November 21, 2012 |
Here's how some Chicago colleges are celebrating Thanksgiving students who remain on campus. Columbia College: Columbia will participate in the Thanksgiving Fellowship program run by the International House at the University of Chicago for eight international students to spend their Thanksgiving holiday with an American family in Southern Illinois. Northwestern University is also doing a similar program called Host an International, where university staff, faculty and students open their homes to international students on Thanksgiving.
December 3, 2012 |
It's natural that RedEye would ask me to handle its bowl preview. I'm an expert on bowls, after all. Not only do I eat from one (almost) exclusively, I also drink from the tall one made of porcelain when my owners aren't looking. Judge all you want, but it gets hot under all this fur. Where was I? Oh yeah, bowl predictions. Here are the seven games that caught my eye. Dec. 15: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Toledo vs. Utah State Watch because: Mmm, potatoes.
November 15, 2011 |
Some of my fondest memories of my early single years (notice I said “early”) in Chicago have to do with the holidays, when my friends and I would get together and not only drink, but make Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Those get-togethers always were enjoyable and sometimes uncomfortable - I'm thinking specifically of the time I accidentally eavesdropped on some rather loud sex being had in the bedroom next to the pantry where I was trying to sleep. Anyway, a friend introducing a new boyfriend or girlfriend into the group also...
November 15, 2012 |
Recently, a friend's little brother turned 21. Like most people, he overdid it on the booze and while recovering from his epic hangover, he asked my friend if people rage hard when they get older. Little dude, the short answer is: "Oh HELL Yes. " We just do it differently. I don't profess to know it all, but I do have some advice that will save you a lot of time and embarrassment. Here are the 25 things you need to know about drinking after you turn 25. 1. You have nothing to prove.
November 3, 2011 |
And just like that, the holiday season is upon us. Brace yourselves for lots of funky holiday shopping events, seasonal ceremonies, family-style dinners, brew fests and a few non-holiday bashes in between, for when the spirit begins to overwhelm you. 3-6: SOFA Chicago 2011 Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Short for the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, this annual art bash will make even the biggest...
November 21, 2012 |
'Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring - because they were all out at a bar, getting drunk. That's the story of Thanksgiving Eve, more commonly known as Black Wednesday. Maybe it's the impending four-day weekend, the influx of out-of-town friends or just the desire to kick off the holiday season with a big, boozy bang, but Nov. 21 is one of the biggest going-out nights of the year. Whether you're looking to throw down - or avoid throwing up like last year - we've put together three party plans to help you do this...