Food Vacations

It is a fact that many people out there in America base their vacation choices on nothing more than food. Oh, yes, it may be wonderful to have that perfect view or the buzzing nightlife of a certain locale, but being able to have those incredible aromas hovering all around, coming from literally the best meals in all of the United States, can top the list when planning that perfect vacation. So…how far would you travel for the perfect meal? Well…everyone knows about the elegant Parisian meals or the never-ending fare of Rome, but what if your bank account can only supply you with enough to stay in good, old America and visit the best cities here serving the most unforgettable cuisine? The U.S. most definitely has locations that can go head-to-head and even surpass anything France or Italy has to offer, and the first can be found in…Louisiana.

Bawdy Road Romp Opens as #1 Comedy at the Box Office

Universal Pictures\’ Girls Trip made a spectacular debut on its opening weekend, raking in over $30 million at the box office. The hilarious road romp, directed by Spike\’s cousin Malcolm Lee (The Best Man), co-stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Faces Change in Free Agency

Just this past week the National Football League’s brand new pre-season went into play, with deals and steals happening from one coast to the other. These days are all about transactions and transformations (hopefully positive ones) to teams that need help. The biggest news came in the form of quarterback changes. Tony Romo will say goodbye to his position in Dallas…yet, where he will be going is still anybody’s guess (all except Jerry Jones, most likely, who seems to know just about everything that happens in the NFL before any deals are signed). Whatever the case may be, it’s a given that when the announcement comes from Tony about which team he will lead, experts worldwide will have something to say.

Spike Lee Offers Solution for Chicago Gang Violence in Timely Morality Play

  Chi-Raq Film Review by Kam Williams Spike Lee Offers Solution for Chicago Gang Violence in Timely Morality Play Just when we were ready to give up on Spike Lee, wouldn’t you know he’d reassert his relevance with a decent inner-city drama decrying the gang violence in Chicago? Ironically, this timely tale is based on […]

Cubs V. Mets: Youth, Predictions & A Whole Lot of Fun

  Cubs V. Mets: Youth, Predictions & A Whole Lot of Fun By Amy Lignor   Yes, the Mets lead. Game 1 is in their win column, but if they think those Cubs are going down easily, they should think again.   This is one of the very first times in the sports nation where […]

Summoning a New Queer Reality, MCA Chicago, December 6

  Date: Friday, Dec 6, 2013 Time: 6–10 pm The MCA invites the varied LGBTIQ communities of Chicago to a night of dancing, performance, and radical potential co-curated by Chances Dances. Chances Dances is a queer dance party and collective dedicated to building safer spaces in Chicago since 2005. All Chances parties recognize the power […]

‘Meet a Scientist’ at The Field Museum, Chicago, Nov 29 – Dec 13

  Date: Fri 11/29/2013 – Fri 12/13/2013 Time: 10 am – 12 pm Every Friday from 10am to 12pm, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display […]

Family Day: Dig at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, November 9

  Sat, Nov 9, 2013, 11 am Join us for a day of creative thinking and making designed and led by Chicago-based artists. Exploring the exhibition The Way of the Shovel, dig through objects of all shapes and sizes and tell stories with what you find. Funding Support for Family Programs is provided in part through […]

Badge Day – Mammal Study at The Field Museum, Chicago, on November 16

  Badge Day at The Field will have Boy Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and experiencing a behind-the-scenes tour with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements completed through the program!  The Merit Badge offered in this session is Mammal Study. Sessions are held Saturdays […]

Important Building Blocks for Franchises

  As you head to the Word Wide Web and enter the search keyword, ‘franchises,’ there are literally hundreds of thousands of books, reports and articles that have been written regarding franchisors, franchisees, as well as the trends within the franchise industry. Throughout the Internet, the entire public – including those entrepreneurs out there who […]