Archive for April 2013

Galleria in Evanston Grand Opening Event April 12

Tracey Capone Photography
In December I wrote that the Andersonville Galleria had opened a pop-up shop in Evanston. (See the original post here.) That was their second year doing a holiday pop-up shop, and now the Andersonville Galleria has opened a regular store in Evanston at the site of its former pop-up. The official grand opening of the... Read more »

List 39: Blatant use of the 'F' word (Not *that* 'F' word)

I don’t often use the “f” word. No, not that “f” word. The expletive “f” word I use more than I should (including for every item in this list). The “f” word I don’t use often is “favorite.” I don’t often declare favorite things. Sure, I’ll list a lot of things I like such as... Read more »

No prior productions: Theatre's unfair obsession with world premieres

“No prior productions.” The words may seem innocent enough, but when included in play submission criteria they are incredibly frustrating. Theatre has an obsession with new plays and world premieres. That’s fine for a major theatre like the Steppenwolf, but I’m not talking about major theatres like the Steppenwolf. Too many smaller theatres and play... Read more »
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What I want for my birthday

What I want for my birthday
What do I want for my birthday? With only 19 shopping days left I’m sure that question has been on your mind. Well, as much as I’d love a massage, maid service or a MacArthur Fellowship, what is probably more in reach is to collect birthday and greetings cards for kids that the staff at... Read more »

Best April Fools jokes I wish were real news (plus real headlines that seem like jokes)

Best April Fools jokes I wish were real news (plus real headlines that seem like jokes)
April Fools Day is not a day to be gullible particularly on the Internet, but not trusting anything you read puts an odd skew on everything you read. Some of the best April Fools jokes are obviously absurd like PicMonkey Glass, Google Nose, or (for all you web publishing/SEO nerds) The SEO Tag, but other... Read more »

List 38: No list today but I have an excuse (April Fools!)

List 38: No list today but I have an excuse (April Fools!)
Even though I only have a few more lists to go I decided not to make a list this week, but I have an excuse. April Fools! Of course I made a list. I have an excuse anyway though. Actually, I have forty excuses. I have an excuse list! These are my excuses for why... Read more »
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