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Setting The Mood With Five International Valentine’s Day Tunes

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  The countdown has begun to what is either the most romantic or most depressing holiday of all—Valentine’s Day. If you’re currently attached, well good on you—it can be tough out there. To help you enjoy this special day all that much more, we’re offering five songs perfect for a little one-on-one time with your someone special from all around ... Read More »

Tribune reviewed Chronicles of Old Chicago

Clockwise from top left: Abraham Lincoln, Maurine Watkins, Mrs. O'Leary, Al Capone, Gloria Swanson, John Dillinger, Charlie Chaplin, Jane Addams, Muddy Waters, Captain Streeter

Chronicles of Old Chicago is reviewed highly by Chicago Tribune. This is a must-read book for American history buffs, Chicago residents, baseball fans, political historians, tourists, and you! “Though “newer Chicagoans” are here (the late Roger Ebert, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama), it is the “old Chicago” of the title that is the real star, the Chicago of the popular ... Read More »

Endangered Soviet Sites, “Vacation” Reboot, and Getting to Cuba Legally

  Twenty years after the fall of the U.S.S.R., Soviet landmarks in Moscow including the Mayakovskaya metro station, Lenin’s tomb, and The Melnikov House (pictured above) are in disrepair and under threat of disappearing forever. (Guardian UK)   Like James Bond, Clark Griswold of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” is the latest iconic movie hero to undergo a dark, edgy “reboot”. (Cinematical) ... Read More »

Celebrate The Year of The Tiger With a Taste of Chinese Cinema

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  Well wouldn’t you know it, Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day 2010. Even if you’re not normally the kind of goose or gander who would tend to ring in 4707 (or 4646 depending on how you count), you’ve got a built-in theme for this year’s romantic celebrations. More than that, there are two film series here in New ... Read More »

How To Bow, Surviving the Olympics, and Hot Hotel Sex Sandwiches

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  Have you always wanted to make love on a carousel, in a space capsule, or tucked between the meat and veg of a giant sandwich? Well, then, Chicago has a romantic themed hotel suite perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebrations… you sick, sick monster. [AV Club]   President Obama has picked New York artist Chuck Close, writer Jhumpa Lahiri, ... Read More »

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