Chicago Botanical Gardens

Pfui. Blasted! I’m bummed out. Why, you might ask? I was hoping to see Spike bloom. For those of you who haven’t heard, for the past few weeks, Chicago has been waiting to see when a Titan Arum or Corpse Flower was set to bloom for 24-48 hours. And it was set to stink somewhere […]

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Review: Moby Dick

This past weekend, we saw Lookingglass Theater’s production of Moby Dick. I’ve seen three productions there including Alice in Wonderland and this production was my favorite of the three. Moby Dick has gotten great reviews and has sold out all the remaining shows. It ends this week. Moby Dick  is one of these books I […]

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Review: Kurios

This past weekend, we checked out Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios at the United Center. I was super excited to see the show since I have enjoyed most of what I’ve seen from Cirque. I enjoyed Zarkana  in Vegas last year. With one major exception, namely the ill conceived Slapstick, their shows are always worth watching. […]

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Milwaukee County Zoo

This past weekend, we decided to take a little day trip up to Milwaukee, WI. It’s something that has become a tradition with my friends. We go up, usually to one cultural site, buy cheese, and then come home the same day. It’s a mini-vacation. This time, we were going to check out the Milwaukee […]

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Out of Site 2015

So it’s that time of the summer when one of my favorite events takes place: Out of Site. Out of Site or OoS is a series of public performance art in Wicker Park/West Town area founded by Carron Little. The Jury panel of Roberto Sifuentes, Kevin Sparrow and Carron Little curate the work. Artists come from […]

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Anthony Bourdain

Last week, I had the opportunity of seeing Anthony Bourdain live. I’ve been a fan of his since my parents randomly bought the audio version of A Cook’s Tour while driving me home from writing camp in Iowa. (Blessed memories). Since then I’ve read some of his books and watched some shows. I was keen […]

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New Orleans: Part 4

Suddenly, it was our last day in New Orleans.  I had a few hours in the afternoon before our flight home to get in one last thing: a cemetery tour. As readers of this blog know, I can’t resist a good cemetery or a walking tour. I decided to go with the tour group French […]

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