mail it with the receipt to get the speaker that pops into an empty Pringles can. Purchases must be made by Oct. 31 and postmarked by Nov. 30. Get the deal at redeyechicago.com/speaker . 10 free tunes from Spin Get 10 free iTunes songs chosen from SPIN magazine's May/June issue.
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May 23, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
The J. Parker, a restaurant/lounge on the 13th floor of Hotel Lincoln, is no longer just for eating and drinking. Hotel Lincoln and Equinox Fitness Club have teamed up for Rooftop Yoga, a yoga class on the rooftop of The J. Parker that debuts in June. The class features Equinox instructors and takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Wednesday throughout the month. Bob Shelley, Hotel Lincoln general manager, said the hotel was in need of a creative way to give members of the community access to the rooftop view, and Rooftop Yoga is a great way to offer something unique to the neighborhood.
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March 20, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
It started with an offer for a free bottle of Boone's Farm almost exactly one year ago.  We're giving away a Special Reserve 2013 vintage bottle of Strawberry Hill to anyone who can get Scumbag Steve on... http://t.co/lMkycTsmRW - Too White Crew (@toowhitecrew) March 18, 2013 It was sent by Too White Crew lead singer  John Cordogiannes. He didn't think the offer for a bottle of bum wine to anyone who could get "Scumbag Steve" on stage at an upcoming show would actually go anywhere.
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