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  • Last Call for the Wicker Park Tour in 2017!

    Last Call for the Wicker Park Tour in 2017!

    Our Old Polonia and Wicker Park Walking Tour with Food has been a great hit this summer. This tour has a good amount of time outside, unlike our mostly indoor walking tours. So we have to retire it during the colder months. However, we are going [……
    - 11 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 3:10pm -
  • Announcing the Chicago Detours Scholarship for Local History Students

    Announcing the Chicago Detours Scholarship for Local History Students

    We have some cool news to share! Our tour guides are very proud to help spread the word about the Chicago Detours scholarship for local history students. We want to support awesome scholars in Chicago history. And we’re also rolling out a grant pro…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 7:51pm -
  • The Chicago Maroons Were the First “Monsters of the Midway”

    The Chicago Maroons Were the First “Monsters of the Midway”

    Football season is kicking off. For countless Chicagoans, that means another season of cheering for the “Monsters of the Midway” aka their beloved Chicago Bears. What many may not realize is that the “Monsters of the Midway” nickname did not…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 1:53pm -
  • Big Ideas Behind the Little Chicago Alleys

    Big Ideas Behind the Little Chicago Alleys

    What’s in Chicago alleys? That which we might call an alleyway actually makes our city smell so sweet.  That line is some mock Shakespeare, of course, but it’s still true. Chicago alleys are one of the instrumental parts of our cityscape. They…
    - 60 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 5:40pm -
  • Why the Chicago Architectural Boat Tour is So Popular

    Why the Chicago Architectural Boat Tour is So Popular

    Earlier this summer, TripAdvisor named the Chicago architectural boat tour the single most popular tour in America. That got me to wondering, what is it that makes it so popular? Sometimes our guides are hired out to lead a Chicago River boat tour…
    - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:16pm -
  • The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is in “America the Beautiful”

    The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is in “America the Beautiful”

    The Fourth of July always puts us in the mood for some patriotic history. One of our favorite stories of Americana popped up last year. That’s when I, Amanda, spent months researching the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and uncovered an interes…
    - 28 Jun 17, 6:42pm -
  • A History of Gay Pride in Chicago

    A History of Gay Pride in Chicago

    The 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade will take place on June 25th. In anticipation of one of the city’s most joyful events, I wanted to take a look back at the long and vibrant history of gay pride in Chicago. Whether they know it or not, […]The…
    - 21 Jun 17, 7:32pm -
  • A Letter from Dad About Fun Tours in Chicago

    A Letter from Dad About Fun Tours in Chicago

    This blog post is written from the point of view of Alex as “Dad,” as immortalized in a photo from Halloween years ago. Hello sport, This is your father writing. Remember me? Man who bred and raised you. I’d hope you do! (haha!) Wanted to send…
    - 9 Jun 17, 6:50pm -
  • The History of Chicago BBQ for Memorial Day

    The History of Chicago BBQ for Memorial Day

    Innumerable backyard grills will be fired up this Memorial Day weekend. In honor of that, I wanted to dive into the greatest possible use of a grill: barbecue. The history of Chicago BBQ is tied directly to the city’s history of industry and immigr…
    - 24 May 17, 9:11pm -
  • Three New Museums in Chicago

    Three New Museums in Chicago

    The announcement and opening of three new museums in Chicago is shaking up the downtown cultural scene. After years of false starts, it seems that the Chicago Blues Museum will soon become a reality. Officially titled the Chicago Blues Experience, th…
    - 18 May 17, 7:52pm -

@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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