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  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Five Totally Original Music-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Halloween costumes used to be about novelty and flexing your creative muscles. I distinctly remember the simple pleasure of spray-painting a couple of boxes silver, slapping some bicycle reflectors on the front and calling myself a robot. Who cares if I was five and inexplicably being allowed to pla ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 1, 2013

    Pudgy Pork Dumplings and Crisp Soft-Shell Crab

    Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Pudgy Pork Dumplings and Crisp Soft-Shell Crab at Cafe Chino

    Because of Cafe Chino, I'm going to have to stop saying that it's hard to find good Chinese food inside the loop. I probably passed this restaurant at least a hundred times en route to visiting its strip mall neighbors, Party City and Rustika Cafe, and ignored it. With its pale Pepto-Bismol facade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Top 5 Special Edition Halloween Candies

    As the fall holiday season approaches, Halloween-themed candies are popping up on grocery shelves and fueling my addiction to limited/special-edition products. Here are five that deserve some space in your trick-or-treat sack. 5. Ghost DOTS. While regular DOTS never really made me kick up my heels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    No Capes! The Gothic Council Has Spoken

    There's an unfortunate stage that most goths go through. I call it the Capetarded Stage, and yes, it involves wearing an actual vampire cape. Why do we do it? I don't know. I guess it has a lot to do with going a bit overboard when you begin the darksome melodrama that makes up most of being goth. ... More >>