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From Billy Corgan and wrestling to burger carnage in a Mazda: Musician Sheri Shaw

This week, it’s wrestling talk with wrestling entrance theme-writer Sheri Shaw at wrestling-themed restaurant The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland).

The food was awesome… I tried the “Screamin’ Demon” (Merkts cheddar and fresh jalapeno stuffed, Merkts cheddar, fresh and pickled jalapeno, pork rinds, cholula aioli), a burger I justifiably described as a “two-hander.” 134 more words


Cole Marches for Women's Rights

Love Trumps Hate

For a while now, I’ve wondered if doing anything even remotely political on ColeTries.com was a good idea. I hardly ever post anything related to politics on social media, so I wasn’t sure if this was the place for it either. 312 more words

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"SNL" brings Conway to Broadway with this insane take on a "Chicago" classic

The real winner of Election 2016 wasn’t even in the race, it was “Saturday Night Live’s” Kate McKinnon. As the Hillary Clinton we all wanted to see, she was hilarious and self-effacing, but it was her portrayal of campaign staffer-turned-White House staffer Kellyanne Conway that took center stage last night. 192 more words

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Welcoming the Mayor to Hell. The Story of Jane Byrne and Cabrini Green

‘What It’s like to be in Hell’

Three weeks in 1981 saw an almost complete halt in criminal activities in the notorious Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago. 1,925 more words



I am a bit rushed today but I wanted to post a few picture from the Women’s March in Chicago which was yesterday.  I may add some thoughts about the experience in later posts. 63 more words

women's march on chicago

Unity. Catharsis. Stories. Signs — satirical and heartfelt.

More images from yesterday’s Women’s March on Chicago.

Incredible to hear the stories especially of those a generation, or more, older than me talk about marches past: demonstrations to support the women’s movement in the early ’70’s, the anniversary of Roe v Wade, protests against Vietnam and Nixon. 165 more words


[Podcast] The Hip Hop Project with Tristate (1.19.17)

DJ Scend and Slot-A with help of the supporting cast of The Hip Hop Project have fun, and deliver 2 new mixes on this latest episode of THHP. 41 more words