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ChicagoNow Blogapalooza-Hour 2013 – read them all HERE! Advice… advice… First of all, I’m putting on the Beatles. I feel like this is going to be a total vibe session, and nobody better to back it than my favorite music makers. Good. Advice is a funny thing. Sometimes you crave it, sometimes you loathe it.... Read more »

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 5, Chris Clay

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 5, Chris Clay
BULLS FAN CAM, Game 5: Bulls 91 @ Nets 110 Chris Clay, 25, Bolingbrook Chosen by Joscar Demby 25-year-old Chris Clay is a die-hard Bulls fan and a lover of basketball. He played four years at Romeoville High School, and still plays the game regularly. In fact, it is his playing experience that informs his... Read more »

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 4, Joscar Demby

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 4, Joscar Demby
BULLS FAN CAM, Game 4: Nets 134 @ Bulls 142 (3OT) Joscar Demby, 24, Lisle Chosen by Devin Demby After four years of basketball at Millikin University, Joscar Demby (younger brother of Devin) now plays for the Chicago Muscle of the Premier Basketball League. He estimates that he watched about 80% of the Bulls games... Read more »
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My original D-Rose injury column for RedEye, 4-28-2012, and other stories

My original D-Rose injury column for RedEye, 4-28-2012, and other stories
April 28, 2012, Saturday afternoon. The Bulls were polishing off the 8th seeded Philadelphia 76ers in a Game 1 playoff win when Derrick Rose knifed into the lane and blew out his knee. Watching at home with my computer up, I flipped up a blank Word Doc and banged out a column. I did one... Read more »

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 3, Devin Demby

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 3, Devin Demby
BULLS FAN CAM, Game 3: Nets 76 @ Bulls 79 Devin Demby, 25, Bolingbrook Chosen by Marcus Turner From 2006 to 2010, Devin Demby played basketball at Millikin University, sometimes doing things like this: Demby watched Game 3 with his girlfriend, a Heat fan from Miami. “We go at it,” he says laughing while describing... Read more »

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 2, Marcus Turner

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 2, Marcus Turner
BULLS FAN CAM, Game 2: Bulls 90, @ Nets 82 Marcus Turner, 28, Orland Park Chosen by Christopher Cason Bulls fan Marcus Turner in four words: detailed, informed, passionate, opinionated. Along with watching as many games per season as he can, the 28-year-old photographer habitually reads RealGM and keeps up with Blog-a-Bull, Chicago Bulls Confidential,... Read more »
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Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 1, Christopher Cason

Fan Cam: Bulls-Nets Game 1, Christopher Cason
Hi Eye On Chi readers! I am introducing a new feature on Eye On Chi called “Fan Cam,” an interview series with Chicago sports fans. I know this is outside of my reviews of Chicago journalism, but it’s still Chicago, and I want to roll it out here. Here’s how it works: after each playoff... Read more »

Chaz Ebert talks about life, death, and the afterlife with Studs Terkel

Chaz Ebert talks about life, death, and the afterlife with Studs Terkel
I decided today to crack Studs Terkel’s 2001 book on death, Will The Circle Be Unbroken?, and re-read his interview with Chaz Ebert, Roger Ebert’s wife. It was always one of my favorite interviews in the book, and with Roger dying and today being a particularly beautiful & peaceful (and hence, contemplative) Sunday, I wanted... Read more »

Roger Ebert: The Life & Death of a Chicago Journalist

Roger Ebert: The Life & Death of a Chicago Journalist
Roger Ebert died a day after declaring that the return of his cancer would finally allow him to meet a life goal: only reviewing movies he wanted to see. As a former film reviewer (though in a way, no one is ever a “former” film reviewer), that declaration made me smile. What steered me away... Read more »
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ReadJack's guide to watching old Super Bowls on youtube

ReadJack's guide to watching old Super Bowls on youtube
ReadJack’s 2013 guide to watching old Super Bowls on Youtube So you’re a Super Bowl junkie and don’t want to wait until 5:30 today to get your Big Game Fix? Or you’re just a severely depressed Bears fan still aching over our team’s absence in this year’s playoffs, and you want to pretend this year’s... Read more »