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The Cure: finally

Last night, I was finally able to cross “see The Cure play live” off my Life List, thanks to Riot Fest.

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These are "witches fingers" grapes.
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Help find this cat

This is Mila, my friend’s cat. She’s missing. She’s also not an outdoor cat, but is microchipped, but is probably frightened and thus, skittish. If you are in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago (near Diversey/Lakewood), please keep and eye out for her. And, if you see her, please note the location and let me know. […]

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The Cure, stage right, Riot Fest.
The Cure, stage right, Riot Fest.
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Music, music, writing

This weekend, on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio, Ernest Wilkins, producer Kate Gibson and I talk music (including the moment our minds are blown with an America cover done by Michael Jackson in the 1980s), upcoming RedEye Rock n’ Vote event, and RedEye first-time columnist Kate Conway swings by to talk about the “butch girl invisibility […]

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Mamas, bizarre dates and (what else?) tall lady problems

This weekend, on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio, Kristin Samuelson and I talk Mother’s Day, chat with Chicago author Emily Lange about her so-funny and wonderfully cringeworthy book, and, as we often do, we discuss the problems that plague tall women. Podcast: mamas, dates and tall ladies on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio. Previous week’s RedEye […]

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High school lockers: no longer accepting through-the-vent notes.
High school lockers: no longer accepting through-the-vent notes.
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It’s not everyday I do radio in sequins from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

This weekend, I was at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, DC and James VanOsdol was kind enough to hold down the fort on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio. But, just because I was in a different time zone, that didn’t stop me one bit from calling in to talk about the incredible fun to […]

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Pop culture ahoy

This week on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio, I talked with Elliott Serrano for a run down of the happenings at day one of C2E2 for this weekend, and Sean Ely comes and hangs out to chat about some pop culture and quirky news headlines.

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Missing this little boy so much tonight. He was such a funny guy.
Missing this little boy so much tonight. He was such a funny guy.
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Hip-hop stars and chic geeks

This week on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio, I talked with Chicago up-and-coming hip-hop performer Saint Millie and the RedEye team of Ernest Wilkins, Lenny Gilmore and Sean Ely who are behind the “Saint Millie: Road to Glory” documentary to discuss his project that followed Saint Millie for two months to document his struggles and victories.  Later, […]

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Things spotted at @redeyechicago: @leonorvivanco and @lennygilmore in pumpkin form.
Things spotted at @redeyechicago: @leonorvivanco and @lennygilmore in pumpkin form.
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Birthday show!

This week on RedEye Remix on WGN Radio, I celebrated my birthday. And when I say “celebrated” I mean that Kristin Samuelson, producer Kate Gibson and I totally blew it out on the air for a night I will not soon forget.

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Wine-poached salmon.
Wine-poached salmon.