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May 13, 2012 | By Stephen Markley, For RedEye
A Republican super PAC recently rolled out an ad accusing President Obama of being too "cool," and with that, the GOP completed its total transformation into a crotchety old man who keeps your football when it lands in his yard. I've written about the headwinds facing our generation: We've been loaded with debt, shoved into the worst economy since the Great Depression, and told we're entitled brats even as both political parties make plans for us to pay for their tax cuts, entitlement programs, disastrous wars and environmental crises.
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May 22, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
Yes, the title character of “Frances Ha” is a New York woman in her 20s struggling with her professional life and the romantic and platonic tiers of her personal life. Still, don't ask Greta Gerwig, who plays Frances and co-wrote the film with director and Gerwig's reported boyfriend Noah Baumbach (“Greenberg”), how Frances would interact with the girls on “Girls.” She doesn't see an overlap.   “['Girls' deals] with a slightly earlier moment of life, but for me I just feel like films and television exist in their own universes and they have their own rules,” says the 29-year-old...
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January 10, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
Since she was featured on an episode of TLC's "Extreme Couponing" last year and an all-star version of the reality shopping show last week, it's been easier to walk an aisle in Antoinette Peterson's shoes. The 30-year-old Morgan Park resident said she's been recognized at grocery stores since appearing on the show, which documents how people from across the country save large amounts on their grocery bills. They use coupons and sometimes grow food stockpiles in their homes from multiple purchases.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) “I know nothing about Chilean politics. I assume it has nothing to do with me. What, Gael Garcia Bernal is in it? Tell me more.” - Your possible initial impression of the drama “No.” “No,” which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Oscars, is anything but inaccessible. In the film, based on the true story of the 1988 public vote on whether to keep Chilean President Augusto Pinochet, many of the “no” votes come from young people, mid-level employees and major celebrities.
NEWS
August 22, 2012 | Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
The economy is forcing more young Americans to put off major life decisions, according to a new survey. But how the young voters react to this year's upcoming presidential election as a result remains to be seen. Results were released Wednesday from a poll of 1,003 Americans ages 18 to 29 conducted between July 27 and July 31 and commissioned by Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization aimed educating and engaging Millennials on economic challenges. The survey has a 3.1 percent margin of error.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
So, did young voters rock the vote? It looks like they did. “Youth turnout was strong. It was right in keeping with turnout in 2008, which of course was the year of the youth vote,” said Peter Levine, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, which studies youth voting. In a conference call Wednesday, Levine estimated youth voter turnout was at least 49.3 percent--or more than 22 million voters ages 18 to 29. But that number is based on 97 percent of precincts that have fully reported their votes...
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and For RedEye
People who live in Pullman, Roseland, Logan Square or Wicker Park may get an unexpected surprise on Halloween. About 120 volunteers affiliated with Chicago Votes , a nonpartisan organization to encourage young adults to vote, will be dressed in costume for its Trick or Vote event. “People are already expecting people to knock on their doors and it's perfect timing because the presidential election is the week after,” said event coordinator Claudia Telles, 24, of Logan Square.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*** (out of four) “I know nothing about Chilean politics. I assume it has nothing to do with me. What, Gael Garcia Bernal is in it? Tell me more.” - Your possible initial impression of the drama “No.” “No,” which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Oscars, is anything but inaccessible. In the film, based on the true story of the 1988 public vote on whether to keep Chilean President Augusto Pinochet, many of the “no” votes come from young people, mid-level employees and...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
MTV has another docu-series in the works and is looking for young people who "play the role of parent" for their parents. The show will be titled "My Child Does It All. " For more info, see the release below: MTV is currently seeking people that play the role of the parent while their mother is going through a hard time. If you're the one in the family who takes care of everyone and everything, then this might be the show for you. Do you feel like you are picking up the slack for your parents?
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | Stephen Markley
If the 2012 election teaches young people anything, it will be that if you're someday hoping to hold elected office, start behaving yourself now. And by “young people”, I mean first graders. For most of us in the Facebook generation, it's already way too late. The general election campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - still in its hot, sloggy summer days - has increasingly demonstrated that the past is not only fair game but will be vaunted, vilified, deconstructed, and debated with a fury normally reserved for all things Kardashian.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
So, did young voters rock the vote? It looks like they did. “Youth turnout was strong. It was right in keeping with turnout in 2008, which of course was the year of the youth vote,” said Peter Levine, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, which studies youth voting. In a conference call Wednesday, Levine estimated youth voter turnout was at least 49.3 percent--or more than 22 million voters ages 18 to 29. But that number is based on 97 percent of precincts that have fully reported their votes as of Wednesday morning, so turnout may grow to...
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and For RedEye
People who live in Pullman, Roseland, Logan Square or Wicker Park may get an unexpected surprise on Halloween. About 120 volunteers affiliated with Chicago Votes , a nonpartisan organization to encourage young adults to vote, will be dressed in costume for its Trick or Vote event. “People are already expecting people to knock on their doors and it's perfect timing because the presidential election is the week after,” said event coordinator Claudia Telles, 24, of Logan Square.
NEWS
August 22, 2012 | Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
The economy is forcing more young Americans to put off major life decisions, according to a new survey. But how the young voters react to this year's upcoming presidential election as a result remains to be seen. Results were released Wednesday from a poll of 1,003 Americans ages 18 to 29 conducted between July 27 and July 31 and commissioned by Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization aimed educating and engaging Millennials on economic challenges. The survey has a 3.1 percent margin...
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | Stephen Markley
If the 2012 election teaches young people anything, it will be that if you're someday hoping to hold elected office, start behaving yourself now. And by “young people”, I mean first graders. For most of us in the Facebook generation, it's already way too late. The general election campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - still in its hot, sloggy summer days - has increasingly demonstrated that the past is not only fair game but will be vaunted, vilified, deconstructed, and debated with a fury normally reserved for all things...
NEWS
May 13, 2012 | By Stephen Markley, For RedEye
A Republican super PAC recently rolled out an ad accusing President Obama of being too "cool," and with that, the GOP completed its total transformation into a crotchety old man who keeps your football when it lands in his yard. I've written about the headwinds facing our generation: We've been loaded with debt, shoved into the worst economy since the Great Depression, and told we're entitled brats even as both political parties make plans for us to pay for their tax cuts, entitlement programs, disastrous wars and environmental crises.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
MTV has another docu-series in the works and is looking for young people who "play the role of parent" for their parents. The show will be titled "My Child Does It All. " For more info, see the release below: MTV is currently seeking people that play the role of the parent while their mother is going through a hard time. If you're the one in the family who takes care of everyone and everything, then this might be the show for you. Do you feel like you are picking up the slack for your parents?
NEWS
February 14, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
Like most of this country, I was rocked when I found out about the passing of Whitney Houston on Saturday. To be more precise, I yelled, "Lawd, not Whitney!" to everyone in the bar. Then I got back to drinking. Meanwhile, what was happening online has now become standard procedure when a celebrity dies: Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages from fans like, "Whitney Houston was the light of the world. " I loved Whitney's voice as much as the next guy, but ... are you serious, bro?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
Yes, the title character of “Frances Ha” is a New York woman in her 20s struggling with her professional life and the romantic and platonic tiers of her personal life. Still, don't ask Greta Gerwig, who plays Frances and co-wrote the film with director and Gerwig's reported boyfriend Noah Baumbach (“Greenberg”), how Frances would interact with the girls on “Girls.” She doesn't see an overlap.   “['Girls' deals] with a slightly earlier moment of life, but for me I just feel like films and television exist in their own universes and they have their own rules,”...
NEWS
February 14, 2012 | By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye
Like most of this country, I was rocked when I found out about the passing of Whitney Houston on Saturday. To be more precise, I yelled, "Lawd, not Whitney!" to everyone in the bar. Then I got back to drinking. Meanwhile, what was happening online has now become standard procedure when a celebrity dies: Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages from fans like, "Whitney Houston was the light of the world. " I loved Whitney's voice as much as the next guy, but ... are you serious, bro?
NEWS
January 10, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz, RedEye
Since she was featured on an episode of TLC's "Extreme Couponing" last year and an all-star version of the reality shopping show last week, it's been easier to walk an aisle in Antoinette Peterson's shoes. The 30-year-old Morgan Park resident said she's been recognized at grocery stores since appearing on the show, which documents how people from across the country save large amounts on their grocery bills. They use coupons and sometimes grow food stockpiles in their homes from multiple purchases.
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