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  • Does splitting the check mean she isn't into me?

    Does splitting the check mean she isn't into me?

    Took this girl on multiple dates. When the check comes, she insists to split in half. Was I on friend zone all along and didn't pick it up? Her argument is she will tell me when I can treat her. Friend zone or nah?  —Question via Reddit Keri Wiginton Photo editor and part-time advice giver at the...

  • Ways Clinton can convert all those die-hard Bernie fans

    Ways Clinton can convert all those die-hard Bernie fans

    On the heels of the Republican National Convention, it’s do-or-we-all-die time for the Democrats, who need to launch into full throttle and probably drink as much Full Throttle as Rudy Giuliani did before his address. In order to beat the Donald Trump/Mike Pence ticket, Hillary Clinton must secure...

  • On anal, role playing for beginners and valuing your own pleasure

    On anal, role playing for beginners and valuing your own pleasure

    Hello! I have a man I love very much. We're having a few issues, however. They are: Half the time he comes really fast and the other half it takes a while. He also says he's into roleplay, but hasn't elaborated on it. I've never done that and do get embarrassed easily but am willing to try anything...

  • There are many reasons to dislike Melania Trump, but her modeling isn't one of them

    There are many reasons to dislike Melania Trump, but her modeling isn't one of them

    By now we are all familiar with Melania Trump's little plagiarism problem at the Republican National Convention. She and her speechwriters unabashedly lifted lines from Michelle Obama's address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. But instead of criticizing the moral implications of literally...

  • Make the GOP convention the most memorable 4 days of your life

    Make the GOP convention the most memorable 4 days of your life

    Americans have been waiting four years for the Summer Olympics, a new Frank Ocean album and the election of our next president. We’re about to get one step closer to the latter as Republicans gather in Cleveland to select their party’s nominee. For those lucky enough to attend, here’s how to best...

  • What it's like to be black in Naperville, America

    What it's like to be black in Naperville, America

    Editor's note: Brian Crooks moved to Naperville when he was in the 5th grade; his parents still reside here. On Saturday, he wrote a Facebook post about his experiences being an African-American living in America that has since gone viral and has elicited hundreds of comments from people around...

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  • Chicago activists protest police hate crime ordinance with Homan Square sit-in

    Chicago activists protest police hate crime ordinance with Homan Square sit-in

    A group of Chicago activists has staged a demonstration since Friday near a controversial West Side police facility, vowing not to leave until the City Council formally scraps a proposed ordinance that would make attacking first responders a hate crime. Members from several organizations, forming...

  • Bit by bit, Chicago's becoming an indie gamer's paradise

    Bit by bit, Chicago's becoming an indie gamer's paradise

    The life of an indie game developer generally is one of simplicity. Make a game. Sell it. Recoup the expenses. Start a new game. Repeat. For those whose passion lies in independent game developing, it’s not about hitting it big or making tons of money. It’s about doing what you love and making...

  • 9 do's and don'ts for commuting Pokémon Go players

    9 do's and don'ts for commuting Pokémon Go players

    It’s no surprise that as Pokémon Go continues to sweep the nation, you’ll see more and more people playing the popular game around Chicago. Pokémon Go enthusiasts are easy to spot. They’ll have their heads down and phones out, making quick vertical strokes on their screen or even spinning in circles....

  • Photos: Lightning over Chicago

    Photos: Lightning over Chicago

  • Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub

    Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub

    A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded as many as 17, police said. The attack apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a "Swimsuit Glow Party," at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media. Police detained three people and said the area...

  • CTA trains running again after storm damage, including metal canopy blown onto tracks

    CTA trains running again after storm damage, including metal canopy blown onto tracks

    All CTA trains were running Monday morning after violent storms halted service on the Blue, Red and Brown lines overnight, knocking an aluminum canopy onto the third rail near the Medical District station, toppling a tree near the Armitage station and tossing debris onto the tracks near the Sedgwick...

  • Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers 'virtually illiterate'

    Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers 'virtually illiterate'

    Gov. Bruce Rauner once told some of Chicago's wealthiest and most influential civic leaders that half of Chicago Public Schools' teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of the city's principals are "incompetent," according to emails Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration released Thursday under...

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