Spy Bar Jan06

Spy Bar

Spend more than a million dollars in luxury renovations and you too can become the owner of a true masses magnet. Indeed, the Spy Bar has generated much buzz since the last renovations, with its fancy indirect lighting, glass panels, oak floors or the nifty wood paneling. The 4,200 square foot...

Problogger Jan05

Problogger

This week, I stepped away from the computer for a moment and headed to the local Borders. You know, the book store? Although the majority of my reading is done online now, there is still nothing like grabbing a new book, opening it for the first time and fully immersing myself. I had two...

An Interview with The Fold Jan03

An Interview with The Fold

Just like gravity, what draws you to me Someone I didn’t know I needed It’s like gravity, and it’s stronger than me I need you here – Daniel Castady One of the best parts of doing a website like this is occasionally you will get to speak with someone you truly admire. That was the...

A Visit to the Historic Pullman District

After being appropriately prepped as a result of our visit to the Chicago Cultural Center we decided to head off yesterday to visit the Pullman Historic District, a planned industrial and residential community dating back to the 1880s, on Chicago’s South Side. In order to get there we...

Chicago in 1392 Words!

Chicago is one of the great cities of the world and one of my favourite destinations for long weekend getaways. Here you will find some useful information about this city that will enable you to plan your own escape to Chicago. History In 1673 French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis...

Andrew Bird Dec30

Andrew Bird

Here’s a riddle: What has a guitar, violin, mandolin, glockenspiel, professionally whistles and embodies the heart of Chicago? So far there is only one answer to that question: Andrew Bird. As a writer for a website that revolves around issues, music and culture that is Chicago,...

Gran Torino Dec27

Gran Torino

The year 2008 has been both cruel and kind to Clint Eastwood. First, the filmmaker directed a highly touted drama, Changeling, that was selected to compete at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. With a much talked about lead performance from Angelina Jolie, the film carried significant Oscar...

Tristan Prettyman Apr10

Tristan Prettyman

Tristan Prettyman – House of Blues 04.04.08 This past weekend I watched Tristan Prettyman perform at the House of Blues. Tristan is a fairly familiar name in Chicago, having supported Jason Mraz and others over the past few years. She rose to fame with her critically acclaimed debut,...