Gapers Block September 17, 2010 Of all the sources to inspire a titillate-and-tease burlesque show, “The Big Lebowski” has got to be one of the most bizarre. In truth, that’s probably half of the reason why “Rollin’ Outta Here Naked: A Big Lebowski Burlesque” works so well. The concept is so unexpected that it’s hard… Continue reading The Dude Keeps Rollin'
Shelterrific September 14, 2010 Kermit the Frog was right: it’s not easy being green. Case in point, I’ve had a rather large, burned out fluorescent tube bulb hanging around my apartment for about a month now and not a clue as to where to drop it to be recycled. I’ve Googled, I’ve Binged, and to no… Continue reading Help! How Do I Recycle my Fluorescent Bulbs?
Shelterrific September 13, 2010 There’s nothing I love more than looking at gorgeous offices and I recently stumbled on a doozy. There are no beige walls or stuffy conference rooms in the offices of Selgas Cano Architecture! Designed by Iwan Baan, the offices are entwined with nature thanks to the huge, sunny windows and the… Continue reading Office Porn: Into the Woods with Selgas Cano Architecture
Shelterrific September 10, 2010 Are you ready for some tailgating? The NFL season starts this weekend and, for now, I’m excited. It will be at least another month until all the fantasy football talk drives me crazy! I’ll be making some classic grid iron potato skins and pigs-in-a-blanket. So how about it, football fanatics? Fire… Continue reading Weekend Warriors: What's in your Tailgate Cooler?
Shelterrific September 9, 2010 I spent last week scouring Chicago for a new shower curtain and finally settled on a gorgeous India-inspired print from Macy’s. It was love at first lather. I never thought I could get this excited about a shower curtain! I keep peeking into the bathroom and getting a surprise jolt of… Continue reading Post Off: What's on your Shower Curtain?
Shelterrific September 8, 2010 I’m a sucker for cute. Slap a pair of beady eyes and an adorable tail on just about anything and I’ll buy it! That’s why I love the Animal Friends Mug and Spoon Set from Urban Outfitters. The sweet cat mug and matching kitten spoon that perches on the ceramic ring… Continue reading Want it Now: Animal Friends Mug and Spoon Set
Gozamos September 7, 2010 Feature photo by Greg Inda Donna Touch is one of the most beautiful faces on the Chicago burlesque scene. She shimmies, she shakes- you can look, but Donna Touch! The sequin-encrusted showgirl has been making Windy City hearts beat faster with the Vaudezilla burlesque troupe and recently started up a small… Continue reading Local Hero: Donna Touch
Gozamos September 2, 2010 Let’s face it: romantic comedies of the last 15 years have sucked. At their best they’re sappy, predictable bores with artificial caricatures of men and women filled with lame slapstick bits and terrible dialogue that seems is so baldy written for laughs that the actors seem to mug at the camera… Continue reading 'Going the Distance' is Worth the Trip
Shelterrific September 2, 2010 When Delta offered to send me a new shower head to review for Shelterrific, I took one look at my icky, slightly rusted current shower fixture and headed to their website to pick out a new one. Truth be told, I was already enamored with the company thanks to the easy-to-navigate… Continue reading Tested and Approved: Delta Raincan Showerhead
Gozamos August 27, 2010 Saturday night there’s a little shindig happening at the Portage Theater. One of the greatest movies to almost never be made, ‘Serenity’, will be screened for a group of the most passionate fans this side of the Friendly Confines. With a costume contest, door prizes, a silent auction, and other surprises… Continue reading A Gorram Good Time