Plastic Bag Ban in Chicago

It’s a sunny day in Chicago, and I have two bags in my hand. One is paper and the other is plastic. While this is not new, what is new is Chicago’s Bag Ban. It’s…

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I Hate When I See “Single” and It Refers to His Song, Not His Availability

We are as he called it, “grandma dancing” in the club to Snoop Dogg. I think this might be one of my favorite moments. Meeting at a 4 a.m. Bar It was 1:40 a.m. It…

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Frank & Oak Open Second National Men’s Fashion Store in Wicker Park

There’s a wooden crate in the corner, which I have deemed my bar ledge for the evening. It was made hours ago by the project coordinator, who transformed the previous pallet. “A great use of…

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Please Don’t Look at Me Like a Product

I see you eyeing me—looking at me like a product on the shelf. You were excited to see something shiny and new. You couldn’t find a price for me, but you knew you wanted to…

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Severe Thunderstorm Ponchos at Lollapalooza

In the Midwest, you never know if it will be sunny in July, snowing in May or hailing in August. The weather is fickle. If the weather report says to bring an umbrella, you will…

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