I On The Scene

Shadow Town II: The Johns

Shadow Town II: The Johns explores the role that cultural views of masculinity play in the perpetuation of sex crimes. A Chicagoland epidemic, the sex trafficking of young girls and women is a devastating crime that has consequences extending beyond the immediate violence and exploitation involved in the transactions themselves. …

Rita Hayworth – A Tragic Princess

Rita Hayworth is a Brooklyn native who was born of Spanish descent in 1918. She came from a family of professional dancers and actors, and she was encouraged to pursue these talents at a young age. Her father preferred her to be a dancer, and her mother wanted her to …

Hot Doug’s

A Farewell to Hot Doug’s

Located at the corner of Roscoe Street and California Avenue in Avondale, hundreds of people lined up about five blocks down Roscoe to get a last taste of Doug’s amazing gourmet hot dogs.

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“Gone with the Wind” TCM Celebrates the 75th Anniversary

On September 28th, moviegoers experienced Gone with the Wind on the big screen, presented in its original format by Turner Classic Movies.

The Women’s Board of the MCA Hosts Art Expo Chicago’s Vernissage at Navy Pier

Art connoisseurs from all over the world converged on Navy Pier on Sept. 18th as the Women’s Board of the MCA was delighted to once again host Vernissage – the opening of the Art Expo Chicago.

Brigitte Bardot – From Sex Kitten to Saving Kittens

She spent half her life performing and modeling while the other half she dedicates to protecting animals. Even now at eighty, she continues to be a fierce advocate and seems to have no plans of slowing down.

Lyon: The Forgotten City And Gastronomical Capital of France

Lyon: The Forgotten City And Gastronomical Capital of France what come to mind when you think of France? Probably the Eiffel Tower, maybe a box full of Macaroons or freshly baked pastries. Perhaps a man with a striped boatneck shirt with a baguette tucked snugly under his arm. When planning …

Ann-Margret – Still Cracking That Whip!!!!

Ann-Margret was originally from Sweden and moved to the United States in 1946, settling in the nearby Chicago suburb of Wilmette. Even at a young age Ann was interested in the performing arts and began attending the Marjorie Young School of Dance. Later after attending Northwestern, she began performing in …

Why Might There Be No 15th Dalai Lama? Pure Politics.

Last week the Dalai Lama, the religious leader of the Tibetan people, announced that he might not reincarnate, a suggestion that has sparked a flurry of commentary and speculation about the future of the Tibetan independence movement. All of this controversy over whether the Dalai Lama will or won’t reincarnate …

Evening on Astor an Elegant Block Party

Hundreds of Gold Coast residents showed up for the 32nd Annual Astor St. party, unofficially referred to as “50 Shades of Stanley, An Evening with Astor Street”.