What to do this week: Spending Labor Day in Chicago? Get a jump on fall theatre season with our top five theatre picks. Plus, Tanya Saracho’s weekend plans and a cheat sheet to Chicago Jazz Festival.
Dr. Jason Steffens, a postdoc at the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics, develops an efficient method for boarding a plane, and finds that the block-boarding method has serious flaws.
Brent Sopel, a defenseman for the Blackhawks in their 2009–10 Stanley Cup championship season, is putting his Hinsdale home on the market today. In late July, after stints with the Atlanta Thrashers and the Montreal Canadiens, Sopel signed a two-year contract with Metallurg Novokuznetsk, a team in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League…
Finally, an exercise ball that doesn’t look like something the chiropractor dragged in!
Adam Dunn has had the worst season by any player in the past two decades, and the ninth-worst in the past 50 years. But he has provided us with some interesting statistics to enliven an otherwise-boring baseball season.
Is Chicago ready for TIF reform? Perhaps it’s ready for some reasonable changes to the internal workings of the special taxing scheme, but who knows about the future of the city’s structural tax and budget problems.
After stints in other industries, including fashion photography, Nancy Krause opened Nancy Krause Floral Design & Garden Antiques (1101 W. Webster Ave.; 773-248-1516, nkfloraldesign.com) earlier this month. In the 1990s, Krause shifted her focus from photography to flowers when she opened two floral boutiques in downtown Chicago…
A bike nerd post about stumbling on an obscure piece of local bike manufacturing history: the fillet-brazed lightweight Schwinn.
I can’t get away from dudes lining up to look like Don Draper, the man women want and men want to be, despite the fact that he’s a self-loathing jerk. Or maybe I’m just jealous that I’m not being target-marketed to.
It looks innocent, but the cornbread @ West on North packs a wallop—crusty on the outside and moist, cheesy, and jalapeño-y on the inside. WEST ON NORTH: 2509 W NORTH AVE; 773-278-7710