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CHICAGO DUO REACHES THE TOP OF VEVO’S FAVORITE ARTISTS

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Maek Pandamonium, the first visual album from Jason Maek and Zaena, fuses 18 songs and 17 visually stunning, provocative videos into one abstract storyline about the influences of pop culture. The project was originally released on October 6th. To celebrate its release, over 45 colleges and universities hosted individual watch parties for it and drew the attention of Vevo and therefore deciding to...

DISSOCIATION AND THE 2014 ELECTION

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  Dr. Lauren Berlant, a professor at the University of Chicago, is one of those super star professors who is making a name for herself outside the realm of academia. Her work, especially on intimacy and belonging, has been monumental for both the LGBTQ community and those who are interested in the fledgling “affect theory”—a fancy term for the study of...

The Kitchen

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It’s official: one of my favorite restaurants from back home has landed in Chicago. For a decade now, The Kitchen and its subsidiary restaurants have wowed the culinary scene in the Denver-Boulder Metro Area. Their commitment to social justice paired with their flair for interesting flavor combinations has made the Kitchen a hot commodity in the Colorado culinary scene. In...

NOBODY VOTES, REPUBLICANS WIN

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Last night across the country, Democrats got an ass-whooping. Polling going into the final days had shown a tight race, but Democrats were widely expected to pick up governor seats and hold on in tough Senate races in states like North Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado. Renowned political prognosticator Larry Sabato predicted that here, in Illinois, incumbent Democratic Governor Pat Quinn...

5 THINGS TO DO THIS HALLOWEEN

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  Still Looking For Something to Do on Halloween? Whether it’s slipping on a costume and dancing the night away to your favorite DJ, dodging zombie prisoners in a haunted house, or just simply cuddling up and watching classic horror movies, Chicago has something fun and exciting to offer everyone this Halloween. #1 Freaky Deaky React Presents’ annual Halloween bash is always a...

CHICAGO’S BIG D

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In the 2010 Illinois Governor’s election, incumbent Governor Pat Quinn won only because Chicago came out for him. Quinn, a Democrat, lost nearly every county in the state, save for two rural counties in southern Illinois and Cook County. Illinois is one of the only, and perhaps the only, reliable blue state between the coasts. It has voted for the...

Rob Zombie Wants to Make You Cry: Inside Great American Nightmare

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Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare brings sex, fear and rock n’ roll to Villa Park, IL this Halloween season. Legendary music icon turned writer and producer, Rob Zombie, appropriately chose the Midwest as home for the second installment of his haunted house franchise due to its infamy as America’s serial killer hotbed. He couldn’t have made a more appropriate...

Chris LeSage More Than Just Hip-Hop

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I first heard Chris LeSage at Salonathon at Beauty Bar. It was only my third week in Chicago and I had been to enough open-mic nights in Denver to know rule number one: don’t judge. A lot of the stuff is a work in progress. However, when Chris LeSage came on and started singing I was very pleased to...

VENTRA ANNOUNCES NEW MOBILE APP

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  It seems like just yesterday that we were trading in our magnetic strip fare cards and Chicago cards for shiny new plastic Ventra cards. Now yet another change is upon us. CTA, Metra and Pace have recently unveiled plans for a Ventra mobile-ticketing app that will debut in February 2015, in hopes to make life a whole lot easier...

DIMO’S PIZZA Changing The Rules of Pizza

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From the moment you step into Dimo’s Pizza you are immediately transported into an alternate pizzaverse. This is no ordinary pizza joint; it boasts unusual toppings and flavors. With a slice lineup that rotates daily, Dimo’s is home to the “Chicken n Waffles”, “Alfredo Pasta”, and “S’mores” pizzas. That being said, we can guarantee that these pizzas are not...