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Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Less gas, more ass: the Naked Bike Ride of Chicago

“Oh hell no!” the middle-aged woman screams as she walks onto the front porch of her North-side two-flat, holding a cell phone with video on. “They all riding bikes butt-naked!” Her grammar-school-aged son wanders up behind her with his hands up to his mouth to hide his giggle, eyes darting from the riders to his

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Klaxon Howl: Behind the Label and into the Future

Matt Robinson is the owner and creative mind behind the men’s store Klaxon Howl. Operating since 2005, Robinson has poured his heart and soul into this shop and succeeded in making it one of the most original...

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Video: Interview with Dizzy, Stylist & Image Consultant

First of the videos in the series People We Like: interview with Josh Dzime-Assison, a stylist, image consultant and interpreter know to most of the world as “Dizzy” Dizzy: get-dizzy.com  ...

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The Very Brief History of a Culinary Incubator: Chicago’s Little Saigon

It’s a little after one in the afternoon, a brisk Monday, and while most of the city, and probably the country, is preparing to watch the Packers/Seahawks game they don’t yet know will dominate the proceeding week’s...

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Fighting For Grub on the Go: Montreal Street Food Ban.

Drunk, stumbling and hungry, the late-night Montreal bar-crawling scene now has a reason to rejoice, as the city inches ever closer to repealing its long-standing, archaic ban on street food. Originally banned in 1947 by then-reigning mayor...

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Drugs and Music

“Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise,” stated the English poet Thomas Gray in 1742. Though eloquent, it’s a rather ridiculous statement. Truth, even tough truth, is always superior to ignorance. By acknowledging tough truths...

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The Abstractions and Pathologies of a Mexican Painter

  “I was shown to the back of the boutique, where the painters work.” “Ruben will be along in a few minutes,” they tell me. In Ruben Carrasco’s workspace, several paintings in various stages of completion stand waiting,...

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Montreal Unfolded: Shop, Dine and Drink in Centre-Ville, Lionel-Groulx Metro

Montreal’s downtown core is full of places to eat, drink, and enjoy life. It is also conveniently punctuated by metro (or subway) stops on both the orange and green lines, thus making it easy to explore all...