Above and Beyond in Chicago: Why No Dancing?

February 15, 2015
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This year’s Valentine’s Day in Chicago was marked with the sold out concert of the famous electronic music duo Above and Beyond. Thousands of people beat the frigid weather and filled the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom to capacity. Two hours after the start of the event I was thinking of leaving. The headliner “Lane...

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Historical blizzard breaks record for the most snow in 24 hrs in Chicago!!

February 2, 2015
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“A snowstorm over Chicago and the surrounding areas has broken a record for the most snow that has fallen in a 24-hour period. As a Blizzard Warning remains in effect, there’s a potential for 18 inches of snow on the ground in some parts of the area along with high wind speeds and sustained...

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Wireless charging in Starbucks stores

February 1, 2015
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Starbucks pioneers in offering their customers the convenience of in-store wireless charging of cellular phones. The service is provided through Power Mat technology and is available in some Starbucks locations in California and UK. On November 18 the company announced a roll out plan to add wireless charging to their 200 stores in San...

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“The Interview”, on Netflix: funny in a gross kinda way

January 30, 2015
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Only a month ago “The Interview” was pulled from its pre-Christmas movie theater release because of a cyber attack on SONY and an alleged threat of 9/11 style attacks. Now I find it on Nextflix, for free. The times we live in! Normally, I would probably not even bother writing a review about this...

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Ukrainian journalists visit USA

December 14, 2014
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Ukrainian journalists visit USA

Palatine welcomes Open World Journalism delegates: December 5-13, 2014. What is happening in Ukraine? That’s a complicated question with many layers of answers. In a country torn by war and coalitions and the media injected with political propaganda, it is hard to tell who is telling the truth. Even the journalists whose job description...

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20 years later: V.V. still got moves!

November 24, 2014
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Chicago concert review: by Oksana Koval.  To my surprise I found myself at the concert of V. V. (Vopli Vidoplyasova), the most famous Ukrainian folk rock band performing here in Chicago right before Thanksgiving 2014 at a night club in Chicago called “Nikki”. I used to go to their concerts in Kiev, Ukraine more...

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