I am a longtime Chi-town resident and writer who loves to find the profound in pop. That's right, even LiLo can teach us pop culture watchers a life lesson or two, so check out my analysis of trends and add your own two cents. In addition to being a pop-o-logist, I'm also a huge music fan and love to highlight Chicago talent. Each Monday, I run an online contest called the track-off that helps identify the best in local and native Chicago talent. Rules on my home page, so study up and submit your best.