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Love me harder: RedEye's third-annual sex toy test

She probably doesn't want cheesy lingerie. He definitely doesn't want that homemade coupon book you found on Pinterest. And no one really wants to spend Valentine's Day wallowing into a carton of Jeni's ice cream (or do they?). Whether you're celebrating solo, with a partner or somewhere in between,...

  • For $10 a night, you can stay in Van Gogh's bedroom

    For $10 a night, you can stay in Van Gogh's bedroom

    Vincent Van Gogh wants you to spend the night. No, really. Running in tandem with “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms,” an exhibit opening Feb. 14 at the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s a rentable room on Airbnb that’s a replica of the real thing—just as Van Gogh painted it. From the straw hat hanging behind...

  • Scholastic to publish new Harry Potter book

    Scholastic to publish new Harry Potter book

    The eighth story in the Harry Potter series will be published July 31, Scholastic announced today in a press release. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II" by Jack Thorne is a play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany that follows Harry as an employee of...

  • Moving 'beach creature' sculptures delight Chicago visitors

    Moving 'beach creature' sculptures delight Chicago visitors

    The Strandbeest's joints squeaked as it walked near The Bean at Millennium Park, its sails fluttering gently as the wind pushed it forward. Onlookers described it as "a cross between a dinosaur and an airplane" or "something da Vinci would make," but the Dutch artist and creator of the Strandbeest...

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  • Tips for getting that rebellious '90s makeup look

    Tips for getting that rebellious '90s makeup look

    Kiss your sweet pinks goodbye. This fall, tough, rebellious and '90s-inspired beauty looks include the extremes of shocking, I-dare-you-to-say-something-to-me, electric purple lips a la Rihanna along with moody-broody goth brown lipstick launched into the social media stratosphere by Kylie Jenner...

  • The Alley, a counterculture mainstay, will close to 'reinvent' itself

    The Alley, a counterculture mainstay, will close to 'reinvent' itself

    After catering to Chicago's counterculture for more than four decades, The Alley Chicago will close its Lakeview storefront after New Year's Day, according to its owner. The store has been a mainstay near the corner of Belmont Avenue and Clark Street since it was established in 1974. Owner Mark...

  • Uniqlo in Chicago: Take a peek inside the Michigan Avenue store

    Uniqlo in Chicago: Take a peek inside the Michigan Avenue store

    Uniqlo, the Japanese casual fashion retailer with an avid customer following, will open its first Midwest store Friday on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, complete with mountains of colorful sweaters, mass deployment of mannequins and myriad metal accents and mirrors. "This store we wanted to make special,"...

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  • 4 Chicago-based Instagrammers who will make you want to travel the world

    4 Chicago-based Instagrammers who will make you want to travel the world

    Anyone else craving a vacation? I’m talking turquoise waters, swimming with pigs and rum-heavy drinks with little umbrellas, people. Though winter hasn’t shown us its worst just yet, there’s an easy way to escape the cold, dreary days that doesn’t require using up vacation time or dipping into...

  • Valentines Day gifts for guys

    Valentines Day gifts for guys

    Show your love with small gifts that make a big impact. By David Syrek

  • West Town florist helps refugees' dreams bloom

    West Town florist helps refugees' dreams bloom

    The six refugee women stood in line holding short, round flower vases, waiting to stuff foam inside and pour water over the top before filling them with greens and blooms.The instructor, floral designer Natalie Pappas, wore a short-sleeve shirt spotted with giant sunflowers and explained how to...

  • Sweat it out: Recovering addict finds new life as a Chicago SoulCycle instructor

    Sweat it out: Recovering addict finds new life as a Chicago SoulCycle instructor

    By the time you walk out of Ryan Lewis' SoulCycle class, he hopes to have kicked your ass and put it back together. But the workout is more than physical—it's mental and emotional. The 25-year-old Lakeview resident gets on the mic at the helm of the trendy Chicago studios to give riding instructions...

  • It's not just Hogwarts: J.K. Rowling reveals other wizarding schools

    There's some good news for would-be wizards worldwide who just don't see themselves living in Scotland. In a series of posts on the Pottermore website, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling revealed that "there are eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide, all of which are...

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