Polish jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik comes to Old Town School of Folk Music

My mom has gone to see Polish jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik perform a few times, but I’ve never made it out. However, I’ve been meaning to check her out, and now she’ll be back in Chicago performing at the Old Town School of Folk Music on June 6. She’ll be joined by Brazilian guitarist Paulinho … Continue reading

Great Gatsby trailer

I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow my Leo crush. I love this new trailer for Great Gatsby, and I’m especially excited to see the same director from Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge on board for the movie. Partner that vision with Leo, and how can you go wrong? It’s interesting that they’re using modern … Continue reading

Crazy Cat Lady

I LOVE this commercial. This is why I live alone with my cat. Yes, conversations like this take place daily between me and Othello. On a related note, my friend Frances got me a board game called “Crazy Cat Lady” kind of as a joke — although I haven’t actually played it yet — and … Continue reading

Coursera: take free courses from Princeton & other leading universities….online

I miss college. I miss just going to class, pulling all-nighters, and living off coffee and the occasional Belgian waffle. And dollar Coronas on Thursday nights, of course. But mainly, I miss taking random classes about topics that genuinely interest me. So when I heard about Coursera, I was intrigued. Basically, Coursera is a company that … Continue reading


I wasn’t exactly sure how I felt about the Ryan Gosling movie, Drive. As I was watching it, I thought to myself, “This is kind of weird. There’s minimal dialogue and a lot of awkward silences where the actors just look at each other.” Yet, after watching it, I downloaded a couple tracks from the … Continue reading

Get the scoop on Chicago’s hottest live music this summer at Rockit.LIVE

On Tuesday, May 29, a panel of Chicago’s music tastemakers will offer up their picks for this summer’s best live music shows. The free event will take place at Rockit on Hubbard and the panel will include: Jessica Galliart, social media manager at the RedEye Veronica Murtagh, founder & editor of Creamteam.tv Dani Deahl, DJ, … Continue reading