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No one asked for this but listen to these Death Cab For Cutie/Kanye West mash-ups

When I’m listening to Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks,” one of the most formative tracks of my teenage years, I’m definitely not thinking about Death Cab For Cutie’s “I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” another important song for me because I put it on a lot of embarrassing mixes for high school crushes....

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  • Pau Gasol replaces Jimmy Butler, out 3-4 weeks, in All-Star Game

    Pau Gasol replaces Jimmy Butler, out 3-4 weeks, in All-Star Game

    Pau Gasol became an All-Star Tuesday for the second straight time since signing with the Bulls. Should they trade him? That such a question even is posed speaks to the tenuous situation in which the Bulls find themselves, which, as of Tuesday morning, is seventh place in the Eastern Conference,...

  • What's in store for presidential candidates? A whole lotta merchandise

    What's in store for presidential candidates? A whole lotta merchandise

    It's beyond bumper stickers and buttons. As voters shop for a presidential candidate to back, they may have found themselves browsing in the online stores on campaign websites. Nearly every candidate still in the race has an online store and some are selling the traditional shirts, hats and signs;...

  • Trick your less-cultured friends into a night out at the theatre

    Trick your less-cultured friends into a night out at the theatre

    There’s nothing quite like heading out for a thrilling night of live theatre, right? I mean, I’ve heard. I can’t get anyone to go with me. What do you do when all your friends would rather hunt for fake “Red Dead Redemption” justice or toss the old cornhole bean bags around? You can’t just kill...

  • Navigating public transit in a wheelchair | The Transit Diaries

    Navigating public transit in a wheelchair | The Transit Diaries

    For many, walking up dozens of steps to reach a platform or standing on a crowded train or bus can feel like a nuisance, but part of the commuting experience. For those like 21-year-old Northwestern University student Jackie Quinn, who uses a motorized wheelchair to get around, navigating the CTA...

  • Photography class for Cook County Jail inmates develops passion for art

    Photography class for Cook County Jail inmates develops passion for art

    No one wants to go to jail. But last week a couple hundred people sat in the gymnasium of the Mental Health Transition Center at Cook County Jail and they were happy, filling the place with smiles and applause, vivid visions on the wall and what felt like hope in the air. More than 100 of them...

  • Lonely heart: Should I try to get together with my ex on Valentine's Day?

    Lonely heart: Should I try to get together with my ex on Valentine's Day?

    Dear Anna: My ex and I broke up in January. We were together three years, and I miss him terribly. I’ve been good about not contacting him, but I feel like I’m breaking down. Should I try to get together with him this Valentine’s Day? —Lost No. Same goes for Feb. 15, 16, 17, 18 and so on. Stay...

  • Blackhawks set White House visit for Feb. 18

    Blackhawks set White House visit for Feb. 18

    The Blackhawks are headed back to the White House. On Feb. 18, President Obama will host the Hawks at the White House for the third time.The Hawks earned another trip to Washington after they defeated the Lightning in June to win their third Stanley Cup in the last six seasons. The Hawks play in...

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