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Old Man With A Gold Chain

By The Art Institute of Chicago

"In this episode of Playing Favorites, Sam Ramos, Associate Director of Innovation and Creativity, tells viewers about an artwork he loves - a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn - and explains why he might be afraid to have the artist create his portrait."

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Posted on November 22, 2020

Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
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Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Old Man With A Gold Chain

By The Art Institute of Chicago
"This evocative character study is an early example of a type of subject that preoccupied the great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn throughout his long career."

Posted on November 22, 2020

Naval Academy's First African-American Female Brigade Commander Is From Lake Forest

By The United States Naval Academy
Sydney Barber, a graduate of Lake Forest High School in Illinois, is a mechanical engineering major and aspires to commission as a Marine Corps ground officer.

Posted on November 12, 2020

Accelerating The Arches

By McDonald's
Hamburger chain announces refreshed purpose built on four pillars that renews, commits, maximizes and doubles down.

Posted on November 11, 2020

The War Inside Your Printer

By Cory Doctorow/The Electronic Frontier Foundation
HP has come a long way since the 1930s, reinventing itself several times, pioneering personal computers and servers. But the company's latest reinvention as a wallet-siphoning ink grifter is a sad turn indeed, and the only thing worse than HP's decline is the many imitators it has inspired.

Posted on November 8, 2020

A Slow Look: Monet & Chicago

By The Art Institute of Chicago
Especially resonant.

Posted on October 30, 2020

The Post Office Is Not Texting You

By The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
If you click on that link in the text message, you'll be inviting the scam artists into your life.

Posted on October 29, 2020

Wisconsin's Winter Wonders

Reimagined By Laser Bob Mullins!
Holiday lights from your car!

Posted on October 25, 2020

Mike Polyak Named Senior VP Of Operations At Roto-Rooter

By Roto-Rooter
Polyak has consistently been a top performer at Roto-Rooter. In seven of the last 12 years, regions under his leadership won the company's coveted "Region of the Year" award.

Posted on October 25, 2020

Remembering A Hero: The Amazing James Randi

By The Center for Inquiry
Randi was the public face of skeptical inquiry, bringing a sense of fun and mischievousness to a serious mission.

Posted on October 22, 2020

Tupperware In Space

By Tupperware
Watering plants in the absence of gravity.

Posted on October 16, 2020

Philosophizing At UIC

By E.K. Mam
Department chair tells us why it's so weird.

Posted on October 12, 2020

From The World's First Stuffed Animal To American Girl, Our 2021 Toy Industry Hall Of Fame Inductees Made Incredible Mark On Toys & Business Of Play

By The Toy Association
Chicago connections, natch.

Posted on October 7, 2020

MUSIC - The Ventures: Stars On Guitars.
TV - Newsmax On Fox News's Betrayal.
POLITICS - How Illinois Dems Made Rutherford B. Hayes President.
SPORTS - Northworstern To Northbestern.

BOOKS - Binding Books In Human Skin.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Old Man With A Gold Chain.

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