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Droppin’ it direct

By Derek Kucynda

May 14, 2008

Last weekend, while I was eating my dad’s homemade meatloaf, I had a revelation: I need to pack up my belongings, move out on my own and finally learn how to cook.Yes, I was able to save up money and bond with my family while I lived with them, but now I crave independence. With my friend’s lease almost up, he and I decided we wanted to live together. So we went on ApartmentFinders.com and Craigslist.org and looked at ...

Don’t miss: Day Two of Lollapalooza

By Jessica Galliart

May 14, 2008

With so many bands and so little time, making decisions on which sets to check out at Lollapalooza, Chicago’s biggest music festival of the year, and which to miss out on can be a bit stressful. Of course, headliners like Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West are givens, but with so many promising smaller acts performing in different areas at the same times—in forecasted temperatures...

Chrissy knows best

By Chrissy Mahlmeister

May 14, 2008

There’s no literary quote I can steal to sum up how I feel about college now that it’s at the end. No famous poet has ever worked at The Chronicle—let’s just say that.Our office was much more colorful than most. Perhaps the better word is “crude.” A little thing called “decency standards” were implemented a semester after I started, if that gives any inkling of how the managers tried to curb this manifestation ...

“Project Runway” gives Columbia a second shot

By Brett Marlow

May 14, 2008

Last year, Steven Rosengard, a former Columbia student, competed briefly on the hit fashion design show. This year, Columbia alumni Terri Stevens, a 39-year-old fashion designer and visual stylist, will duke it out with 15 other designers to fight to be the winner of “Project Runway.”More than 12 years ago, Stevens graduated with her bachelor’s degree and was highly involved working with Bates Design, 1130 S. Wabash A...

Corruption city

By Derek Kucynda

May 14, 2008

As millions of fans clamored to get a copy of Grand Theft Auto 4 during the week of April 29, the biggest question facing the new game is how it will stand next to its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.APIn its first week on shelves, ‘Grand Theft Auto 4’ has sold an estimated $500 million in retail sales globally, according to Reuters.Rockstar North, the developer of Grand Theft Auto 4, has implemented more mu...

From the streets to cookie sheets

By Colin Shively

May 14, 2008

The sweet scent of muffins, scones and other assorted pastries waft through the oven doors and into the sitting lounge as they are placed behind glass cases and rested upon trays and dishes. Fresh coffee is brewed and the employees are busy at work, cooking more pastries. Yet these baked goods were not put into the oven by seasoned confectioners. They were baked by previously unemployed homeless youth.Dan Thompson / The ChronicleTimot...

Girls’ night out

By Derek Kucynda

May 14, 2008

Fifty years ago, a lesbian nightlife scene in Chicago seemed like a fantasy. Now, as society has become more accepting of the GLBT community, more bars, clubs and events are springing up around the city to make up for lost time, said Ken Mallwitz, the general manager at Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Ave.Jody Warner / The ChronicleRachel Blanton, Mindy Bosco and Ashley Clement party and chat at Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont Av...

Punk rockers read, too

By Jessica Galliart

May 14, 2008

Stephanie Kuehnert has been busy. She hosted her first book signing at Chicago’s Women and Children First bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., and the young author has been scheduling press interviews back-to-back all summer.“It’s kind of getting overwhelming, to be honest,” Kuehnert said. “I’ve got a lot to do in very little time. It’s been great; I can’t be happier about it.”Kuehnert, who graduated with a master...

Don’t Miss: Day One of Lollapalooza

By Jessica Galliart

May 14, 2008

With so many bands and so little time, making decisions on which sets to check out at Lollapalooza, Chicago’s biggest music festival of the year, and which to miss out on can be a bit stressful. Of course, headliners like Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails and Kanye West are givens, but with so many promising smaller acts performing in different areas at the same times—in forecasted temperatures...

Picky Eating Adults

By Jessica Galliart

May 14, 2008

Bob Krause served 13 years in the military without anyone ever realizing his “secret.” Though he managed to hide his picky eating habit from his fellow soldiers and still lives with it today, it’s an everyday struggle to get through certain social situations involving food.Liquid LibraryThough Krause’s picky eating habits may not seem like a major obstacle in everyday life, it is. He likes milk chocolate, and he likes pe...

The storm brigade

By Jessica Galliart

May 14, 2008

Weather fanatics armed with cameras capture massive tornadoes enveloping small Midwestern towns every day and plaster their footage all over the Internet. Even mainstream movies like Twister have tapped into the phenomenon of high-speed chases to catch sight of severe thunderstorms and the damage they create.College of DuPage students in meteorology professor Paul Sirvatka’s storm chasing class travel across North America for a...

OK Go to headline show

By Colin Shively

May 14, 2008

After Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind met over a game of ping-pong at a summer camp in Michigan when they were 11 and 12, they quickly formed a friendship that would last for years to come. After attending the same summer camp for several summers and keeping in touch during their college years, Kulash and Nordwind began sending music recordings to each other, starting a habit that would lead to the formation of a band.Ok GoKeyboardi...

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