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  • The new Iron Man has a new name

    The new Iron Man has a new name

    Marvel announced last month that Iron Man would become a black woman in the newest interations of the "Iron Man" comics. But Marvel was wrong. MIT student Riri Williams will not be Iron Man. She will be Ironheart.  In an interview with Wired, writer Brian Michael Bendis credited Marvel's chief...

  • 6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    Step away from the Netflix marathon and find your way into one of these local theaters for a belly laugh this week. Your guide to Chicago’s affordable and under-the-radar comedy scene awaits. THURSDAY, AUG. 18 ‘Crushed’  The Public House Theatre 3914 N. Clark St. 773-230-4770 Watch a rom-com unfold...

  • Warning: You won't be able to unsee these naked Donald Trump statues

    Warning: You won't be able to unsee these naked Donald Trump statues

    Naked life-size statues of Donald Trump popped up all over the country on Thursday, but Chicago was not one of the chosen cities to be blessed with its presence.  New York, San Francisco, Cleveland and Seattle were all graced with the statues, pot belly, tiny penis and all.  According to The Hill...

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  • There are three new 'Harry Potter' books because of course there are

    There are three new 'Harry Potter' books because of course there are

    If one new book and an upcoming movie weren't enough to satiate the demands of the long-latent "Harry Potter" fandom, don't worry. We're getting three more books—er, ebooks—chock-full of new short stories and information that's slowly been leaking out of Pottermore since its inception in 2009. ...

  • Money can convince smokers to try kicking the habit

    Money can convince smokers to try kicking the habit

    If the threat of health complications isn't enough to get someone to quit smoking, money could be the short-term push they need instead.  A study conducted by Swiss researchers found that continued payments to poor smokers helped more than one-third of them kick the habit, according to a report...

  • Amy Schumer has conquered the stage, small screen, big screen and now your bookshelf

    Amy Schumer has conquered the stage, small screen, big screen and now your bookshelf

    If it seems like everywhere you look, you see Amy Schumer, that’s because she is literally everywhere. Once known almost solely for her raunchy, irreverent and relatable stand-up, Schumer has conquered all forms of media these days, from the small screen to the big screen and now bookshelves too....

  • 11 new Trump books for fans and critics of The Donald

    11 new Trump books for fans and critics of The Donald

    Next week, Scribner will publish “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power” by two Washington Post reporters, Michael Kranish and Mark Fisher. On Friday, the paper gave readers a preview of the book, a portrait of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. ...

  • Cards Against Humanity lets you pick your candidate (but only donates to one)

    Cards Against Humanity lets you pick your candidate (but only donates to one)

    The Chicago-based evil masterminds behind "Cards Against Humanity" have launched their 2016 election fundraiser, "American Votes With Cards Against Humanity." According to the project's website, the game's creators are "letting America choose between two new expansion packs about either Hillary...

  • "HIKEA" web series figures out if drugs make IKEA instructions easier to understand

    "HIKEA" web series figures out if drugs make IKEA instructions easier to understand

    "Today we're taking acid and building furniture from IKEA," sounds like literally the worst idea ever, right? Those instructions are hard enough sober, I can't even imagine trying to figure them out while tripping balls. But I'll watch some idiots on the internet do it any day. That's the premise...

  • 6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    6 Chicago comedy shows to see this week

    Step away from the Netflix marathon and find your way into one of these local theaters for a belly laugh this week. Your guide to Chicago’s affordable and under-the-radar comedy scene awaits.

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