Things I’m Verbing: Architecture for the feet, the brain and the way we keep secrets

I have to get this out of the way: This. Lede. https://t.co/5X99I0k4ga pic.twitter.com/fuWG3wgUBf — Scott Bixby (@scottbix) May 17, 2016 Dang. These stories are still out there! Now, some stories you may have missed but shouldn’t: Real estate is more than Donald Trump and the mob. Whet Moser writing for Chicago magazine digs into the dataContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Architecture for the feet, the brain and the way we keep secrets”

Things I’m Verbing: Angry women, the ur-boomer and Terminator birds from the future

The Christian Science Monitor won last week for my favorite news coverage. Amid all kinds of “pop goes the weasel” references as other outlets wrote up the shutdown of the Large Hadron Collider by a meddlesome mustelid, CSM told us that not only had this sort of thing happened before, but that CERN was certain it’s never been becauseContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Angry women, the ur-boomer and Terminator birds from the future”

Things I’m Verbing: FOIAs on hold, fascism on the radio and fangirling the Rockford Peaches

Over the weekend, I fulfilled maybe my dearest movie-related wish: getting to see A League of Their Own on a big screen, in a room full of other people, mostly women, for whom it was also an immensely formative experience as a young kid. I was 7 when it came out, and I think only I sawContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: FOIAs on hold, fascism on the radio and fangirling the Rockford Peaches”

Things I’m Verbing: Aural mapping, @horse_ebooks and Casimir Pulaski, who isn’t in ‘Hamilton’

Chicago was great! Chicago was so great. I expect to have a lot more to say on that topic, but all in good time. However, one big reason why I chose to go — in addition to the fact that I lived there for 12 years and missed it and my people — was theContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Aural mapping, @horse_ebooks and Casimir Pulaski, who isn’t in ‘Hamilton’”

Things I’m Verbing: Fake falcons, beetle dresses and freely assembled ghosts

No Oscars thinkpieces, I promise. (Although for Super Tuesday, yes, you need to watch John Oliver’s “Make Donald Drumpf Again” segment, it is worth your 20 minutes.) However, I do have some pretty nifty entertainment stories on call. This Vanity Fair piece probably shouldn’t be as long as it is, but the search for the realContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Fake falcons, beetle dresses and freely assembled ghosts”