Archive for October, 2008

From the same people that created the amazing Universe. They’re at it again with DoodleBuzz, a combination of everyone’s favorite pasttime, doodling, and the need to stay up on current events. Admitedly, it took me a couple minutes to figure this out, but once I did, the fun began. How to DoodleBuzz: Type in a […]


I don’t know the answer, but I hear The Atlantic does. I’ve always been a fan of The Atlantic [Monthly] magazine. Their content and history is what originally drew me in years ago. But now, with another redesign, some uber-provocative ads and a new website, my love has been renewed. [Compliments to Euro RSCG and […]


Vote for Hope

19Oct08

There’s been quite a bit of cool user-generated content (like this, this and this) throughout the campaign, but I think this video by MC Yogi might be my favorite thus far.


For all the Twitter naysayers out there, check this out. Yet another example of social media done right. Kudos to Jack Cheng and Pearl Fine Teas. Another one of my favorite teas: Vitabase!


Radiohead did it. Ditto for Terra Bite Lounge and Der Wiener Deewan. And now, you can add GOOD Magazine to the list. After picking up the latest GOOD Sheet at Starbucks last week, I ventured over to GOOD’s website to poke around a little. Minutes later, I became their newest subscriber. Honestly, it was hard […]


Marathon-a-Thon

13Oct08

Last Sunday, I woke up early and walked down to the corner of Addison and Broadway. There, at Mile 7 of the Chicago Marathon, people who spent the better part of the past year dedicating early mornings and late nights to logging miles finally got their chance to shine. Here’s a clip of the pomp […]


Ok, it’s been a few days, and I’ve had a chance to cool off a little. Yes, the Cubs blew an entire season’s worth of hard work and dedication in three games, but I’m on the road to recovery. After all, there’s always next year. Right? As a loyal fan for 25 years, I’ve seen […]


Next Tuesday, October 7, Grant Achatz’s new cookbook debuts on bookstore shelves across the country. I happen to have gotten a peek since my boss is not only a frequent visitor of the restaurant but also good friends with Chef Achatz. The book itself is amazing – the photography is stunning, to say the least, […]


One of the things I miss most from my days as a student is the simple joy of being in a classroom. Passionate discussions. Challenging thoughts. And an exposure to raw, unfiltered Academia. So the first time I stumbled across TED, I thought I struck scholastic gold. I began attending ‘class’ without ever leaving my […]