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Matthew Sardo

Dork Squared

  • Age: 34
  • 'Hood: Wrigleyville/North Center
  • Fave spot: Sunday nights at Trace

A 20-something trapped in the body of a 30-something describes me perfectly. I have taken ownership of my dorkdom and launched it to a whole new level with my love of hockey, comic books, scotch, mash potatoes and Chicago. You can catch me playing hockey at North Avenue Beach during the summer, looking for the best tacos at 3 a.m., saving my pennies for Comic Con and sneaking my way into the good seats at Soldier Field.

Peanut Tillman gets "Chipwrecked"

Peanut Tillman gets “Chipwrecked”

Chicago Bears’ Charles Tillman is a busy man this season, both on and off the field. From his famous ball punch on Sundays to his quest to make an impact in the lives of the youth of Chicago with his Cornerstone Foundation . Tilliman on Monday hosted a fundraiser at Texas de Brazil and then…

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"The Dark Knight" returns to Navy Pier

“The Dark Knight” returns to Navy Pier

Warner Bros. announced Friday that the Navy Pier IMAX theater would be one of only 42 theaters in the US and Canada that will show a six-minute prologue of “The Dark Knight Rises” before “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” will be at the Navy Pier IMAX starting Dec. 16th. Rumors…

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Photos: Comic Art Show

Photos: Comic Art Show

The Thursday before Thanksgiving, 10 local artists gathered in the back dining room of 42N Latitude Kitchen & Cocktails for the first ever Comic Art Show. The show covered the entire spectrum of comic book art, from digital design to water-color and everything in between. One of the creators, Dave Losso did his best Andy…

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Matt Forte needs your help

Matt Forte needs your help

Matt Forte and the rest of the Chicago Bears need your help getting to the Pro Bowl. Devin Hester as a kick returner is the only Bear that is leading in votes. You can vote for your favorite Bear here: PRO BOWL BALLOT NFL press release Balloting will conclude on Monday, Dec. 19 following the…

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Lance Briggs the writer, Pilot Season: Seraph #1

Lance Briggs the writer, Pilot Season: Seraph #1

Seraph Exclusive Preview Pilot Season: Seraph #1 will be in your local comic book store on Wednesday, November 16th and what makes this book special is Chicago Bears’ linebacker Lance Briggs created it. “I pitched the book the spring of 2010 to Top Cow,” Briggs said. Seraph combines faith and action. With the main character…

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Comic Art Show

Comic Art Show

Your friendly neighborhood blogger is hosting a Comic Art Show in Lincoln Square. Welcome to the first of many Comic Art Shows! Comic Art Show – Thursday, November 17th (6 – 10pm) The goal is to fill 42N Latitude with as many people as possible and create a connection between the artist and the masses.…

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The McRib craze

The McRib craze

McDonald’s announced Monday that the McRib was back nationwide till Nov. 14. Everywhere I turned Monday someone was talking about the McRib, from morning television news to sports talk radio. The #McRib was trending on twitter. Diane Sawyer was even tweeting about the McRib. Look at her twitter timeline. @DianeSawyer I’ve only had one McRib…

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