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Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes: by Ron Wimberly

Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes: by Ron Wimberly

Sam Gordon November 10, 2011 0

Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Authorized Adaptation by Ray Bradbury, illustrations by Ron Wimberly Rating: 4.0/5.0 Publisher: Hill and Wang Ray Bradbury’s work has been a staple of required student reading

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And Yet They Were Happy: by Helen Phillips: Review

And Yet They Were Happy: by Helen Phillips: Review

Sam Gordon November 3, 2011 0

And Yet They Were Happy by Helen Phillips Rating: 3.5/5.0 Publisher: Leapfrog Press A story ripe with natural disasters, monsters, biblical offshoots and the occasional magic orb is none too common in the literary

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DMK Burger Bar: Chicago, IL

DMK Burger Bar: Chicago, IL

Sam Gordon August 31, 2011 0

2954 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 www.dmkburgerbar.com At the intersection of Sheffield and Wellington in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, there is a powder blue building with a giant fish painted on its side. This

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The Bar on Buena: Chicago, IL

The Bar on Buena: Chicago, IL

Sam Gordon July 7, 2011 0

910 W. Buena Avenue Chicago, IL 60613 www.baronbuena.com They say that food is as much a visual medium as it is a taste-based one. While I normally would agree wholeheartedly, my logic of “if

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Phoebe’s Cupcakes: Chicago, IL

Phoebe’s Cupcakes: Chicago, IL

Sam Gordon June 29, 2011 0

3327 N. Broadway Avenue Chicago, IL 60657 www.chicagocupcakes.com Cupcakes are a sugary treat that pretty much every American has been familiar with since childhood. Even in their simplest form, a personal cake that requires

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Childhood Revisited: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Sam Gordon June 19, 2011 0

What childhood movie did you love? Which scared you? And how does it play now, watching it again as an adult? In this new feature, our writers revisit the films that affected them as

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Mr. Peanut: by Adam Ross

Sam Gordon June 12, 2011 0

Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross Rating: 3.9/5.0 Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries David Pepin is found with his fingers down his wife’s throat, swollen closed from a peanut allergy. The manuscript of his unfinished novel is

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Popeye Potatoes

Sam Gordon June 1, 2011 0

Truly a side dish for the meal of a man’s man, this recipe combines the hearty, filling quality of potatoes, the savory saltiness of bacon and the novelty of believing spinach will give you

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Roasted Orange Broccoli

Sam Gordon May 11, 2011 0

Have you ever sat down to a meal and been discouraged by the lack of vitamin C present in its side dishes? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still be thrilled

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Lemon- Garlic Chicken

Sam Gordon April 27, 2011 0

As much as I love to cook for people, there are plenty of instances where by the time I get home I would much rather punch my boyfriend in the face than create some

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