The good news: Peter Sagal hosts The Moth's Second Chicago GrandSLAM, featuring winners of the The Moth's Chicago StorySLAMS, tonight! This should be a wonderful show that you will long regret if you miss.The bad news: It's sold out.But . . .
Every morning Yahoo! greets people with some new headline like “Top 10 Jobs Earning Over 100K Right Out of College,” or “Top 8 Cities for Cat Lovers.” If you’re like me, you can’t help clicking on the link, even though you’re not right out of college or a cat lover.
This is pretty cool.Not long ago, John Green, author of such YA novels as Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns and a household name for households with 15-year-olds, tweeted the title of his upcoming (and unfinished) novel and a few of its details.That day, the book, which wasn'
It's been a while since Chicago rapper Psalm One's acclaimed Rhymesayers Entertainment debut, The Death of Frequent Flyer — "My record label wants The Miseducation of Psalm One, and we're going to make it for them," she says — but in the meantime there's been no shortage
Pleasant "L" ride last night.Until someone tried to rob me. Then it became less pleasant, but the AC was going, so I can't complain too much.I was listening to my iPhone, it clearly visible to anyone. I know, I know, a mistake. The guy next to me was talking on his phone.
No city is producing better crime fiction right now than Chicago. I don't want to think too hard about why that is. Gillian Flynn, Kevin Guilfoile, the list goes on. Marcus Sakey may be the most prolific of the bunch, and he's certainly one of the most talented.
For people who love to socialize but prefer to do it without having anyone anywhere near them, last week was one to remember.Google+ is now a part of our lives.The social-media platform actually launched last month but only for an elite set that Google deemed worthy of extending a personal invitatio
With Pitchfork this weekend, a lot of the attention has been been on shock rappers Odd Future performing, but Das Racist is the fest's rap group that would be on my must-see list (they perform tonight at 6:30 p.m.) if I didn't have to spend the evening saying, "No, you can't have/do that" to my