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Here's what Chicagoans put off yesterday while trying to score Beyonce tickets

If you somehow haven't heard by now, Queen Bey will be playing Soldier Field May 27. On Tuesday, Ticketmaster held a presale for American Express cardholders and members of the Beyhive, the queen's fan group (like you didn't already know).  From skipping class and work to having existential life...

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  • Sorry, Joel Quenneville's postgame act doesn't measure up to Cam Newton's

    Sorry, Joel Quenneville's postgame act doesn't measure up to Cam Newton's

    An exasperated Joel Quenneville widened his eyes, raised his arms and stormed off in a huff straight into a YouTube video. We have seen hundreds of similar Quenneville outbursts during his eight seasons in Chicago, but usually behind the glass — not in the United Center interview room. The Blackhawks...

  • Why Kendrick Lamar deserves to win Album of the Year over Taylor Swift

    Why Kendrick Lamar deserves to win Album of the Year over Taylor Swift

    Before Monday's awards even start, Kendrick Lamar already has made Grammys history. With 11 nominations, the trailblazing Compton rapper is second only to Michael Jackson's 12 nods in 1984 ("Thriller") for most ever. That's great, especially when you consider that historically the Grammys have...

  • The Grammys made me compare Taylor Swift's '1989' and Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly'

    The Grammys made me compare Taylor Swift's '1989' and Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly'

    This year's marquee, A-list, title-fight matchup at the Grammys pits Kendrick Lamar (11 nominations) against Taylor Swift (7), two completely different artists occupying not just separate lanes but different highways altogether. Screw it, though; both artists are duking it out for Album of the...

  • How to sound smart while watching (or live-tweeting) the 2016 Grammys

    How to sound smart while watching (or live-tweeting) the 2016 Grammys

    Unless you're hoping to win one, I'm guessing that you don't really care about the Grammys. To be honest, neither do I. For many, though, the music awards show (whose 58th ceremony takes place Monday night at 7 p.m. on CBS) is still good for live-tweeting and watching with your friends. So even...

  • Burger King's next conquest: Hot dog king

    Burger King's next conquest: Hot dog king

    Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23. It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers. But Burger King says its ability to flame-grill...

  • Jimmy Butler previews new Jordan Brand collection

    Jimmy Butler previews new Jordan Brand collection

    When Mark Wahlberg wore a "Jimmy Buckets" shirt to watch his friend Jimmy Butler take on the Lakers in January, fans wondered where and when they might snag similar apparell. Butler offered an answer on Instagram Wednesday ... sort of.  Butler posted a picture of some "Jimmy Buckets" shirts and...

  • Rank 'em: Best slam dunk performances in NBA All-Star history

    Rank 'em: Best slam dunk performances in NBA All-Star history

    Before 2016 participants Zach LaVine (defending champion), Aaron Gordon, Will Barton and Andre Drummond square off this weekend, weigh in on the best dunk performances from past NBA Slam Dunk contest.

  • Steph Curry's insane 3-point accuracy, captured in 1 interactive graphic

    Steph Curry's insane 3-point accuracy, captured in 1 interactive graphic

    The comparisons between this season's Golden State team and the 72-win Bulls team from 1995-96 have picked up steam ever since the Warriors started 24-0. Part of the reason the story seems so familiar in Chicago is because Steph Curry and Co. draw wide-eyed spectators even during warmups. We're...

  • Northwestern guard Tre Demps juggles married life, impending fatherhood

    Northwestern guard Tre Demps juggles married life, impending fatherhood

    Dinner in sweatpants turned into coffee in more formal wear turned into even more formal wear and a wedding, which, soon, will turn into parenthood. Life can't be summed up in one sentence. But let's say it has moved quickly for Northwestern graduate student-athlete Tre Demps. First, though, the...

  • 'SNL' star drew inspiration for short film from Chicago fabric store

    'SNL' star drew inspiration for short film from Chicago fabric store

    "Saturday Night Live" star Aidy Bryant said she drew inspiration for her upcoming short film "Darby Forever" from a Chicago fabric store. "I would get fabric for shows I was doing at Second City. And so this woman who would cut the fabric for me would always be like, 'What's this fabric for?' And...

  • Finally! Michael Jordan reacts to the crying meme

    Finally! Michael Jordan reacts to the crying meme

    Michael Jordan has seen the Crying MJ meme -- and he's OK with it. Estee Portnoy, Jordan's spokesperson and senior vice president of JumpDC, confirmed that the former Bulls great has taken notice of the viral trend in an email late Tuesday. "I don't recall when we first started noticing it — everything...

  • U. of I. suspends 2 athletes for vandalizing Jewish center

    U. of I. suspends 2 athletes for vandalizing Jewish center

    The University of Illinois has indefinitely suspended a softball player and suspended a men's gymnast for two meets for their parts in vandalizing a campus Jewish center, the university announced Tuesday. Ruby Rivera, a sophomore shortstop from Glendale, Calif., received a notice to appear in court...

  • 5 surprising results from Redbox's Valentine's Day movie survey

    5 surprising results from Redbox's Valentine's Day movie survey

    As you hopefully know, Valentine's Day is this weekend (if you didn't, now's your time to panic). Redbox, that trusty provider of cheap, one-night rentals outside your local Walgreens store and elsewhere, did a survey of more than 5,000 people (no idea who they were or how this was conducted) to...

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