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February 13, 2013 | By Matt Lindner @mattlindner and For RedEye
The founders of a Chicago-based online matchmaking service say the art of courtship has evolved as technology has become more pervasive in our lives--and that's not necessarily a good thing. "We think things have went a little bit too far with Facebook, with online dating where you're just interacting with your computer," said Sarah Press, CEO and co-founder of Project Fixup. "We wanted to create a fun way to bring single people together to meet in person at a fun bar and have a conversation and see if they hit it off. " Project Fixup aims to bring together compatible singles that share similar interests at venues throughout the city that will be conducive to conversation all while protecting their privacy in the process.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
General Krell continues his relentless assault on the planet of Umbara in "The General," the latest episode of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" debuting at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 on Cartoon Network. It's the second of four episodes about the attack on Umbara, and was directed by Walter Murch, who won Oscars for both sound and picture editing of "The English Patient. " (He also has an Oscar for his sound editing of "Apocalypse Now. ") The A longtime friend of George Lucas worked with the "Star Wars" creator on the films "THX 1138" and "American Graffiti.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
If you missed the first season of "Downton Abbey" on PBS' Masterpiece Classic last year, you're in luck. The network is reairing the award-winning series beginning Dec. 18. (In Chicago it's on WTTW at 7 p.m.) "Downton Abbey" follows the lives of an aristocratic British family and its servants beginning in 1912, just as the social and political landscape is in upheaval. "Gosford Park" writer Julian Fellowes weaves stories of women's suffrage, the rise of socialism and new technology with universal themes of love, betrayal and domestic politics.
NEWS
January 10, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
In case you were wondering, it really is Sammy Sosa, the real Sammy Sosa, on social media. Rebecca Polihronis, marketing manager for Injex 21, a company that makes needle-free technology for drugs that are injected, confirmed Thursday that the former Cubs star has joined the image-sharing site Pinterest . Sosa is the CEO of Injex 21. “We're learning social media, we're not pros at it yet, but we're working on it,” she said, also confirming...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
"Sesame Street" is spoofing its fellow PBS show "Downton Abbey" on Feb. 4 with "Upside Downton Abbey. " As you can see in the clip above, the Dowager Countess and butler Mr. Carson are having some issues with the topsy turvy take on the British series. Carson just can't seem to get the Countess her tea, or crumpets, before they fall to the ceiling. Things get back to normal with she agrees to the change the name of the estate to Right Side Upton Abbey. Guest stars scheduled to appear in the 43rd season of "Sesame Street" include Kristen Bell, Jon Hamm, Matt Kemp, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melissa McCarthy, Paula Patton, Amy Ryan, Donald Glover, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Bobby Moynihan and Dax Shepard.
NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
A Chicago teenager clad in a T-shirt with Al Capone on it was arrested Monday afternoon, after he allegedly mugged a man near the Illinois Institute of Technology campus.  Jonathan Pride, 19, of the 1600 block of North Nagle Avenue in Austin, was charged with robbery when he was arrested by IIT public safety officers looking for him in the 2700 block of South Princeton Avenue.  Pride robbed a 26-year-old Bridgeport man who was walking down...
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Techweek is digging deep into the music scene.  The week long tech conference announced today that a music fest --dubbed Future Sound--will kick off at the tail end of the Chicago appearance of Techweek. Brooklyn-based synth-pop band St. Lucia will appear on the second day of the fest, Saturday, June 27.  Future Sound is "focused on the intersection of music and technology," where bands will play on a stage set between the Chicago River and Merchandise Mart, where the main festivities for Techweek are held.  Two additional headliners have yet to be announced, but the official announcement today gave a few hints.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
CTA riders could see fewer instances of buses arriving at stops in pairs, thanks to CTA board approval Wednesday of a tool that may reduce bus bunching. The CTA board approved a three-year, $13.4 million contract with Clever Devices , a New York-based transportation technology company with a Chicago office, which is meant to improve communications between the CTA control center and bus drivers. The system would allow control center workers to see buses bunch in real time and tell bus drivers if they need to slow down on their route or speed up to keep pace with other buses, CTA spokesman Brian Steele said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Kyle Kramer and For RedEye
El-P, as might be expected for a guy whose resume includes performing as part of the widely beloved New York rap group Company Flow, running the underground label Def Jux, and making acclaimed music of his own, has been busy lately. In recent months he's released a solo album, "Cancer for Cure," and produced an album for Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, "R.A.P. Music"--both of which stand among the year's most riveting hip-hop releases--while still finding time to collaborate with buzzed-about artists like Mr. MFN eXquire and Das Racist.
NEWS
January 9, 2012 | By Kalyn Belsha, For RedEye
It wasn't what the Lady Gagas and the Jimmy Fallons of the Twitter world see when they tweet, but it was a response nonetheless. "Just saw @FiorettiChicago with a can of spray paint covering graffiti on Halsted. He said it was faster if he did it himself. Awesome. " So tweeted one resident about Robert Fioretti, alderman of the 2nd Ward, when he saw the Chicago politician taking a neighborhood problem into his own hands one night in October. The feedback - like everything on the site - was swift.
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