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My favorite posts of 2011

My favorite posts of 2011

2011 was a cool year. I tried Okcupid. I got a new job. And best of all, I translated my movie obsession into a gig that keeps me in Starbucks. As an added bonus, I get to say, “oh yeah, so that supplement of the Tribune? I blog for it! Take THAT, relatives!” (I didn’t…

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S.S. Poseidon at Music Box New Year's Eve

S.S. Poseidon at Music Box New Year’s Eve

There’s got to be a morning after…if you can hold on to Dec. 31. If bar-hopping and candlelight yoga aren’t your bags, the ever-splendiferous Music Box Theatre has a fun alternaplan for New Year’s Eve: a screening of the classic disaster flick “The Poseidon Adventure.” The evening sets sail at 11 p.m. at Music Box…

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NaNoWriMo'ing in Lakeview: SUCCESS!

NaNoWriMo’ing in Lakeview: SUCCESS!

On November 1, I set out on a quest. One really badly written rough draft to rule them all. This was my third year participating in NaNoWriMo, a nationwide movement for writers at all levels to get their novel on by penning a 50,000-word first draft during the month of November. I’m no Faulkner. I’m…

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Nookies Tree and thanks giving

Nookies Tree and thanks giving

“Hello?” One year ago, I sat on my bed anticipating the sounds of keys unlocking a door and the voice I’d known for a decade. Then I heard them, and I gave thanks. I still do. In 2007, my best friend left Lakeview for Los Angeles. I’d met him in 2000, rehearsing for an outdoor…

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What I'm thankful for in Lakeview

What I’m thankful for in Lakeview

In the first of three Thanksgiving-related posts this week – take a minute to appreciate my utter originality – I give you a greatest hits of the neighborhood spots for which I give thanks: 1. Moksha Yoga Center (3334 N. Clark). There is not a better place in Lakeview to get your bendy on, as…

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NaNoWriMo-ing at Kickstand

NaNoWriMo-ing at Kickstand

Almost halfway into NaNoWriMo and it’s all good. Well, not all good. My protagonist feels the need to comment on everything, the love interest only just made an appearance and I’ve found I use “kind of” and “actually” way too much. But hey. It’s a first draft, one that’s meant to be written in 30 days…

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'The Nerdist Way' is self-help for the rest of us

‘The Nerdist Way’ is self-help for the rest of us

About a year ago, I got into the Nerdist podcast. Though I was never a “Singled Out” fan, I was drawn to Chris Hardwick’s dorky enthusiasm for everything from celebrities to comedy to “Doctor Who.” When I heard Hardwick was writing a book, I used my super blogger powers (aka the Internet) to request a…

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Reeling LGBT Film Fest continues this weekend

Reeling LGBT Film Fest continues this weekend

They’re here, they’re queer and they’re coming to Lakeview. And we love it. Reeling: The Chicago Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival kicked off last night and continues this weekend at several venues throughout the city, among them Lakeview’s very own Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) and Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark).…

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Worst date movies ever

Worst date movies ever

Last night I saw “Martha Marcy May Marlene” at Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark). It was excellent. I highly recommend it. Unless you are on a date. I remember having a similar reaction earlier this year, also upon exiting Landmark. There are certain films that, while beautifully made and moving, are the last…

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NaNoWriMo awaaaaay!

NaNoWriMo awaaaaay!

You’ll have to excuse me. For the next month, my posts may be peppered with the following words and phrases: Starbucks, sleep-deprived, character development, third-act problems, rough draft, Starbucks, up until 2 a.m. (again), Starbucks, did I have a life once? and Starbucks. No, I’m not participating in bizarre caffeine-induced performance art. I’m just doing…

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