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 >>
Cafe Chino proves looks can be deceiving.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>