03 Sep 2017

Indonesian Slum Transforms Into Rainbow Village

Kampung Pelangi, a small village in Indonesia, has transformed into something out of a fairytale. Previously a state of squalor, but now an amazing display of colors and rad, whimsical designs. The Central Java community, located in a southern district of Semarang, spent more than $22k on the makeover in a bid to shake off its status…

23 Aug 2017

5 Chicago Concerts I’d See (If I Weren’t Broke): The September Edition

Live music—a panacea for all life’s problems.  The lights dim, the room’s packed and you can smell the person next to you because the crowd is pressing in on you from all sides in that dingy little dive-bar basement, and you’re ready to lose your shit… And then the stage lights flicker as that opening…

10 Aug 2017

5 Hilarious Novels Worth Owning, Or At Least Reading

I’d first like to preface this list of 5 hilarious novels worth owning by warning you that, a) These books are not suitable for children, and, b) Many of these books may not be suitable to those with delicate sensibilities, firmly-held and polarizing beliefs, or the squeamish.  That being said, these are some of the…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




22 Feb 2017

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless And This is What They Captured

For a project called Through Our Eyes, 100 disposable cameras were given out to people who are living on the streets or in a local shelter in Spartanburg, SC. The project gives Spartanburg’s homeless a hand in helping expose the issue of homelessness rather than merely being part the issue that is trying to be solved. The photographers…

16 Jan 2017

Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr., was a pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement whose words acted as motivation and fire starters for change. This article takes a look at a few of his powerful quotes. Response to…

02 Jan 2017

Chicago Teens Will Now Have Free Entry to Art Institute of Chicago

This rules! Thanks to a University of Chicago alumnus and his wife, Chicago teens can now visit the Art Institute of Chicago FOR FREE for at least the next 25 years. The gift comes courtesy of Glenn and Claire Swogger of the Redbud Foundation, a Topeka-based nonprofit, who wanted to open the Art Institute’s doors…

05 Dec 2016

Help Those Affected by Tragic ‘Ghost Ship’ Warehouse Fire in Oakland

Sometimes I think I left bits and pieces of my heart in San Francisco, and of course this includes Oakland. The warehouse fire is an absolute tragedy, and my heart breaks for all affected. So far there have been 33 confirmed deaths in the ‘Ghost Ship’ warehouse that also served as an artists collective. The…