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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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"Oh no. You have ding-dings over your name. Have I been saying it wrong all this time? Is it... Giith?"
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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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Day 8. #useyourwerds
Day 8. #useyourwerds
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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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Day 7. #useyourwerds
Day 7. #useyourwerds
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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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Well, would you look at that. It's bourbon-thirty.
Well, would you look at that. It's bourbon-thirty.
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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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Polish, for a dang change.
Polish, for a dang change.
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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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#365feministselfie: steeling my game face for round one of tonight's #guthgauntlet.
#365feministselfie: steeling my game face for round one of tonight's #guthgauntlet.
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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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You're looking swell tonight, Chicago.
You're looking swell tonight, Chicago.
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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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Scenes from last night: champagne in one hand, chew toy in the other.
Scenes from last night: champagne in one hand, chew toy in the other.