August 26, 2010- On August 26th, guests gathered at Northwestern University for the American Craft Exposition Benefit preview party. Guests could view unique art pieces and crafts, while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The evening kicked off the three-day Craft Exposition and ticket sales supported critical cancer research. Read more
It’s a whopper of a public relations blunder. Speakers for Right Nation 2010’s “evening extravaganza” on September 18th at the 10,000-seat Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates include Glenn Beck, gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady, blogger Andrew Breitbart, Rep. Aaron Schock, and Tea Party leader Herman Cain. One problem: the evening convention, which follows an afternoon “activist training conference” for conservatives at the nearby Marriot Chicago Northwest, is on Yom Kippur, the holiest of the Jewish High Holy Days. Read more
Want to walk on water? Sort of? Head for St. Ignace, Michigan for the 53rd Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk. Labor Day (Monday, September 6th) is the only day of the year when you can walk the scenic span high above the Straits of Mackinac... Read more
Bright and Bubbly
The interior designer Crystal Blackshaw of Blackshaw Designs first started repurposing vintage and antique furniture after having her daughter; in June, she launched Chic Antique (3435 N. Broadway Ave.; 773-857-2695, Read more
In the Senate race between Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias—a contest labeled “a toss-up” by Rasmussen—a leading political prognosticator in Washington gives the edge to the 10th District congressman. Stuart Rothenberg—a frequent guest on Sunday morning talk shows, an on-air election night analyst, and editor of the Rothenberg Political Report—is one of the go-to guys for nonpartisan predictions... Read more
This new independent ceramic designer based in Columbus, Ohio, sent us a note about her handmade, intricately patterned porcelain... Read more
Kenny Williams, the White Sox’s ever-gambling GM, paid in the neighborhood of $4 million to a 38-year-old with a wonky leg and an even wonkier head. This is a player who managed to make himself persona non grata in L.A. despite hitting .322 over the past two years and .385 in the playoffs... Read more
August 18, 2010- Chicago magazine and Stella Artois hosted the final “Stella Summer Music Series” event at Hub51. Guests gathered for a special musical performance by Kevin Mileski and enjoyed complimentary Stella Artois. Read more