The Silver Room in Chicago is one of those old-school Wicker Park businesses that's managed to not only stay in business, but really thrive over the years...why? BECAUSE THEY SELL REALLY COOL AFFORDABLE SHIT (JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES), AND HOST REALLY COOL EVENTS (and feature really cool local artists like Fantah Celah, pictured above, who sells her jewelry line there — you'll have to contact her … [Read more...] about The Best Party for a Better World? The Silver Room Block Party!
I was biking down Western Avenue in Chicago — actually I was riding on the sidewalk, with my helmet on, because you want to know what? I've reported on at least three people — both cyclists on pedestrians — who've been killed on Western Avenue (RIP Chris, Fran and Isai). While the section between Division and Fullerton has slowed down a little in the last year or so, thanks to some new stoplights, … [Read more...] about “Western”-ers: Volume 1
Don't get me wrong, I love me some Jamba, but the "Cold Buster" smoothie has orange sherbet in it. Don't get me wrong, I also love me some orange sherbet, but it's basically sugar. Sugar weakens the immune system. Thus drinking the Cold Buster ain’t gonna bust nothing but…well, it’s not gonna get rid of my cold okay? It would be like saying, “Oh here's this sleeping pill laced with speed.” Just … [Read more...] about Jamba Juice’s Sick Joke
When I say "a gift for Gaga-ween" I don't mean a gift you should bring to a Lady Gaga and Ween collaboration, though a "Gaga-Ween" show could be rad. Maybe Dean and Gene would break out into a version of "Voodoo Lady"—"Voodoo Lady Gaga." No, the Gaga-ween gift I'm talking about is this Halloween frame I saw at Target. Since Lady Gaga calls her die-hard followers her "little monsters" I … [Read more...] about A Gift for Gaga-ween
Crazy how you see some people around for years, have some drunken and sober exchanges, but it never comes up that they do really cool shit. And when you finally see it, they're leaving town. When I heard that Camilla Ha was going to have a show at Reversible Eye in Humboldt Park, I thought it would be just visual art, maybe some fashion, I knew she was a rad stylist. I didn't realize she … [Read more...] about I Never Knew Camilla Ha Rocked the Stage Until Saturday, and Now She’s Leaving