By John Greenfield The Badger State is where I go when I want to get away from my daily grind in Chicago and leave my troubles behind. So when my old friend Dave Schlabowske recently invited me to join him on a trans-Wisconsin bike trek, I jumped at the chance. Dave, a Milwaukeean whose brother [...]
By Michael Workman Breaking up is hard to do. It’s made even harder when it happens in the grip of a new social reality. I’m sitting on a window barstool at Café Selmarie on the Lincoln Square strip, where I’ve been summoned via text message through a flash downpour for the bad news, and I’m [...]
By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Photons work hard to get from the heart of the sun to the surface. They can take up to 160,000 years to complete the 400,000+/-mile journey. And yet once Earth-bound photons get topside, they travel the ninety-three-million-mile distance to our planet in just over eight minutes. I foresee [...]
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By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Beware of people who act like polite jerks or tone-deaf music critics or emotionally numb lovers. While they may be able to teach you a lot about what you don’t need, they’re not worthy candidates for enduring relationships. Now let’s turn our attention to the question of who [...]
By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): My Aries friend David’s acupuncturist diagnosed his current condition as an “encroachment of phlegm in his triple heater.” That’s also an apt metaphorical description of what’s going on in your psyche. Your internal engine—the fire in your belly—is a bit clogged by a sluggish stream of swampy, snotty [...]
This Week’s Biggest Gainers 1 Buddy Guy The Chicago bluesman was honored with the inaugural Great Performer of Illinois Award in a concert at Millennium Park. 2 Brian Urlacher The Bears linebacker finally reached a new contract agreement with the team, which includes an extension and a multimillion-dollar bonus.
Week of November 1 By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): A top official at the European Robotics Research Network predicts that humans will “be having sex with robots” sooner than anyone expected—probably within four years. I hope this little shocker will help motivate you to follow my astrological advice for the coming week, which [...]