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Kate Conway, @katchatters

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How to be the coolest wedding guest in the room

How to be the coolest wedding guest in the room

September 1, 2014

I have gone to approximately one frillion weddings this summer alone, and I have developed some foolproof strategies for being the coolest guest at any matrimonial affair.

  • Four summer date ideas good in theory, bad in practice

    July 27, 2014

    Much like the streets of the city themselves, though summer dating activities might seem to be brimming with possibility, in reality, they are still full of potholes.

  • Blackhawks, ignoring sexism won't make it go away

    July 22, 2014

    Last weekend, I headed to the annual Blackhawks Convention eager to hang out with roughly 2,000 other hockey fans who spent July sadly watching season highlights in front of the air conditioner. And like many of my compatriots, I was most excited for the panel featuring Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Brad Richards. Unfortunately, all the dance-offs in the world couldn't save that event from the sexism of its moderator, Mark Giangreco.

  • Problem with my crop top? Get lost

    July 11, 2014

    My favorite thing about this summer, beside being able to walk home half-drunk without my fingernails getting frostbite, is the knowledge that I'm probably horrifying at least a few people simply by wearing a crop top.

  • Casual reminder: Ask before touching

    June 5, 2014

    There's something about Pride Events -- and, honestly, queer-friendly spaces in general -- that turns otherwise rational, clear-headed adults into complete and total shitbags about sexual harassment.

  • What's a butch girl invisibility cloak?

    May 13, 2014

    When I first moved to Chicago, I was surprised by how many straight guys seemed to construe "has a side-shave haircut" as "exclusively dates the ladies." The phenomenon seems to inversely correlate to the locals' fondness for, say, Robyn.