When an orgasm has unintended consequences
Sessions: DOJ will crack down on federal grants for sanctuary cities, and other Chicago news
Also, the Chicago Blues Experience museum is set to open near Millennium Park in 2019.
Uncle Dan’s grab bag
Dan Savage offers advice and PSAs on safe dildo use, the dangers of smoking, navigating a first three-way, and more.
Best Antismoke Shop
There’s a bar where you can sit and sample different flavored juices—they’ll even loan you an e-cig.
Key Ingredient: Chef Peter Coenen of the Gage holds his nose and faces sun-dried tomatoes
Gage chef de cuisine Peter Coenen holds his nose to work with sun-dried tomatoes.
Who does Brandon Baltzley think he is?
Who does chef-memoirist-addict Brandon Baltzley think he is?
People Issue 2012: Michael Robbins, the poet
Author of Alien vs. Predator: “I have a real aversion to poetry readings, even when I’m reading at them.”
How the smoking ban changed coffee shop culture
On old coffeehouse hangouts, which attracted the best sorts of people
Substituting tea-tree oil for nicotine
Can tea-tree toothpicks help me cut back on smoking? The jury’s still out.
Roger Ebert vs. Bam Margera
In the wake of “Jackass” player Ryan Dunn’s death, professional prankster Bam Margera is now virtually feuding with Roger Ebert, after Ebert made comments on Twitter. (TMZ) Former top cop Jody Weis cashed in more than $76,000 of vacation days he never took while leading the Chicago Police Department. That’s 64 vacation days — but […]
The ban hammer comes down
The reality of smoke-free Chicago clubs
The political philosophy of lighting up.