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Randolph Street Market Festival

We feel like “I’m getting married” is the new, “I could never get married.”  It’s like how the buttoned-down double windsor knotting and brill creamery of the Don Draper early 60s led to the dirt bag, bearded Cheech & Chong-dom of the 70s.  All those people with their inability to foresee themselves locked into a   


Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

Arguably Chicago’s best music festival (a very crowded category), the Pitchfork Music Festival, will be returning to Union Park this July for it’s ninth consecutive year.  Who’s playing?  Who gives a crud?  It’s going to be totally rad.  Stop asking questions and buy your tickets already.


Happy New Year’s from Holly J.

Hey, y’all.  I’m writing this on the eve of the eve of New Year’s Day.  I know it’s a little premature for the requisite New Year thanks, well wishes, and predictions, but there’s a better than average chance that I will be too incapacitated to write this (or anything for that matter) tomorrow night. First,   


Bears vs. Rams

While we did enjoy reading this week’s Onion article, Bears Giving Jay Cutler A Few Years To Properly Heal, we realize that all satire is based in truth and the truth of the matter is that Chicago has a quarterback that spends a sizeable chunk of every season on the sidelines nursing at injury.  We happen   


The Return of the Chicago Spire

Right on the heels of a spurious ruling that our coveted Willis Tower is nolonger the tallest building in North America, there’s news that the ill-fated Chicago Spire may be triumphantly rising like a phoenix from a circular, flooded, hole on the banks of Lake Michigan. For those who don’t remember, back in the Summer   


Mana Food Bar Awarded Bib Gourmand

The internationally recognized food snobs at Michelin recently announced their 2014 ‘Bib Gourmand’ Honorees. A lot of our favs made the list like Lula Café, Hopleaf and Urban Belly, but we’d like to bestow special mad props to our fellow Division St. proprietors, Mana Food Bar. Mana Food Bar is our go to spot for   


Awaiting Council on Tall Buildings to Confirm Superiority of Willis Tower

Any day now, the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat will issue a deciding ruling on which building is taller: the Willis Tower or, up-and-comer, One World Trade Center.  Experts will tell you it comes down to a technical ruling on the categorization of World Trade Center’s upper mast as either a spire   


Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears

Assuming Smokin’ Jay Cutler’s groin is back in proper working order, we can expect our beloved Chicago Bears to handily dismantle the Lions this Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.  Game starts at noon, but you can expect it to be in the bag for the Monsters of Midway by halftime. Not actually going to Soldier Field   


Free Comedy Show at Innertown

Not into American Football?  (Or alternatively) Into American Football, but deeply bummed that your hometown team lost to the Patriots earlier in the afternoon?  Then might we recommend the Innertown Pub’s Sunday Night Comedy Show?  What better way to wash away the anxiety of being trapped in a consumerist society almost uniformly obsessed with the   


Halloween & Hood Smoke at Jerry’s Sandwiches

Jerry’s Sandwiches, our favorite Division St. sandwich-based restaurant named after a 60’s Flower Power Era stalwart, will be throwing a throwback costume & covers party this Halloween night. Chicago’s own Hood Smoke will play The Police’s album ‘Synchronicity’ while miss remember will do a rendition of Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged in NY.’ Throw on a costume, save