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.




13 Jul 2017

How to Go the Extra Mile for Your Customers

Going the extra mile for customers is a surefire way to improve customer retention rates and boost your sales consistently. In fact, nowadays, the phrase is popularly used in TV commercials, online marketing content, and other advertising channels to try and make customers feel special and valued. But how does one go the extra mile…

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…

06 Jun 2016

How You Can Help Artists Flourish

We’re all familiar with the term “Starving artist.”  Unfortunately, some of us are a little too familiar.  Like, making payment arrangements and doomsday prepping the freezer with 39 cent Tina’s burritos familiar.  Fear not!  We have some ways you can support your artist friends and make sure the utility companies don’t come breaking down their…

30 Mar 2016

Healing and Bright: The Inspiration Behind Rik Parker’s Jewelry Collection

It’s not every day you meet an inspiring person who is doing what they love with a purpose. One of those special people is a New York jewelry designer based in beautiful Battery Park City. On a December evening back in 2013 I received a tweet from a NYC denim designer named Rik. He had followed my…