June 18, 2013 |
A local group of artists, designers and engineers, collectively known as MB Labs, took a new approach to musical innovation, earning them the top spot in the 2013 Red Bull Creation, a nationwide themed-building competition. MB Labs' team that competed this past weekend in New York City included Bill Fienup, Hyuns Hong, David Hull and Harvey Moon. It took them less than 72 hours to create Autoloop, a musical instrument that embodied the competition theme of “Signal to Noise,” and beat inventions from five other teams.
May 14, 2013 |
Andy Gould, one of the owners of Scofflaw, definitely has a sense of humor. A redacted press release posted on Scofflaw's blog Wednesday was a playful way to announce a new Logan Square bar that the team has in the works. But because details are scarce, it led to some speculation, including a rumor that the bar would be "hillbilly-" or "country-Western-" themed. "I can go on the record and say that we are not [building] a hillbilly line-dancing bar," Gould said. "Though I think it's kind of hilarious and kind of enjoy it. I don't know...
April 16, 2013 |
EAT New Spring Menu Mercat a la Planxa 638 S. Michigan Ave. 312-765-0524 Lighter fare is the theme of eight new seasonal, shareable Spanish plates including escalivada d'alberginia (eggplant fritters, piquillo pepper, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese and lavender honey; $14) and baix amb pesol y escabeche (striped bass, quinoa, spring peas and kumquat-chorizo marinade; $16). 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m. 50th Anniversary Jeri's Grill 4357 N. Western Ave. 773-604-8775 Swing by the 24-hour neighborhood diner - which...
April 4, 2013 |
After five years of providing Lincoln Park with sand, indoor bags games and a venue in which to chug an entire fishbowl of brightly colored booze, Uncle Fatty's Rum Resort will close its doors May 4. Co-owner Brian Galati today announced that he and his partners will expand next-door Headquarters Beercade , which they also run, into the space currently occupied by Uncle Fatty's. "It was near and dear to our hearts," Galati said. "[Uncle Fatty's] was a concept everybody counted out in the beginning and here we are five years later.
February 26, 2013 |
It's not exactly the Yellow Brick Road, but a proverbial hop, skip and a jump up the Kennedy Expressway from the wizard of Oz's birthplace lies the origin of a new kind of Oz creation. More than a century after L. Frank Baum penned "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" in his Humboldt Park home, a Chicago-based high-tech start-up called Spooky Cool Labs has created a licensed city-building Facebook game, called "The Wizard of Oz," based on the adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the rest of Baum's...
January 7, 2013 |
While we're getting all pumped up about the winter return of shows like "Girls" and "Downton Abbey" and emotionally prepping for the end of "30 Rock," we almost forgot about another delicious subset of TV: reality. Our friends over in the "real" world have been cooking up some exceptionally ... interesting ... ideas to get us through the bleak months to come. Follow our scale, from least to most ridiculous, to decide what you'll be watching next. firstname.lastname@example.org | @redeyedana "The Face" Oxygen The concept: "America's Next Top Model" judge...