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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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  • 'Where to Invade Next' does a great job of making the U.S. look awful

    'Where to Invade Next' does a great job of making the U.S. look awful

    In Iceland, it’s against the law to say something is the best. Against the law. In the U.S., sometimes it seems like it’s against the law not to say something is the best. Insert every list about the best pizza/burgers/beer/bed and breakfast/dandruff shampoo. And, of course, that we’re the world’s...

  • Bad news about 'Zoolander 2'

    Bad news about 'Zoolander 2'

    “Billy Zane, it’s been years” might be the understatement of the decade.The line comes from now-reclusive former male model Derek Zoolander (director Ben Stiller), whose son was taken away due to Derek’s total idiocy, as he can’t even grasp how to cook spaghetti. So Dad escapes to the snow-covered...

  • 'How to Be Single' is almost kind of OK

    'How to Be Single' is almost kind of OK

    Served up as Valentine’s Day counterprogramming to, uh, that super-romantic Michael Moore documentary opening Friday, “How to Be Single” apparently wants to keep everyone on their toes by alternating in quality every few minutes. If you gather a bunch of friends and drink every time your opinion...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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