I On The Scene

The Gotham Independent Film Awards 2016

New York seems a perfect location to open film awards season as host to the IFP Gotham Awards. The city seems to be a pivotal player in independent filmmaking. Tonight’s event, which honors these visual artists, includes the Gotham Tributes honoring Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke, Arnon Milchan and Oliver Stone. …

Be A Phyter With Chef David Choi, Jr.

Health and nutrition are interrelated aspects of our lives. Good health is achieved through proper nutrition and is a norm people have to adapt to in their daily lives and/or every time they need nutrients to replenish their health. Because of this, creating awareness and training different interest groups on …

Chicago Cubs 2016 Season: A Five Year Miracle in the Making

Chicago Cubs 2016 Season: A Five Year Miracle in the Making Theo Epstein became President of Cubs general operations five short years ago with quite a challenge to overcome: a team with a seemingly never-ending history of disappointments.  The Chicago Cubs collapse of ‘69, the disaster against San Diego in …

5th Annual Primo Classico

5th Annual Primo Classico

The 5th annual Primo Classico brought together 350 guests in support of an ambitious mission: to break the cycle of intergenerational homelessness and poverty for families in Chicago.

The End of An Era: The Chicago Cubs

  The Chicago Cubs have finally done it! After a long 71-year drought, the Cubs have advanced to the World Series where they will go on to face the Cleveland Indians. Despite their curse, I don’t know how many people were betting against the Cubs. Just look at their season. …

Hollywood Comes to Chicago: Cinespace Chicago Film Studios

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Founder Nikolaos Mirkopoulos brought his remarkable Toronto production co. to the Windy City about six years ago. Nik was firm believer in Chicago’s slogan “Make no little plans,” Boasting 1.45 million square feet spread out across 65 acres, Cinespace studios’ facilities include 20 soundproof stages, ranging in …

NEW RELEASE: Dig My Feeling by Willie Bobo

”The sound a Latin cat in Harlem would dig.” Dig My Feeling is a new album, with previously unreleased tracks, from one of the most revered musicians in Latin and Afro-Cuban Jazz, the late great Willie Bobo. This exclusive release came together with the help of Bobo’s wife, Alicia, and …

Amy Rule Receives Chicago CAC’s Luminary Award

The evening honored First Lady of Chicago Amy Rule, who was recognized for her dedicated work on behalf of children who have suffered from sexual abuse. The fundraising event, co-chaired by Sheila McGinn Dorman, COO of Northern Trust Securities, and Mara Walsh, drew over 350 corporate, community and civic leaders …

Urban Legend: Profile of North Chicago Fire Chief Dell Urban

Dell Urban is chief of the North Chicago Fire Department, supervising 36 firefighters. She is one of the few female fire chiefs in the country. Dell Urban considers herself one of the guys. But she is the boss. “I’m proud and I really like my job. To me it’s the …

Trump Presidency

There’s Plenty of Things to Worry About with a Trump Presidency

Donald Trump has said some weird stuff about debt in recent weeks. It seemed that he believes he can cut a deal with holders of US debt and pay less than face value. This, of course, would be a disaster. It would destroy the world’s belief in America’s “full faith …