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Smashing Pumpkins sell Fuck You Anderson Cooper t-shirts featuring cats in bowties

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Wednesday 10 December 2014

During his show Anderson Cooper 360, Anderson Cooper dedicated a segment to mocking the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan for posing with cats on the cover of PAWS Chicago Magazine. Initially, Corgan responded with a pair of angry tweets, but he then came up with a more clever comeback: a witty cat T-shirt. At the Smashing […]

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Artist reimagines famous horror villains as babies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 31 October 2014

How can we run away in fear from famous movie monsters when they’re this cute? Chicago-based artist Alex Solis has created an adorable series re-imagining horror characters as babies. Called ‘Baby Terrors’, the series includes not-so-menacing babies like Hannibal Lecter, Jason, Pinhead, Pennywise, and Leatherface.

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This music video featuring some incredibly well-timed choreography has to be seen to be believed

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Oh hey everyone. Got a little something you might want to see here, it’s only the GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER! No kidding. This video by OK Go seriously has it all. Shot in one continuous take, this marvel of cinematography has hundreds of extras spinning and dancing with umbrellas so that they form patterns and writing for the drone-mounted camera.

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Obama was told to stop flirting with a man’s fiancee: his reaction is priceless!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 23 October 2014

While casting his vote in Chicago on Monday, President Obama got caught unexpectedly in a bizarre love triangle. Well, kind of. Fortunately, this hilarious footage was captured and has been broadcast repeatedly since. It all started when a man walking past shouts to Obama: ‘Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.’

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A panorama glitch gave this woman super long selfie arms

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Are you sure this is a museum? It sure looks like the X-Men mansion to me! Reddit user ‘Strid3r21’ was taking a panorama photo of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois when he caught one interesting subject: a woman doing a selfie with a really long arm! While it would be really […]

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A terminally ill father’s last wish is to see the final Hobbit movie with his family

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in News on Thursday 9 October 2014

A family in the midwest of America are on an internet campaign to see the third instalment of the Hobbit prior to it’s release in December. Jessy Stoufer uploaded this video to YouTube, explaining how it has become a family tradition for them all to see the Hobbit films together each year as soon as they come out. Tragically Jessy’s father has terminal cancer and is not expected to make it to December.

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This proves that San Francisco is ridiculously more expensive than other cities!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in News on Monday 15 September 2014

After seeing these infographics, you’ll want to move out of San Francisco immediately – unless you want to pay more for a cheeseburger meal upsize. Designer Annalisa van der Bergh and photographer Sierra Hartman of The Bold Italic decided to compare food prices between San Francisco and other US cities. Turns out, you’d get more […]

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A guided tour of earth, aboard the international space station

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Here’s a guided tour you’ll definitely enjoy. Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) made the most of their outer space adventures, and gave us a very special tour of some of the world’s cites and landmarks. Taped by Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, this video shows the ISS traveling at about […]

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Now you can charge your phone with just your purse

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 6 August 2014

It all started when Liz Salcedo wanted to keep her phone charged. She created her first phone-charging kit with spare iPhone cables and a dock made from moldable plastic, cut the lining in a purse, and sewed the whole thing in. It was only when her friends and family kept asking her to fix their […]

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Need to clear unwanted vegetation? Rent a herd of hungry goats and make them happy!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 5 August 2014

We know Chicago’s O’hare International airport got a bunch of goats to take care of landscaping last year. Now it looks like you can do the same with the help of Rent-A-Ruminant, a company located on Vashon Island in Seattle with a 120-strong herd of rescued goats.

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Play video games and win for yourself a university scholarship

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Tech on Thursday 10 July 2014

We are not kidding. A private university in Chicago has been dangling scholarships that are worth up to US$19,000 per student at avid players of League of Legends. The video game has quickly become one of the most fiercely battled amongst organized team competitions. 

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Smashing Pumpkins songs, improved with cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and tea shop owner Billy Corgan was recently the cover star of no-kill humane organization PAWS Chicago’s magazine, along with — yep, you guessed it — Siamese cats. Which then sparked off a friendly competition among fans of music website Stereogum to see who could come up with the best cat-themed Smashing […]

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The solution to potholes: cover them with mosaics

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Apparently, the saying, ‘if you want something done, you gotta do it yourself’, also applies to potholes. Inspired by the mosaics he saw in Italy, artist Jim Bachor has started work last year on seven of Chicago’s 600,000 potholes, filling them in with his own artistic touch. The mosaics would often read, ‘POTHOLE’, or sometimes […]

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Famous Chunkies: illustrator reimagines famous characters as overweight

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Friday 30 May 2014

Poor Batman, he’s gonna get a lot of ‘Yo Mama’ jokes with that gut hanging out of the Batsuit. In ‘Famous Chunkies’, Chicago-based artist Alex Solis reimagines many famous pop culture characters as having put on a few – ok maybe A LOT – of pounds. Now overweight and obese, many of them are struggling […]

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Hello, Acrophobia! This observation deck allows you to tilt over the city

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Chicago’s John Hancock Center has just opened a brand new observation deck known as TILT. And just as its name implies, this observation deck allows guests to tilt over the city from the 94th storey. Tourists are secured inside an enclosed glass and steel platform that holds up to eight people at a time and gives them a 360-degree view of the Windy City.

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