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Chairman Meow and the year without him

A year ago today, I said goodbye to my cat, the great and mighty Chairman Meow. Cats, it is said, are fine until they aren’t, and such was the case with him. People who aren’t “animal people” perhaps won’t understand the fascinating, intuitive bond between creatures and their humans, nor the type of protective, wistful […]

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Amy Guth, wallflower.

Paper reads: 
The act of doing 
something that matters 
where it matters 
that has your name on it

#latergram scenes from Alabama lunch break last week. (Photo: Amy Gutman)
Amy Guth, wallflower. Paper reads: The act of doing something that matters where it matters that has your name on it #latergram scenes from Alabama lunch break last week. (Photo: Amy Gutman)
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A word on cats, death and friends from the trenches

Met up with Danielle today, one of my favorite people, a friend with whom I feel like I once fought a mind-war. (Not against her, never against her, but with her. Us against The Man, as much as The Man exists in newsrooms, anyway.) She now devotes her considerable journalism and digital chops to a no-kill animal rescue […]

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I call this one: Behold! The voice of Guth. 
Hashtag scenes from recording this week's episode of #TheFeed on @rivet.radio. #latergram #broadcast #radio
I call this one: Behold! The voice of Guth. Hashtag scenes from recording this week's episode of #TheFeed on @rivet.radio. #latergram #broadcast #radio
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#GuthGauntlet on Chicagoist

Chicagoist wrote this about my #GuthGauntlet project, and I thank them for doing so. The hashtag refers, for those uninitiated, to my walk home in the evenings after radio, through the most batshit of batshittiest areas of drunken debauchery. Seeing as I how this all goes down as I’m leaving work at 2am, I walk […]

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Official film festival judge duties concluding tonight at
Official film festival judge duties concluding tonight at "best of" screening and awards ceremony. I'm presenting a few different awards and hope I do not fuck up the pronunciation of any names a la Travolta. #365feministselfie 173/365
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#UseYourWerds: now in card form

When I need a minute, I do a mash-up for calligraphy and clunky hand-lettering. It’s my own kind of calligraphy. By my “own kind” I mean, of course, that it’s uplifting and optimistic, but full of swearing and pointed messaging. After posting these creations and sketches to Instagram for the past few months with the […]

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A year ago today, I said goodbye to the great and mighty Chairman Meow. 
People who aren't
A year ago today, I said goodbye to the great and mighty Chairman Meow. People who aren't "animal people" perhaps won't understand the fascinating, intuitive bond between creatures and their humans, nor the type of protective and wistful grief that comes with their departure. But, it's there, his quizzical ears, soft fur and question mark-shaped tail reduced to a tiny genie bottle of ashes on my desk. To be sure, our world is a complicated one, with grief and loss around us on a massive scale some days. But today, I'm taking a moment to remember the happy, quizzical little chirp that greeted me at the door for more than a decade, the little cat who was a tiny puff of ribs and fur when he first found me but who grew to know when treats were in the house, to demand involvement each time I opened a laptop, who always caught the red dot, and who stood watch over my sleep each night. What a funny boy, that little turkey. He and his magnificently regal personality are sorely missed. #100UnfilteredTruths 9/100
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Jonny Imerman, The Sole Revival and The Real Elf

This week on WGN Radio, esteemed producer Kate Gibson and I got off to a late start even though we were super excited for the show! Our Blackhawks were (pats them on the head) “trying very hard” on the west coast, so we didn’t make it onto the air until almost 1 a.m. We passed […]

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#365feministselfie 172/365
#365feministselfie 172/365
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Movies, tamales and beer (and other amazing joys on live radio)

This weekend, on WGN Radio, esteemed producer Kate Gibson and I talked with RedEye movie critic Matt Pais about this week’s Oscar nominations and snubs, with the guys from the oldest food truck in Chicago: The Tamale Spaceship (you know the guys; they’re the awesome dudes wearing lucha libra wrestling masks!) and we talked about the […]

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New year, new thing: more WGN Radio

I’m thrilled to announce that RedEye Remix will expand by one hour, beginning this Saturday night. The WGN Radio weekly show, which draws inspiration from RedEye Chicago with the latest on pop-culture, social media and the local dining scene, will be on from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Yes. 33% more Guth. 33% more KGib, more of […]

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Impromptu lantern party #365feministselfie with the great @deadlinedd 171/365
Impromptu lantern party #365feministselfie with the great @deadlinedd 171/365
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Guth and Darlas in for Steve Cochran

This morning on WGN Radio, the great Andrea Darlas and I filled-in for Steve Cochran. Listen to our podcasts (first half and second half) or listen segment by segment as we talk with Retail Me Not about holiday gift returns, Max Grinnell the Urbanologist about midwestern winter travel, and RedEye’s Kristin Samuelson about the best of 2014. We’re […]

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Final day of gathering with Op-Ed Project/Public Voices Fellowship leaders to take on the big questions. Full notebooks, sticky notes, sidebar conversations and Sharpies have wonderfully taken over this place where two dozen of us have holed up since Saturday. (But we're taking little breaks to look out the windows, jump in the ocean and soak up sunshine, too.)
Final day of gathering with Op-Ed Project/Public Voices Fellowship leaders to take on the big questions. Full notebooks, sticky notes, sidebar conversations and Sharpies have wonderfully taken over this place where two dozen of us have holed up since Saturday. (But we're taking little breaks to look out the windows, jump in the ocean and soak up sunshine, too.)