Top 11 Songs of 2011

Since I managed to pull together 11 photos from 2011, I thought I’d do it again, this time with songs. Keep in mind, I’m not saying these are the 11 best songs of the past year, or that they’re even my all-time favorites. But they are the 11 songs that remind me of this year. … Continue reading

Top 11 of 2011

My crafty friend Mindy posted a blog chronicling her Top 11 photos of 2011, so I thought I’d do the same. Except I don’t have any kids, so these are just the top 11 photos chronicling the highlights of my year. The new Facebook timeline feature is really coming in handy for this. It’s been … Continue reading

Morbid Curiosity

There’s an interesting exhibit coming to the Chicago Cultural Center this January, titled Morbid Curiosity. It apparently features works from collector Richard Harris, which explore death across artistic, cultural and spiritual practices. That means skulls, bones, paintings, specimens and other contemporary art works. It will also include various artifacts from countries around the world, especially … Continue reading

Drake: The Motto

For some reason, I just love this song. I think it’s the beat. And the hook. And The Motto of course. #YOLO! Is this not THE weekend jam??

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! It’s warm out and there’s no snow, but Christmas is here. We always spend Christmas at my mom’s house, so the past several years I’ve just had a small fake tree at my place. But this year, I decided to get a real tree for my apartment. And I’m so glad I did … Continue reading

My top 5 Christmas songs

It’s that time of year again… So, in an attempt to spread the holiday cheer, here is a list of my favorite Christmas songs. And as I tried to narrow it down to five, I realized there are actually a lot of great holiday songs I love. Some contenders for the top spots that didn’t … Continue reading

Collabo Music Industry Holiday Mixer

Collabo is hosting a special music industry mixer for the holidays this week! Check out Music Moves Hunger on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Output Lounge. Sounds like there will be some great performances, and it’s always the perfect opportunity to network with others in the Chicago music scene.

A wino’s guide to Chicago

Yesterday, I discovered a great new spot to buy wine in the city, so I thought I’d list out my favorite spots to grab a bottle of vino. Foodease Market I was shopping downtown with my mom yesterday, and she introduced me to the Foodease Market in the cafeteria area of Water Tower Place. She … Continue reading

Ancient Egypt & Cleopatra

You may or may not know that I’m mildly obsessed with Ancient Egypt (and I have the tattoos to prove it). Last year, I discovered the Oriental Institute on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park, and signed up for their e-newsletter. Which in the past year I’ve actually opened maybe twice. But only … Continue reading

Chicago Latino Film Fest Poster Contest

Update: the deadline has been extended to January 20, 2012, at 6 p.m. The annual Chicago Latino Film Festival poster contest is officially open for entries! This is a great platform for artists, and the winner always gets tons of exposure (not to mention a $1,000 prize). The deadline is Monday, January 9th, so check … Continue reading