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Beachwood Holiday Gift Guide | Vintage Trinkets And Treasures

Stuff These!

New shop just opened by our photo/craft guru Helene Smith.

A sampling of the wares:

1. Tower Bridge Shot Glass.


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Posted on December 12, 2019

Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
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Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Beachwood Holiday Gift Guide | Vintage Trinkets And Treasures

Stuff These!
Shots, chasers.

Posted on December 12, 2019

Beachwood Holiday Gift Guide | Real Hockey Stick Beer Openers

Stuff These!
Choose from normal, laced or taped!

Posted on December 11, 2019

Beachwood Holiday Gift Guide | Chicago Photo Booth

Stuff These!
The heart of Chicago.

Posted on December 10, 2019

Confessions Of A Tour Guide Part 1: Busting The Myths Of Chicago Architecture

By J.J. Tindall
That these myths still abound in the Google era is, in my judgement, inexcusable (and believe me, it's quite a thing to give tours and watch people hit their phones when they don't believe something). Again, we can entertain and identify the lore with affection but also emphasize what we know to be true. This way we can maintain and even improve our hard-earned reputation as a no-bullshit city well worth visiting.

Posted on December 9, 2019

McDonald's Merch Now On The Reg

By McDonald's
Whether you're treating yourself or gifting the McDonald's enthusiast in your life, there's something for everyone, like a Big Mac Sandwich Bag, a McFlurry Dessert Journal and Golden Arches-themed apparel that is sure to spice up any wardrobe.

Posted on December 5, 2019

Full Metal Jagoff

By Tim Willette
A republic, not a democracy.

Posted on November 29, 2019

Study: Family Meals Actually Not That Great For Families

By Monash University
"Reinforcing nostalgic versions of family life is just not realistic. We don't want parents feeling like a moral failure or that they are compromising their child's health because they are eating separately; it's just not the case."

Posted on November 25, 2019

Recall! Ajinomoto Chicken Fried Rice

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
Due to possible foreign matter contamination - specifically, plastic.

Posted on November 22, 2019

Recall! Morris Meat Packing Of Maywood's Saturday Pork

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
The raw, intact pork items were produced on Saturdays from November 25, 2017 to November 9, 2019.

Posted on November 21, 2019

Why Isn't White Castle A Fast Food Giant?

In A Word, Family
Just lucky, I guess.

Posted on November 20, 2019

The Illinois Tully Monster Just Got Even More Mysterious

By Chris Rogers/The Conversation
The body plan of the Tully Monster is so unusual in its entirety that it will greatly expand the diversity of whatever group it ultimately belongs to, changing the way we think about that group of animals.

Posted on November 19, 2019

If I Was Bill Gates . . .

By Steve Rhodes
I'd get rid of those sweaters, for starters.

Posted on November 18, 2019

Exclusive! An Inside Look At The World's Largest Starbucks

Another Beachwood Special Report
Featuring the Chicago Pour Over, the Chicago Handshake and the Madigan Grande.

Posted on November 13, 2019

Recall! Nature's Rancher Organic Ground Beef

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
Shipped to five states including Illinois.

Posted on November 8, 2019

The Chicago Railroad Fair Of 1948

By Toy Man Television
The high water mark for passenger railroads.

Posted on November 6, 2019

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POLITICS - Illinois' C-.
SPORTS - The Ex-Cub Factor.

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