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February 17, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Don't be an a**hole. Have fun.  Those are the only rules at Snowbrawl, an annual impromptu event organized (loosely) by RedEye, Do312 and Chicagoist . What is it? One big snowball fight in Wicker Park, basically, where hundreds show up to fling powder around.  Details: 8 p.m. Wicker Park. Monday night (Feb. 17). Bring gloves. Use #snowbrawl2014 to Tweet and Instagram. In case you're a newbie, here's a glimpse at what you've missed the past few years.  Snow Brawl 2013 from Ray Whitehouse on Vimeo . Here's RedEye's Ernest Wilkins announcing the (very simple)
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
EAT (Free!) Grand Opening SideDoor Rush and Ontario streets 312-787-6768 Slide in the Rush Street side door of the historic McCormick Mansion for a bash at this American-style gastropub featuring live jazz and complimentary appetizers and libations such as salmon gravlax rillettes cured with gin and citrus; lamb "cigars" with root vegetables and goat cheese; and mini-pastrami sandwiches with rarebit and giardiniera on pretzel rolls....
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February 13, 2014 | By Charne Graham, @88nae88 and For RedEye
It happens to the best of us. You spend a tremendous amount of money on a college education and when you finally walk across the stage, you're officially a part of the "real world. " If you're anything like me, you thought earning a bachelor's degree would mean a gateway to a job making big bucks right away. I couldn't have been more wrong, but thankfully I received a call from a temporary staffing agency. It won't be too long before I do make that grand entrance to a permanent and full-time job, but until I join those ranks, I have a few tips for permanent employees who have temps in their offices.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins and RedEye Sound Board
Life happens. Between work and all the other obligations you have, it can be easy to just rotate the same songs and playlists over and over and over again. Here's some situations you might currently be encountering with new music selections to plug in instead of the same ol' stuff. iF: You need a new workout tune that makes you want to run through a wall then rip out the heart of your coworker that still makes "TPS reports" jokes ... THEN try: "Heart Attack American" by The Bronx You get 12 seconds of humanity before the piercing scream of lead singer Matt Caughthran should absolutely decimate your previous personal best dead lift and/or cause you to beat someone to death with a BOSU ball.
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February 11, 2014 | Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins | RedEye Sound Board
Say what you want about Martellus Bennett, at least he's consistent. The Bears tight end has released a new mixtape of original raps with the clever title of "Year of the Orange Dinosaur. " This release follows 2011's "Fast Food. " If you're concerned that this new venture will be a distraction, fret not: Bennett took to Twitter to let everyone know not to expect a long rap career from him. "I am not a rapper or musician nor do I want to be. I'm just c reative trying to express myself in as many ways as possible," he tweeted.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Molly Fedick, @mylifeasmolly and For RedEye
Tired of swiping right to no avail? New dating app Hinge could be the answer to your problems - or the start of more. I put both to the test to see if tried-and-true Tinder held court against the new kid in schoo - I mean, within your geographical radius. Tinder How it works: If you've been living under a rock or have just emerged from a long-term relationship (so, pretty much the same as living under a rock), Tinder is Generation Y's answer to dating: rapid-fire physical judgment followed by bitter disappointment at the person's weird way of holding a fork.
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January 29, 2014 | By Matt Pais and Dana Moran and RedEye
The setup: The trade group representing major theater chains announced this week that it was clamping down on the duration of movie trailers. We asked two RedEye staffers to debate: Should movie trailers be restricted to two minutes? YEP No one should compain about movie trailers shrinking from two and a half minutes to two minutes. Do you know how that extra 30 seconds is used? In comedies it's to pack in the movie's sixth- and seventh-best jokes, and in dramas it's to semi-subtlely tell you what happens at the end. Movies now start 20 minutes after their posted start times in order to allow for six or seven or 500 trailers beforehand.
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