| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The day after our first date, I received a letter grade. "A+," she texted.
We had gone from the Internet to real life in two days, and one 10-hour first date had me hooked. I actually had been hooked hours before when nearing 2 a.m. she was in the midst...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Days after removing ultra popular mobile game Flappy Bird from the Apple App Store and Google Play, developer Dong Nguyen has finally given an explanation for his decision to kill the game: It was too addictive.
Nguyen, a 29-year-old independent...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:17 PM
The new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fueled a 50% spike in video game console sales in December, compared with a year earlier, as enthusiasts rushed to buy the latest systems.
Micrososoft's Xbox One was the top-selling console in December, but Sony's...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:55 AM
It's not quite Mother's Day in America yet, but you can send your parents cool footage of a physicist talking about rubber bands. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 11, 2013.
Richard Feynman's discussion of hacking elasticity...
| Jun 13, 2013
So yesterday I got a refresher in peer pressure.
Boy, has it been a while.
When I called my husband after work, he told me our son was involved in an 'incident' at summer camp but wasn't hurt. Nice, I thought, we are only on Camp Day 3 and already...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Engineer Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 5900 block at 9:23 a.m. June 14. The caller reported a gas line was cut on one of his work trucks.
Pearce Drive: Identity theft was reported in the 5200 block at 11:28 a.m. June 14.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Headed to Friday's Blackhawks parade and rally? You're in luck! Reading this paper or e-version as you're literally on the way to the big celebration? Uh … you're too late. YOU GONNA DIE.
I'm here to save you from certain embarrassment and...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:49 AM
I’ll admit it, and I don’t care who knows it: I’m digging the everloving shit out of these Harlem Shake videos.
That’s right, I said it. It’s the greatest music/video fad of the decade. I can’t get enough. Every new...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As has been thoroughly documented, the past decade or so has not been easy for independent musicians, particularly for those with a taste for venturing outside typical bounds of rock and pop. Consider producer-musician Chris Schlarb, who at 36 years old...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Here we go again!
It’s time to take the Bravo jet down to a little city where the heat is on all night, on the beach, till the break of dawn. Bravo’s installment of America’s paradise, Miami, is back and more twisted than ever, and it&...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:18 AM
It's a little after 11 p.m. on a recent Saturday night at the Crown, a small Station North bar and live entertainment venue that opened in June.
"People Just Love to Play with Words," a terrific Men at Work song from 1981, plays over the sound system as...