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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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I had a dream once about standing on top of a mountain and feeling really awesome about that, so I bought the mountain photo behind me here a few days later so I'd keep thinking about it. #365feministselfie 23/365
I had a dream once about standing on top of a mountain and feeling really awesome about that, so I bought the mountain photo behind me here a few days later so I'd keep thinking about it. #365feministselfie 23/365
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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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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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Wrist and sleeve of @maggiez88 today. ⚓️
Wrist and sleeve of @maggiez88 today. ⚓️
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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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So much love for the great @micheleweldon and The Op-Ed Project. Thanks for having me today for TOEP's Public Voices Fellowship session. (And one kickass double-whammy #365feministselfie moment.)
So much love for the great @micheleweldon and The Op-Ed Project. Thanks for having me today for TOEP's Public Voices Fellowship session. (And one kickass double-whammy #365feministselfie moment.)
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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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Opportunitaaaay knocks.
Opportunitaaaay knocks.
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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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#365feministselfie 22/365
#365feministselfie 22/365
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Guinness Record: check

Once in a while an idea comes up that makes you say, “hell, that’s just crazy enough to be awesome. Let’s go for it.” Extra cool when that idea involves the good people at the Guinness World Records. Such was the case today: outside the Tribune Tower, as the result of many combined efforts and […]

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Today's @redeyechicago print edition.
Today's @redeyechicago print edition.
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The future is French

Good news for me and my fellow Francophiles– according to piece in Forbes, French might be the most important language to know in the future (“Want to know the Language of the future? The data suggests it could be French“):

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Office window garden. #latergram
Office window garden. #latergram