Review: Go West

I’ve been making the rounds of all the Buster Keaton films on Netflix. This week it was Go West (1925) which is basically Buster Keaton goes west. It was different from his other films I’ve seen. Usually, the end is  an impressive sequence of Keaton doing incredible feats of physical comedy. In this movie, it […]

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Pedway Stained Glass

While I finishing up Christmas shopping on Friday, I had a chance encounter with a lovely collection of Stained Glass windows in the Macy’s Pedway. First and foremost, if you are unaware of the pedway or haven’t used it, you are in for a treat. It’s a lovely system of underground and occasionally above ground […]

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Top Books for 2013

So it’s that time of year when everyone is doing lists of best books, movies, etc. So I’m jumping on the bandwagon with respect to the best books of the year. This list is a mix of fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, recently published, and not so recently published. Many of the books hit me at […]

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Review: The Dead Prince

Last night, we went to see Strange Tree’s The Dead Prince at the DCASE Theatre (the one affiliated with the Cultural Center). It was delightful, imaginative, and worth seeing. Sadly, it ends on Sunday. Strange Tree is this Chicago based theatre troupe that puts on really interesting performances. I’ve seen three of their shows all […]

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Symphony of Chicago

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I recently discovered the delights of Roman Mars’ radio program 99% Invisible. For those who haven’t had a chance to check it out, it’s a program about design, architecture; basically, it’s about the small or large details that people thought about putting together that one normally misses. For […]

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Hot Chocolate Mixes at Home

I’ve made hot chocolate at home for many years now. To be frank, I’m a fan of the simplicity of Swiss Miss with the caveat that it must be made with warm milk. Water just don’t cut it. Sure it’s mostly sugar but it works in a pinch and is available everywhere. Also, it’s not […]

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