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  • Is 'accidentally' messaging someone on Facebook a good ice breaker?

    Is 'accidentally' messaging someone on Facebook a good ice breaker?

    Welcome to "Threesome." Each week, we'll take a look at a relationship question from the public and have three panelists give their insights. Have a question to ask? Shoot it over to us on Twitter at @redeyechicago or on our Facebook page. If it's a little more private, feel free to email it to...

  • Personal Playlist: Jeff Tweedy talks about the stories behind 10 Wilco songs

    Personal Playlist: Jeff Tweedy talks about the stories behind 10 Wilco songs

    For over 22 years, Chicago band Wilco has amassed a wonderful 10-album discography exploring and deconstructing rock 'n' roll's many incarnations. Their latest, "Schmilco," which is due out Friday via their own label, dBpm Records, is another welcome entry in an expansive, challenging and never...

  • The transformation of Peggy Olson in 'Mad Men'

    The transformation of Peggy Olson in 'Mad Men'

    “Mad Men” is a show about many things: advertising, the 1960s, New York, a family, a man. If they had to boil it down, many would make an argument for that last one—“Mad Men” is a show about one man. Specifically, it’s about Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and his descent from the glory of the ‘50s to the...

  • Don't get your hopes up for #Michelle2020

    Don't get your hopes up for #Michelle2020

    It's no secret that Michelle Obama has captured the hearts and minds of many Americans during her tenure as First Lady of the United States. According to her husband, however, this doesn't mean she'll run for the highest office in the land. In an interview with Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama—gotta...

  • Restaurant delivery guide: 20 fresh options for your next night in

    Restaurant delivery guide: 20 fresh options for your next night in

    It's been months since going outside seemed like fun, which means you've probably exhausted your go-to delivery spots and best slow cooker recipes by now. These fresh options are ready to deliver you from dinner boredom—no puffer coat required. SOUTHERN & BARBECUE Moxee724 W. Maxwell St. 312-243-3660Delivery...

  • City of Chicago announces 2016 festival dates

    City of Chicago announces 2016 festival dates

    It feels like we just bid adieu to festival season, but here comes the City of Chicago with news that's making us crave elotes, hot dogs and kettle corn all over again. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced the 2016 festival lineup today, including Taste of Chicago, Air...

  • Would you join the Sourtoe Cocktail club?

    Would you join the Sourtoe Cocktail club?

    The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City in Yukon, Canada, has a peculiar, and slightly repulsive, tradition. Key Facts The Sourtoe Cocktail is garnished with a real human toe. If you swallow the toe in the Sourtoe Cocktail, you must pay a $2,500 fine. The bar in the hotel serves a Sourtoe Cocktail, a...

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