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Posts from October 2013

How To Explore Chicago From The Inside

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 AM by Amanda Scotese

Chicago Cultural Center Ceiling

Cooler weather is upon us, and in Chicago we can still appreciate the architecture in an excellent way - from the inside of buildings. As famous architecture critic Bruno Zevi says, to look at architecture one must consider "architecture as space," and you just don't get that perspective from the outside. 

Water Tower BW

Chicago is filled with wonderful attractions and friendly people, but we Chicagoans rarely dig into our dark, eerie history that has left some of the most popular spots in the city haunted. What better time to revisit the supernatural side of the city than Halloween! In part one of two, get ready to be spooked by Chicago's haunted history. Suspend your disbelief as I take you to some of Chicago's gravest spots, and see if you have the courage to brave them yourself this Halloween, muh-ha-ha!!!

Rose Back To The Court, Giordano's Salutes

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 AM by Emmy Carragher

Derrick Rose - Bulls - Blog

With the triumphant return of Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose in tonight's 2013-2014 season opener in Miami, will this be the start to a championship year? Now you have the chance to wish the MVP luck and welcome him back to the court, with a personal touch by penning a "welcome back" message to Rose himself and sharing it with Giordano's.

The Chicago Greeter Series: Part 1

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 AM

Chicago GreeterEvery year, dozens of The Chicago Greeters introduce thousands of visitors from all over the world to the wonders of the city. The visitors, in turn, share their views on everything from travel to dining to their reason for coming to Chicago from places as familiar as Milwaukee and as exotic as Indonesia. Throughout the course of the next several months, we'll be taking a look at the Chicago Greeter Program and the stories its greeters have to share.

Steppenwolf Lord Of The Flies

Why do good people sometimes do bad thing? Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 2013/14 season poses this age old question with Nigel Williams's adaptation of William Golding's classic, Lord of the Flies. When a plane wreck strands a group of English boys on a deserted island during wartime, their innocence is quickly lost to violent choices. You know the story - now share it with your teens.

Six Spots for Halloween-Themed Treats

Monday, October 28, 2013 12:00 AM by Matt Kirouac

Halloween CocktailWhen it comes to Halloween eats, it's not all candy corn and pumpkin-shaped chocolates. Smack dab in the heart of harvest season, Halloween is prime time for autumnal eating, albeit with a spooky spin. From fish heads to spooky cocktails, there are lots of offbeat Halloween treats to eat this year.

Uptown Theater

See a 1920s era theme in today's blog posts yet? Well while we're on the subject, the Uptown community area on Chicago's North Side was once the hopping place to be when it was developed in the roaring '20s. The L had been extended north, and the neighborhood became a haven for nightlife. Today it retains historic character, with a couple unique pockets of notable works of architecture.

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