Archive for March 2014

SELF Magazine needs to look beyond photo incident

SELF Magazine needs to look beyond photo incident
One of the big stories this week that made everyone ask “Are you f’ing kidding me?” was SELF Magazine making fun of a woman battling cancer. SELF got permission to use a photo (pictured above) of Monika Allen wearing a tutu while running the L.A. Marthon. What the magazine neglected to tell her though, was... Read more »

Who is the worst weatherperson in Chicago?

Who is the worst weatherperson in Chicago?
WGN’s Larry Potash asked this morning on his Facebook page “Who do you think is the worst weatherman in Chicago?”. The answers to his question were completely varied, including people claiming they all sucked, that it got me thinking who do people really think is the worst weatherperson in Chicago. For that reason, I decided... Read more »

Pharrell Williams' Happy: My secret confession

Did you just watch that video above this? Did you love it? I know you did. Well, last evening, the great folks here at ChicagoNow held a group event where everyone posted about their guilty secret. Though I opted out of participating due to other engagements, I do have a confession to make. Unfortunately, my... Read more »
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Divergent: Are you ready?

Divergent, the movie based on the top selling book of the same name, opens tomorrow in theaters nationwide. Set in a futuristic dystopian Chicago, Divergent finds society divided into five fractions, each based on a virtue that the members of that fraction excel at. Everybody must decide which fraction to become a member of for... Read more »

First Kiss Parodies: Cute, gross, and hilarious

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We'll start with the original ad for those that have not seen it.
By now, most people have seen the First Kiss ad that has gone viral. Also by now, most people have made a parody of the First Kiss ad. So, let us all agree to just stop making parodies of it now. It has gone too far. Just stop it. Of course, for those that haven’t... Read more »

Be more than your job!

Be more than your job!
Something has been bothering me lately, so I’m going to be a little preachy today. Too many times I hear people identify themselves only as their position at work. I recently asked someone about them self, and their reply was “I’m a (insert job title here).” I probed further because I already knew what they... Read more »
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Stupid: Stop saying this word!

Merriam-Webster defines Stupid as “not intelligent: having or showing a lack of ability to learn and understand things.” However, people have started using the word to define everything. Whether it is something they do not like, somebody they do not like, or just something they have no knowledge of, it immediately becomes “stupid”. I am... Read more »

Spring Break Chicago

The Lincoln Park Zoo has a fun loving way to spend a Sunday morning. On Sunday, March 23, participates can eat breakfast while learning about Chimpanzees and Gorillas.

The event is from 9:30 am - 11:00 am., and tickets start at $60.00.

For more information, <a title="Why John Travolta owes Idina Menzel an apology" href="http://www.lpzoo.org/events/calendar/breakfast-apes" target="_blank">click here</a>.
Winter is finally ending, and that can mean only one thing. SPRING BREAK! Over the next several weeks, people will be seeking out things to do for Spring Break. After such a brutal winter, even those that are not in school are just looking for a reason to get out and about. To help you... Read more »

LGBT Community told to avoid Mississippi

LGBT Community told to avoid Mississippi
GetEqual Mississppi, a gay advocacy group, has issued a travel advisory for the LGBT community. The advisory is to let the community know that it is advised to avoid Mississippi unless you are absolutely required to go. The reason for the alert is because Mississippi has decided to try to pass the “Mississippi Religious Freedom... Read more »
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is ready to invade your brain

Last night I had the great pleasure of watching the World Premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey at the Adler Planetarium. The Adler was one of just 10 places in the Country that was chosen to host the event, which was billed as the largest premiere for a television series in history. Cosmos, for those that do... Read more »