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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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Midday radio with Steve Bertrand.
Midday radio with Steve Bertrand.
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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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Cute sample business cards mailed to Dave Plier. Only, the phone number on the back apparently leads to nowhere. #latergram
Cute sample business cards mailed to Dave Plier. Only, the phone number on the back apparently leads to nowhere. #latergram
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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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Tiny signs of spring on my 7-year-old jade plant.
Tiny signs of spring on my 7-year-old jade plant.
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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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Repost via @thesoulproject
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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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Still feeling pep in my step for second radio show of the day.  And by that I mean caffeine. #365feministselfie 49/365
Still feeling pep in my step for second radio show of the day. And by that I mean caffeine. #365feministselfie 49/365
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Yes, but will it waffle?

This weekend, on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio, esteemed producer Kate Gibson and I talked with Dan Shumski, author of “Will It Waffle?” and I’m ready to forego my “no unitasking kitchen tools” rule and get a waffle iron because, as it turns out, Dan proves you can do a whole helluva lot with a waffle […]

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Idea lightbulb over my head. Lit-rully. #365feministselfie 48/365
Idea lightbulb over my head. Lit-rully. #365feministselfie 48/365
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12 most recent emails I have written with the words “I feel”

Inspired from Steph Yiu’s Hoppy Cow, this is a project that inspired the crap outta me when I first saw her do it a few years ago. So, time to give it a whirl myself. October 3, 2014: Amy to Kate “I feel like we should give it a good planning session, promote it a […]

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View from office window today.
View from office window today.
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The world is my oyster

This week on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio, esteemed producer Kate Gibson and I welcomed Logan Oyster Social founders and RedEye’s Big Ideal Award-winners, Rickie and Jannice Perez to the show. They talked about starting their unique business, their passion for seafood and, bless ‘em, they brought oysters and they delicious homemade sauces for us […]

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#tbt to that time I was presented with a chicken fried steak bigger than my head. #365feministselfie 47/365
#tbt to that time I was presented with a chicken fried steak bigger than my head. #365feministselfie 47/365