"I called up the bait shop and asked, ‘You got worms?’ And they were like, ‘Yeah, we got worms, what kind do you need?’ I was stunned, didn’t know what to say. They had like five different kinds of worms, so I just got nightcrawlers."
-Our photo editor, Lenny Gilmore, on how he made this photo illustration come together. Lenny ate that banana and the apple but did not eat the egg from that shell. The writer of the story, Rachel Cromidas, asked in a meeting, “What happened to the rest of the bag of Cheetos?”
Click here to read Rachel’s story about Chicago’s recycling problem.
You know the drill by now—if you’re not following these Tumblrs already, you should be.
Time is a Flat Circus
"True Detective" parodies will never get old, right? Right. Here’s one that brilliantly incorporates Family Circus comics.
For the Internet newbs, that’s “Too long; didn’t read.” When you’re in a hurry and just need a straight answer to “What is Greece?” from Wikipedia, here’s your answer, in a few words or less.
Hotels I’ve Pooped In
A comedian writes reviews of available bathrooms in Chicago hotels. You know those great ideas that make you wish you had come up with them first? This isn’t one of them.
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Cool thing: Chicago up-and-comer Tink is now working with Timbaland on a “big project.”
my next big project is this new artist @Official_Tink— Timbaland (@Timbaland) April 8, 2014
Tink — along with Sasha Go Hard and Katie Got Bandz — was featured on our cover in 2012 while she was still in high school:
What do you think about other artists in Chicago right now?
It’s a big movement going on right now. I love it. I feel like everybody is out here putting work in. It’s so beautiful.
Full story from 2012, here.
It was in the 40s when we did this rooftop photo shoot, but it felt like the tundra in our summer clothes.
*45+ new patios, rooftops and sidewalk cafes opening up in Chicago this year*
A couple poses for photos on the fire escape of an East Lakeview apartment building Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Tribune photographer Brian Cassella snapped this from a balcony in East Lakeview. Know the engaged couple? It’s an amazing photo, and they’d probably love to know it exists, right?
Get to work, internet.
"I will never pick up another damn RedEye again."
Another day, another email from an angered Harrison Ford fan.
For the ladies: Anti pick-up lines
Also applicable with your annoying coworker, I’m sure.