Tag Archive: Chicago

Aug 07 2011

This Windy City would fit in your pocket

I LOVE tilt-shift photography. It’s a depth-of-focus effect that makes scenes appear miniaturized. (Is that actually a word?) In this case, someone took the time to take a BUNCH of tilt-shift images of Chicago and turn them into a time-lapsed video. The result is kind of remarkable.

Feb 22 2011

Hello, My Lovely

via dorothysurrenders.blogspot.com She's baaaaack!!! And her new show, "The Chicago Code", is getting great reviews. Of course it will be months before it turns up on Swedish TV (if it turns up at all). And even if one of the networks here does decide to pick it up, the programmers will probably air it in …

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Dec 17 2009

Some rules know no boundaries

After two fabulous but somewhat exhausting days in Chicago, we have now made our way south to Lafayette. This was the first time we've ever done an intentional lay-over in the Windy City and I must say that a luxurious hotel room bed with 80-gazillion thread-count sheets does take some of the sting out of …

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Oct 03 2009

America’s Right-Wingnuts celebrate Olympic loss

The Far Right of the US political spectrum has always been a pain-in-the-ass, but this is just mortifyingly embarrassing. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Sep 30 2009

Two Big O’s invade Denmark

Michelle Obama arrived in Denmark today to help sell Chicago to the International Olympic Committee as the site of the 2016 Games. And while "official" Copenhagen is delighted to be hosting the First Lady, along with Oprah Winfrey and eventually the President himself on Friday, Jens Q. Publik is not as enthusiastic. Not surprisingly, the …

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Jul 02 2009

Vertigo sufferers’ nightmare opens in Chicago

There's a new attraction on the Skydeck of Chicago's famed Sears Tower…glass balconies that literally let you step out over the city from 103 floors up. This is pretty ingenious if you ask me. I've visited the Skydeck close to a half-dozen times (usually with first-time visitors to the Windy City), and these babies have …

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