St. Patrick's Day from the bartender's perspective

St. Patrick's Day from the bartender's perspective
After an arduous Polar Vortex laden, January and a grey, abysmal February, we are now all up in March. Yes, March. The month that, thanks to St. Patrick’s Day, comes in like a drunken lion and out like a hungover lamb. While most of you are shopping for green clothing and saving your pennies to... Read more »

Matthew McConaughey: Proof that indie film is a powerful medium

Matthew McConaughey: Proof that indie film is a powerful medium
If someone were to tell me Matthew McConaughey would win an Oscar ten years ago, I would have smacked that person in the ear while shouting, “Surely you jest!” Alas, it has happened and it was well deserved. Alright, alright, alright. I know this is old news but there is something to be said for... Read more »

David Fincher in early talks to direct Steve Jobs biopic

David Fincher in early talks to direct Steve Jobs biopic
Awwwww, yea! Another Steve Jobs movie is on the way. I had heard news well over a year ago that Aaron Sorkin had a biopic in the works but it was untitled and without a director. Although it remains without a title, it seems like the tides have turned and David Fincher is in the... Read more »
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Take a breather from Snapchat and stay secure

Take a breather from Snapchat and stay secure
During a recent holiday cocktail hour I found myself drunkenly explaining the glory of Snapchat to my equally inebriated family members. “It’s amaze!” I glamored. “It’s also a super fun way to stay connected and an inventive way to take selfies and doodle penises on your face.” No lie, I’ve mastered the art of drawing... Read more »

Five movies to get you into the Thanksgiving spirit

Five movies to get you into the Thanksgiving spirit
Like most adults, Thanksgiving has become one of my favorite holidays. You can catch a buzz the night before, marinate on the couch all day, eat fabulous food and share after dinner farts with loved ones. It’s also a fabulous time to catch some quality time with the boob tube. If football isn’t for you... Read more »

If you find the hashtag obnoxious, don't hate it, embrace it

If you find the hashtag obnoxious, don't hate it, embrace it
You’d have to be a blind hobo to be unaware of the hashtag explosion that’s changed the way people discuss television, movies, food, politics, etc. From indie films to fast food chains, hashtags have been created for people to connect amongst the Twittersphere. Even Facebook and Google+ have jumped on the bandwagon. That being said,... Read more »
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The Carrie coffee shop prank is marketing genius

Have you seen this video prank that promotes the new Carrie movie? If you haven’t, do it. It has been spreading like wildfire! It’s clever, hilarious and probably one of the most amazing pieces of movie marketing I have ever seen. I remember back in 2008 when Forgetting Sarah Marshall was on the brink of... Read more »

Is the United State of Football Safe Enough?

Is the United State of Football Safe Enough?
Football has been THE number one sport in my family since I was a wee little girl in Upstate New York. Buffalo Bills football to be specific. Yes, I’m a Bills fan. Zip it. So, the first time I ever saw a traumatic head injury, besides seeing one brother smack another over the head with... Read more »

The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival is back for its 25th anniversary

The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival is back for its 25th anniversary
Experimental cinema is still thriving! Who knew? Chicago Filmmakers is presenting our fine city with the 25th anniversary of the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival. There will be sixty to seventy films from all over the world being screened over four days. It’s September 5th-8th, so if you’re a fan of this offbeat... Read more »
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My favorite place in Chicago: Hollywood beach

My favorite place in Chicago: Hollywood beach
Chicago is currently the love of my life. It’s a city of famous museums, beautiful architecture and lovely parks. Our summers are humid as heck but hey, we have clean and plentiful beaches! This is why my favorite place to go in Chicago has to be Hollywood beach, aka the “gay” beach. There are a... Read more »