Hello, friends! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday weekend. I started mine on Thursday. I took the day off, went for a jog in Lincoln Park, laid out on my rooftop deck, then went to get my Zipcar to drive to my mom’s for the night (this was a nightmare experience and I …

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This past weekend, I felt emotionally rescued by my friend Andrea. She picked me up all the way from Arlington Heights. She and her three daughters who are like nieces to me brought me so much comfort. I’ve been quarantining alone, being extremely vigilant, as I know she has. We remained like that at her …

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Warning: spoiler alerts! On Saturday night, I watched the much-talked-about Netflix documentary, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez. Directed by Geno McDermott, I found this three-part docuseries to be fascinating, but also frustratingly inconclusive and lacking evidentiary support. Still, I think it’s worth a watch considering its commentary on mental disease, identity crises, and one …

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Well, I am stuck home, sick with strep throat, so I suppose it’s as good a time as any to share the goings-on of my life recently. It’s been inordinately busy, hence the lack of posting this holiday season. The first week of December brought two work-related parties, one for clients and the other with …

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Last night, my dear friend Sarah and I went to the Art Institute of Chicago’s After Dark event, featuring “Andy Warhol”. Beforehand, we had a delicious dinner at Acanto, a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Michigan Avenue near the museum. We enjoyed some scallops as an appetizer and I ordered lobster spaghetti for my entrée. Our …

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I have a few unrelated subjects floating around in my brain so I figured it would be best to do another addition of my Smörgåsbord series. This makes number six, so let’s get started, shall we? Marianne This week, I watched Netflix’s French horror series, Marianne, directed by Samuel Bodin and starring Victoria du Bois …

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I have made many television, podcast, and other media recommendations in the past, but this is different. It’s important. I strongly believe that everyone should watch Netflix’s limited series, Unbelievable, about the true story of an 18-year-girl accused of lying about her rape and the two female detectives that investigate a series of rapes with a …

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On Sunday afternoon, I attended a very fun kind of brunch where your stomach hurts from laughter, large quantities of rich food and mimosas. We celebrated my dear friend Sarah at a newer restaurant on North Avenue, quite close to Wells Street. Two Lights Seafood & Oyster has been around only seven months and apparently, …

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