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Roscoe’s Wet Boxer Contest 10/28

So, you know how at Roscoe’s Wet Boxer Contest last month, my beautiful buddy Ryan finally won, and all was right with the world (or at least the world of adorable twinks)? Well, Boystown was once again thrust back into the Dark Ages by Ryan’s startling defeat on Thursday night. He was beaten by the…

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Halloween Takes Over Boystown

Photo courtesy of flickr user Melody Kramer. Get ready for the first Monday of the year where a hangover is almost acceptable — the 14th Annual Northalstead Halloween Parade is Sunday!  One of the only reasons to look forward to the cooling weather in Chicago, the annual costumed takeover of Boystown is like trick-or-treating for…

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Trending Topic: Halloween tales from the thrift

Photos by Alysse Dalessandro/RedEye Taboo Tabou sells everything from eco-friendly sex toys to corsets and whips. But at Halloween time, caged pleather bondage masks transform into Lady Gaga costumes and lingerie usually reserved for the bedroom makes an appearance at parties and bars. “It’s weird when people ask if we have anything sexier,” said Cara…

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My Ruby Red Heels

Reading Chicago Tribune writer Julie Deardorff’s piece on her son’s desire to dress like a princess, I recalled my own desire to wear girl’s clothing at her son’s age. From my toddler years and even now, “The Wizard of Oz” film left me awestruck and craving a shiny pair of red heels. I remember shopping with…

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BizSpot: Eat your pumpkin, dear

Photos by Alysse Dalessandro/RedEye Halloween’s all about the candy, but pumpkin is its more sophisticated fall relative. The flavors excite the palette and are just as much a part of the season as roast turkey. Pumpkin-flavored treats take many forms, from sweet desserts to savory side-dishes — there are even pumpkin cocktails. To honor fall’s…

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