April 16, 2013 |
The CTA is asking for rider opinion on rail car seating arrangements as it gathers information before selecting a manufacturer for the upcoming 7000-series cars. In a survey e-mailed to some CTA riders this week , the agency asks riders to weigh in on whether they prefer the aisle-facing seats on the new 5000-series rail cars to the standard seating on the older rail cars on the Brown and Blue lines. The CTA also asks riders whether they would rather see the aisle-facing cloth seats on the 5000-series cars or plastic bench seats featured in New York City subway cars.
November 27, 2013 |
After writing this column for six years now, I've realized the most under-appreciated aspect of column-writing is that you must first come up with an "idea. " You must care enough about this "idea" to go to the trouble of rendering an opinion (that's by necessity incomplete and probably wrong), an opinion which might garner you public bile, venom and occasionally gay pornographic pictures cut and pasted onto the fringes of a letter (yes, I still have it in a shoebox). You're constantly concocting and discarding ideas: some on the cusp of...
June 15, 2013 |
There was a time when you couldn't walk past a news stand without tripping over a new Kanye West interview. Times have changed. News stands have basically ceased to exist, and Yeezy's a little more judicious about who gets to publish his thoughts. (Also, Twitter exists.) After reading his mind-blowingly wacky interview with the New York Times, we compiled this chart of his thoughts at various points in his illustrious career. ON TAYLOR SWIFT September 2010, via Twitter I'm sorry, Taylor.
January 11, 2012 |
Just like the rest of the world, when RedEye staffers hear the news, we have our opinions - serious or not-so-serious. Here is some of the reaction to the news that Derrick Rose has a toe sprain and is day-to-day. Brian Moore , @redeyesportsguy Now is the time for Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah to step up and start earning those contracts. Ernest Wilkins, @remixchicago Derrick Rose proves his workhorse status nightly.
July 23, 2012 |
When news breaks, the RedEye sports staff has its opinions - serious and not-so-serious. Here are their thoughts on the Penn State sanctions. Julie DiCaro @juliedicaro I honestly cannot recall this amount of concern over "student- athletes" and a negative impact on other schools when anyone else got sanctioned. (cough, USC, cough). Jimmy Greenfield @jcgreenx I barely stomach college football but I'm watching Penn State play next season.
January 31, 2012 |
Somewhere, Ryan Seacrest is giggling to himself. Eonline.com confirmed Tuesday that judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones are out at "The X Factor," leaving Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as the only survivors. Despite the fact that Simon told The Hollywood Reporter that "an audience of less than 20 million viewers would be a flat-out 'disappointment,'" the show earned an average of only 12.5 million viewers -- a far cry from "Idol's" 29.3 million. Here's how it went down -- before and after.