Batman, Candy and Pu...

For roughly 2000 years, people around the world have celebrated October 31, All Hallows Eve: the night before All Saints’ Day when spirits can walk the Earth. While traditions, perceptions and focuses of the holiday may have changed (moving from prayer to mischief and candy, candy,...

Two for Tuesday: Del...

Sandy takes down Huffington Post, Gawker websites, the headline reads.  What does SEO mean now?  Not much. In light of Sandy – nothing seems important enough to feature.  I weakly offer, as a two for Tuesday, that these two massive websites with all their bells and whistles –...

If You Thought Snook...

A storm is brewing at the Jersey Shore, and this time, Mike “The Situation” isn’t at the epicenter. Hurricane Sandy, which forecasters are predicting to be one of the largest storms (if not the largest) to hit the American mainland, will strike the East Coast later today....

Trump, Obama, and a ...

In light of Donald Trump’s complete bombshell deal with President Obama I thought it was appropriate to show a couple of other bombshells Mr. Trump has gifted the world with via FunnyorDie.com. I think Trumps $5 million deal is somewhat ingenious but all together hilarious because it...

Two for two Tuesday:...

From an awkward roommate who gets huge, infected Mexican worms tattooed on her back to the extraordinary Dr. Frank en Furter who gives lap dances to the audience, these characters came to life on the screens of Bridesmaids and Perks of Being Wallflower by the amazingly talented Rebel Wilson...

Monday Music Musings

Not Everything Stays In Vegas… Coming from Las Vegas, The Killers’s origin just doesn’t seem right: their poetic soulful lyrics bemoan a Northern Cali or Seattle spawn. Nevertheless, I’m much obliged to sin city for giving these guys up. The latest release, Battle Born, elates some...

Chicago Internationa...

Chicago International Film Festival Suggestions/Top Picks It’s an exciting time in Chicago because a film festival is in our backyard! I know crazy right? The city is hosting its 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) from the 11th – 25th at AMC River East 21 in downtown...

The end of 80 years ...

December 31, 2012 marks the end of 80 years in the publication business for Newsweek. Today they announced that they would cease to produce a printed version of the magazine. Newsweek has opted to go all digital beginning in 2013. With that also comes a name change the publication will rename...

It Takes More Than T...

For our Two for Tuesday, we’re posting two advertisements that challenge our perspective of bullying and stereotyping. Just as cancer affects almost everyone in some way, everyone is impacted by bullying—even Justin Bieber has something to say about it. Our constitution tells us we all have...

Everyone Has Limits?

“Everyone has limits, not everyone accepts them,” Felix Baumgartner has been quoted as saying. He may or may not have been the first person to say those words, but he is undoubtedly the first person to break certain limits of sound and fear. “Start the cameras, and our guardian...

It’s Back and ...

I had heard about it, seen the hype, noted the obsession – but to be honest I didn’t get it.  Last night, with the season premiere of the third installment of AMC’s The Walking Dead, I finally was awakened. First it was vampires.  I saw twenty minutes of the first Twilight...

The Latino Vote

It’s over in Venezuela. The people rallied together and brought to pass a fair vote. Right? They voted for the guy who has THEIR best interest in mind – the best interest of the whole country. Right? Chavez is their guy, right? Hmmm. You can let us know what you think in the comments, but the...

Falling For You

Looking for a little more creativity from advertisers and their product placements? Earlier this week, Target released the first two installments of its new short film series, Falling for You, on the company’s website. This isn’t just a typical short film—it’s the ultimate product placement....

Reasons Two Love Aut...

My sincere apologies if you are unfortunate to not live in a locale that offers the best of the seasons. Lucky for us, here in Chicago we are entering awesome autumn. The season that provides a second spring wherein “every leaf becomes a flower,” according to Albert Camus....