Posts in category "Arts&Culture"

That time I performed improv to a sellout crowd on Second City's main stage and didn't die

This is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly “Blogapalooz-Hour” writing exercise in which the CN blogging community is given a topic and then conceives, writes and publishes a post in exactly one hour. This month’s topic: “Write about something you know now that you wish you knew then” For the first time, I asked one of the... Read more »

Remembering Prince: ChicagoNow bloggers on the death of a legend

Remembering Prince: ChicagoNow bloggers on the death of a legend
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John Hughes remembered by ChicagoNow bloggers (updated)

This afternoon we learned that filmmaker John Hughes died at the age of 59. Responsible for quintessential teen films of the 80s such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink (not to mention other fine comedic contributions like Uncle Buck and Home Alone), Hughes graduated from Glenbrook North... Read more »
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Got Pride, Chicago-style?

ChicagoNow is here, queer and blogging about Pride Weekend. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, the event that kicked off the U.S. LGBT rights movement. Nearly half-a-century after the fact, however, we’re still fighting for gay marriage, devastated by the recent Prop8 rulings, and upset with the Obama... Read more »