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  • Lesser-Known Historic Architecture on the Mag Mile

    Lesser-Known Historic Architecture on the Mag Mile

    World-famous skyscrapers bookend the Magnificent Mile and the Water Tower is a legendary presence, but today I want to highlight some of the lesser-known historic architecture on the Mag Mile. They don’t call us “Chicago Detours” for nothing! O…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 5:53pm -
  • Read up on the Printers Row Architecture for Lit Fest

    Read up on the Printers Row Architecture for Lit Fest

    Printers Row, a section of the South Loop with historic architecture related to the printing industry, will become the most dangerous part of Chicago this weekend for book lovers. The neighborhood is hosting the 34th Annual Printers Row Lit Fest. H…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 9:12pm -
  • The Evolution of Wolf Point’s Buildings

    The Evolution of Wolf Point’s Buildings

    Wolf Point, the Y-shaped spot where the North, South, and Main Branches of the Chicago River meet, is the at the very heart of Chicago. That junction hosted the first permanent settlement of Native Americans, French-Canadian fur trappers, and Ameri…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 2:42am -
  • Chicago Gospel Music History and Architecture

    Chicago Gospel Music History and Architecture


    - 24 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 12:07am -
  • Hot Dogs on Memorial Day, Oscar Mayer Has a Way…

    Hot Dogs on Memorial Day, Oscar Mayer Has a Way…

    Countless Oscar Mayer wieners will be grilled this Memorial Day weekend, though there’s no guarantee that they’ll be prepared as a Chicago style hot dog of course. Oscar Mayer – which originated in Chicago – was a pioneering master at adver…
    - 30 days ago, 25 May 18, 9:29pm -
  • The Legacy of Landscape Architect Jens Jensen

    The Legacy of Landscape Architect Jens Jensen

    Jens Jensen was a phenomenally prolific and skilled landscape architect. Of all the big names that helped develop our great American urban parks, this one feels under-sung to me. His works are some of the most beloved Chicago’s parks. Yet his life…
    - 32 days ago, 23 May 18, 6:43pm -
  • Three Lavish Examples of Orientalist Architecture in Chicago

    Three Lavish Examples of Orientalist Architecture in Chicago

    Let’s explore orientalist architecture in Chicago. This style is a unique and gorgeous fusion of local, mythic, fantastic, and global influences. It peaked in popularity a century ago and has gone through some academic revaluation since then. So it…
    - 39 days ago, 16 May 18, 8:16pm -
  • Best Tours to Get to Know Chicago for New Chicagoans

    Best Tours to Get to Know Chicago for New Chicagoans

    With so many corporations having chosen Chicago for their new home, here we are sharing the best private group tours to get to know Chicago with us at Chicago Detours. Conagra and Boeing made the big move years ago. This year, Dyson and McDonald’s…
    - 46 days ago, 9 May 18, 8:51pm -
  • Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the 1893 World’s Fair

    Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the 1893 World’s Fair

    The 125th anniversary of the 1893 World’s Fair is this year! In fact, Chicago welcomed visitors from around the world to the opening ceremony of the World’s Columbian Exposition on this day 125 years ago. We explore some of the fair’s incredibl…
    - 55 days ago, 1 May 18, 8:00am -
  • New Neighborhood, Food & Bar Tours for Private Groups

    New Neighborhood, Food & Bar Tours for Private Groups

    We are excited to bring you three new private Chicago neighborhood tours. Chicago is, after all, a city of neighborhoods. Each of these private group tours explores the history, architecture, and food created by the people who live in these distinct,…
    - 60 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:21pm -

@golfaid

Generation Y Blogger

  • How to Make Friends as An Adult
    I moved to Los Angeles on a whim this past August. I didn’t really know anyone here. I only knew one person, my roommate, who I knew from my ancient past (re: high school). I was working a couple of freelance jobs from home and was constantly plagu…
    - 9 Feb 17, 3:46am -
  • Social Media and the Problem of Plagiarism and Attribution
    Many social media platforms are full of stolen or bootlegged content. Finding the source of an original post can be incredibly difficult if not impossible. All it takes is one person who, instead of hitting the share/retweet/reblog button, downloads…
    - 6 Jul 16, 4:36pm -
  • Thoughts on the Orlando Mass Shooting
    A truly senseless and tragic mass shooting occurred on Sunday in Orlando. A targeted hate crime against the LGBTQ+ community at the Pulse nightclub on a Latin-themed night.
    - 15 Jun 16, 4:49pm -
  • Gay Scout Podcast
    I am working on an exciting new project with my good friend Dan Cronin called the Gay Scout Podcast. Dan Cronin is the voice and content writer of the 12 episode memoir about growing up gay in a religious, conservative, male-only, proto-military orga…
    - 10 Mar 16, 8:13am -
  • Chloe’s Reaction To Marriage Equality

    Chloe’s Reaction To Marriage Equality

    This week has been a roller coaster of epicness - from the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act (which will allow millions of Americans to maintain their access to healthcare), to their Fair Housing decision (which will help prevent discri…
    - 27 Jun 15, 3:11am -

Gapers Block

  • Where We Started

    Where We Started

    Gapers Block went live on April 25, 2003, with a Merge post about the Berghoff adding seats in the bar. The first couple Fuel questions were kind of silly, but got down to business soon enough....
    - 31 Dec 15, 10:14pm -
  • Vintage Pilsen

    Vintage Pilsen

    Chicago Voz interviews Akito Tsuda, a Japanese photographer who just published a book of photos of Pilsen in the early 1990s....
    - 31 Dec 15, 9:30pm -
  • Best of GB: The Lies

    Best of GB: The Lies

    Early on, we ran fiction in Detour, our features section. One running series was The Critic, which was an Onionesque collection of "real reviews of fake things," such as restaurants, movies, musicals, fireworks shows and music festivals. They never f…
    - 31 Dec 15, 7:30pm -
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    In a NYTimes op-ed, Megan Stielstra juxtaposes tonight's Chi-Town Rising event, which was once free but now costs $99-150 to attend, with the protests that are bringing people together for a very different reason. Meanwhile, Rick Perlstein writes in…
    - 31 Dec 15, 7:23pm -
  • Easy Mistake to Make, Jeb

    Easy Mistake to Make, Jeb

    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush commented on the decision not to indict the police officers who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice yesterday, saying, "I think that Chicago's got a lot of work to do to rebuild trust. The level of violence is...
    - 31 Dec 15, 6:27pm -
  • Chicago Women Who Owned 2015

    Chicago Women Who Owned 2015

    I'm stealing the headline from FoGB Veronica Arreola, because it is perfect. There are so many Best of lists at this time of year, but if you want to know 15 (thankfully there are far more) women who did awesome...
    - 31 Dec 15, 6:14pm -
  • Get Home Free on New Year's Eve

    Get Home Free on New Year's Eve

    As usual, the CTA will be free tonight from 10pm to 4am, courtesy of MillerCoors....
    - 31 Dec 15, 5:24pm -
  • Every Tube Down in TubeVille

    Every Tube Down in TubeVille

    Comedian Owen Weber takes on trolls in the song "How the Troll Stole YouTube."...
    - 31 Dec 15, 4:29pm -
  • Next Year's CPS Schedule Released

    Next Year's CPS Schedule Released

    Parents may not be thrilled by the 2016-17 school schedule, which thanks to a quirk of the calendar has winter break starting on Christmas Eve and spring break ending on Easter....
    - 31 Dec 15, 3:21pm -
  • "Empowered Feminist," Empowered

    "Empowered Feminist," Empowered

    Hale Goetz writes about discovering that photos of her have gone viral on Reddit....
    - 31 Dec 15, 2:43pm -
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