| Oct 27, 2012
"The revolution has succeeded and it's been televised," says Michael McCarty, sitting over a plate of heirloom tomatoes with burrata on the patio of his Santa Monica restaurant, Michael's. "Five-year-olds are watching 'Top Chef' now."
And the next...
| Jun 14, 2012
We talk often about how the Chicago Tribune works in print and on our formal website. But two recent weekends also highlight our regular social media presence.
For the NATO weekend, we staffed a 24-hour social media desk Friday morning to Monday night to...
| Jun 14, 2012
What's that they say about never judging a book by its cover?
Foursquare got an update last week, and based on all the teasing the company was doing on its Twitter account with the hashtag #allnew4sq, I think I speak for the entire social media...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:38 PM
When Ande Frayser lacks motivation to exercise, she thinks about the day when she burned a batch of chocolate chip cookies because she was too overweight and out of shape to reach the kitchen in time.
The experience was more than a wake-up call; it was a...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:35 PM
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The scene: Talk about a cavern. This subterranean "speakeasy" (read: no sign on the door) is, to put it delicately, huge. A wide staircase empties patrons into an...
| Jul 8, 2012
Leave the hurdles to the athletes as you live like a local during the London Games by sampling these apps. Although some are Apple only, most of these apps work on Android and iOS devices for phones and tablets, such as the iPad. If an app works on...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Melodramatic? Maybe a little. But, seriously, your obsession with social media and your Instagram feed is probably sending you straight to Crazy Town.
I tend to roll my eyes at every report about a new “study” just released that contains...
| Nov 8, 2012
November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15.
Article originally published July 10, 2012.
Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due...
| Jul 12, 2012
If you're old enough to appreciate a Polaroid camera, you remember the excitement of snapping a photo, waving it a few times until it developed and then passing it around or sticking it on the refrigerator.
Instagram is a lot like that. And while you can...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Marti A. Engele In Memoriam September 2, 1933 – October 19, 2012 Marti Engele passed away peacefully on October 19, 2012 while recuperating from surgery and is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born and educated in Portland,...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Domingo Catalan powered through the Thanksgiving night crowds to get his children toys. He methodically checked all the boxes on his relatives' wish lists on Black Friday. And before he goes to work as a data analyst for a government contractor on Cyber...