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Upskirted In River North: The Confrontation

Yesterday I wrote about how I discovered a man standing next to me had a cell phone camera on his shoe. Here’s what happened next… “Your phone is on your shoe.” Then after a few seconds, it hit me—he was taking  pictures (or video) up my skirt. “Is this why I’ve been bumping into your... Read more »

Listen To Your Mother Is This Sunday!

Listen To Your Mother Is This Sunday!
In three days my Chicago cast mates and I will storm the stage at the Athenaeum Theater to bring you Chicago’s fourth annual Listen To Your Mother show (LTYM). You really should buy a ticket and come out and see us. And I’m not saying that because I’m in the show. There are some amazing... Read more »

The Boyfriend Chronicles: Seriously, How Can He Eat So Much Food?

I didn’t grow up with a man in my house.  My parents divorced when I was very young and I don’t have any brothers. While I was spared toilet seats being left up and icky boy smells, I was also thankfully spared watching massive amounts of food being consumed. That is until the boyfriend moved... Read more »
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The New York Times Wants Chicagoans Opinions On Mayor Emanuel

Ladies and gentlemen, someone—a powerful entity as a matter of fact—actually gives a flying fig about the opinion of average Chicagoans. The New York Times wants to know what we think about Mayor Emanuel. “New York Times reporters covering the Chicago mayoral race would like to hear from Chicago residents about their experiences living in... Read more »

Why The Obama Presidential Library Should Be In Jackson Park

From all accounts, the President and Mrs. Obama have a challenging decision to make regarding his presidential library. What city will land the coveted prize?  If Chicago is chosen, which of the three sites will get the nod?  Will Friends of the Park file a lawsuit regarding the proposed site? More importantly, will the upcoming... Read more »

Standard Body Of Knowledge: What I Don't Know

Earlier, I asked a question about what should be in a person’s general body of knowledge.  In short, what should be the treasured information that you keep inside your head? While that answer is getting sorted out, I can divulge what I don’t know.  The broad gaps in my own personal body of knowledge. Sure... Read more »
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Redmoon Theatre Seeking Community Groups For The Great Chicago Fire Festival

Looking to positively represent your neighborhood to the rest of the city? Redmoon Theater is giving community based organizations a opportunity to do just that. This is a unique experience to not only receive free arts programming but to partner with Redmoon Theater and the city’s department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The proposal... Read more »

Trayvon Martin As A Halloween Costume

Trayvon Martin As A Halloween Costume
Saturday night on Twitter I ran across the picture to the left. The tandem costume, complete with blackface, portrayed Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman as a part of Greg Cimeno (Zimmerman) and William Filene’s (Martin) Halloween festivities. Until several hours ago, it was also Mr. Cimeno’s profile picture. Clearly he was very excited to show... Read more »

CTA South Branch Red Line Shutdown: 47th Street Late Night Service Neglected

“I’m really not happy that the CTA is peeing on my leg and telling me that it’s raining.” -Artistmac Sometimes it’s nice to know that you’re not the only one who can see the forest through the trees. Fellow south sider Artistmac not only gives you his take of the CTA south branch red line... Read more »
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When You Refuse My Invitation Because Of My Neighborhood, I Take It Personally

I am acutely aware of where I live. I realize that the name Woodlawn doesn’t spring to most people’s minds when it comes to naming one of Chicago’s choicest neighborhoods. I know the south and west sides are awash in violence.  And yes, some of that violence occurs in Woodlawn. As I’ve stated previously, I... Read more »