Posts tagged "Art Institute of Chicago"

My Adventures Creeping the 'tute

My Adventures Creeping the 'tute
Creeping the ‘tute (v),  To peruse the art at the Art Institute of Chicago with the vigor, rapt and enjoyment of a voyeur, and possibly join in on the art itself.  Eventually merely posing next to my favorite work of art wasn’t enough for my photo opportunities at the Art Institute of Chicago. For a... Read more »

8 Moments I Realized I'm Getting Old By Age 33

8 Moments I Realized I'm Getting Old By Age 33
The other day I was at the Art Institute (as mentioned in 3A below) and had a flashbulb, “I’m old!” moment. For this 32 year old, it wasn’t my first, and certainly won’t be my last but I thought of a few other similar flashbulb moments I’ve had. 1. I used to think of alcohol... Read more »

Political Lookalikes and Celebrity Love Child Investigation

7. Florence Henderson and Hillary Clinton
In August, Lists That Actually Matter’s Dan Tello chronicled the Top 6 Politician/Celebrity Lookalikes, and he was right. Science has show those are the top 6, but I think I found 7 through 9. In addition to that are 4  Love Child Investigations, where I theorize about the actual parents of current political figures. Trust... Read more »
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Gino's East or Giordano's? Wrigley Field or Soldier Field? Google Results Declare Winners in 20 Chicago Rivalries

Gino's East or Giordano's? Wrigley Field or Soldier Field? Google Results Declare Winners in 20 Chicago Rivalries
We Chicagoans love to compare.  We will always  compare our city to New York, just like we’ll always debate  who serves  the best deep dish pizza and which side of town hosts the superior baseball team. I thought Google results could be one simple metric to declare a winner, and while I was a it... Read more »

The 6 Best Paintings With the Word "Night" in the Title

Two of these can be seen at the same if you’re standing in the right spot at the Art Institute of Chicago. 6.  Night Watch by Rembrandt Van Rijn I’ve seen this in person and it’s huge (11′ x 14′). Painted in the Chiaroscuro style as indicative of it’s time- The focal point is also the... Read more »