| Jun 30, 2011
You're divorced or single and thinking of trying that online dating thing, but something is holding you back. I get it. I've been there. So have lots of other people.
"Twenty million people are dating online," says Bela Gandhi of the Smart Dating...
| Jul 23, 2011
Think about it, fellas. How many times are you stopped on the street by a complete stranger who tells you you're looking great.
Never, you say?
Put on a distinctive hat this summer and I guarantee you'll acquire an instant fashion fan club.
| Aug 6, 2011
When S.S. asked recently about disposing of a hard drive so that its data couldn't be retrieved, I didn't imagine the number of emails I'd get.
I suggested seeking out an e-Steward, a recycler certified by the Basel Action Network as a greener recycler...
| May 3, 2011
Q: In the song "House of Blue Lights," they have "fryers, broilers and Detroit barbecue ribs." Can you explain what "Detroit barbecue ribs" are?
—Rick Shaftan, Sparta, N.J.
A: I fear "Detroit barbecue ribs" may be nothing more than a catchy song...
| May 27, 2011
When it comes to style, Chicago is definitely not Los Angeles. And for sure it's not New York. But what exactly is Chicago style?
Like New Yorkers, yes, we wear a lot of black. Who doesn't?
And just like the sun-kissed people of Southern Cal, we, too,...
| May 24, 2011
"School's out for summer!" Those Alice Cooper lyrics may still rock certain segments of the population, but when it comes to 10 weeks without the child care that the school year provides, Mom and Dad may not be as excited.
Whether you work in a...
| Feb 9, 2011
If you feel like your cubicle walls are closing in around you, you may be right.
A combination of the troubled economy and the influx of mobile technology is changing the workplace landscape. Literally.
Companies across the country are shrinking those...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 5:00 PM
You've been bad. Very bad. You know it, and you told me so.
You've crammed your purse with way too much "stuff"— you had another more expressive word for it — and now you've got the exhaustion, sore shoulders and aching back to prove it.
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:04 AM
UPDATE: Following up on our post from last week (see below), the Chicago site for eater.com has a few more details this morning on Greg Hall's venture into cider.
Among the revelations: Virtue Cider will likely start filling glasses in early 2012,...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:27 AM
NoMI, the French restaurant at the Park Hyatt overlooking Michigan Avenue, has been closed since January. When it emerges from its gut renovations on June 3, it’ll have a name change: NoMI Kitchen.
It’s a shift from the haute and buttoned-up...
| May 2, 2011
| 8:00 AM
In April we gave folks 30 sandwiches for 30 days, some of the best the area has to offer. But Chicago is a big place and we could do 365 days of sandwiches if we wanted to.
So here's a few more of personal favorites that didn't make the original list...