Ahh summer, the season of the shark. Creatively and officially named “Sharknado 2: The Second One” (in case the “2″ wasn’t clear), we’ve never had a better lead-up to Shark Week. Well, except maybe when Discovery brought their own campiness with Rob Lowe’s promo recently. If you can’t believe there’s going to be a second […]

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The Cubs’ 2014 season was lost long before it started, and every Cubs fan knew it. Currently, they’re in last place in the NL Central by a healthy 8.5 games. They rank in the bottom three in the league in runs, batting average, and on base percentage. To say the least, things could be better on […]

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Thought you were the only landlocked surfer at heart? Say hello to Ian Jacobson, local entrepreneur and the proud owner of Chicago SUP.  But if you asked him, he’s a self-described “enthusiast cultivator.” In the second edition of Chi-Towny (our little quest to highlight Chicago’s coolest people), we followed Ian around to experience a day in the life of […]

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Building the hype even higher for the release of his new album “Worlds”, Porter Robinson gave his fans another reason to dance with their headphones on in public. Although “Flicker” has a more relaxed tempo (much like “Sad Machine” and “Sea of Voices” - the first two songs Porter released from his new album), the melody drops into something unearthly around 2:41, […]

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On Sunday the baseball Hall of Fame welcomed six legendary members through its doors, including former White Sox great Frank Thomas. The most recent class were all ‘shoo-in’ candidates, but the Hall still has its fair share of ‘deserving’ candidates who are waiting their turn. By browsing through baseball’s statistical archives, it becomes strikingly apparent […]

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You can thank Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon for the marathon of a game played on the North side last night. Blackmon, who we’ve highlighted as having a mean Twitter game, is also fairly proficient with the leather. In the bottom of the 10th inning last night, Blackmon straight robbed Wellington Castillo of extra bases that […]

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Cubs fans are familiar by now with the Matt Garza trade that sent the likes of C.J. Edwards, Mike Olt, Justin Grimm and a ‘player to be named later’ to Chicago last July. Looking back a year later, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer chose correctly when they tabbed the not-so-familiar Neil Ramirez as the PTBNL. The […]

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When Last Week Tonight with John Oliver premiered in April, everyone’s initial reaction was, “a white guy in a suit making political and world events jokes…do we really need another one of these?” With the additions of Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon to the already established lineup of Letterman, Kimmel, Conan, Stewart, Colbert and Maher, the […]

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Zomboy has had quite the explosive past few years since making the transition from sound engineering to professional, full-time music production. His dynamic rise to fame has been entertaining to say the least. His latest single, “Skull ‘n’ Bones”, taken from his forthcoming album ‘The Outbreak’, is out August 4th via Never Say Die Records.  Pre order […]

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When Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman calls plays, I tend to hear Beethoven’s 9th Symphony fading in the distance. His offensive schemes are masterpieces rivaled only by Michelangelo’s work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Trestman has crafted something unseen in a Chicago Bears uniform prior to 2013. It’s called offense. While the Canadian genius […]

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