Filming in Chris Pandel's kitchen at The Bristol for the upcoming Dinner Party was just plain fun. Relaxed and unassuming, Pandel just might be one of the best chefs in Chicago. Like the majority of our city's top chefs, Pandel believes in utilizing small farms. As he notes, "You...
Whether or not Darren Wilson is indicted for his behavior in those 90 seconds, American society as a whole bears indictment for those four hours and thirty-two minutes. That level of disregard for black life cannot be attributed to the actions of one police officer.
Kids and animals onstage in a daffy and heartwarming musical comedy? Depending on whom you talk to, this could either be a horror show or a holiday delight.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking initiative to take on one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation: the strained and often broken relationship between many communities and law enforcement. It is time, and past time.
As The Huffington Post has expanded around the world, I have used this space to introduce each of our new international editions. But none of the announcements I've made has had as much significance for me personally as what I have to share today: the launch of The Huffington Post in my native Greece, in collaboration with 24MEDIA, Greece's largest digital media publisher. For me, this is the ultimate homecoming, not only because this is where I and my accent were born but because HuffPost is very firmly rooted in a Greek tradition of bringing people together and facilitating interesting conversations. When we began our international expansion more than three years ago, I knew that one day HuffPost's own odyssey (to borrow from one of my compatriots) would lead us to Greece. And I couldn't be happier that that day has finally come.
We need more communities where making the "healthy choice" is the easy choice. Chicago is leading the nation in creating healthy communities, but we still have a long way to go.
As Branch Rickey once said, "It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind." Anthony Rizzo is all-in with that sentiment.
How scary could it really be to cook for someone that loves Top Ramen?
Illinois has the 22nd-highest rate of lung cancer in the country, according to a new study by WalletHub.
Last Week Tonight,
With the count of absentee and provisional ballots the lead switched from Republican Tom Cross by a few hundred votes to Democrat Michael Frerichs by a few thousand votes in a day. Cross condeded to Frerichs Wednesday.
125th Gala Celebration,
We are our history, are we not? On December 9, the Auditorium Theatre celebrates its 125th Anniversary with a gala dinner and star-studded performance, hosted by actor, John Mahoney. Looking back, what kind of city would Chicago be if it didn't have the Auditorium Theatre?
We need to help young people make healthy choices and engage in healthy activities. This means investing in programs that encourage safe and age appropriate exploration of health and sexuality, making such programs accessible to all of our city's children and youth.
Despite the 148 charter schools in Illinois, many residents of the state don't fully understand what they stand for or what they do. There are more charter schools in Chicago and Rockford than the rest of the state, but many rules govern charter schools throughout the state.
Climate action has been gaining momentum and powerful allies are increasingly making the case to cut carbon. And I'm not just talking about a bunch of granola-eating, tree-huggers. Let me remind you of the diverse coalition that is calling for climate action.
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History Of Sleep,
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Though the need for sleep has been a constant throughout human history, how we feel about it has gone through dramatic changes over the years. We're now in the process of renewing our estranged relationship, especially as science, in the last two decades or so, has validated much of the ancient wisdom about the importance of sleep. Now that we have the means to get, relative to most of human history, the most unprecedentedly blissful sleep ever, we should allow ourselves to enjoy it. We live in a time in which we're plugged in and hyperconnected, often from the moment we wake up until the instant we drift off. Let's savor and safeguard sleep, not just for its performance benefits but for the special way it allows us to connect with ourselves. During the daytime technology allows us to travel across distance and space, but during the nighttime our dreams allow us to travel across time, spanning and connecting different parts of ourselves, allowing our senses of intuition and wisdom to flourish.
Ever since Illinois rewrote and bolstered its Freedom of Information Act in 2010, government officials of all stripes have done their best to chip away at it. Such is the case with a bill vetoed this year by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Starcom MediaVest Group,
iJustine, a pioneering innovator in the Web originals space will headlining a two hour video summit on the emerging medium of digital video. Also participating will be brand marketers from McDonald's and Target and media agency execs from Digitas, Havas and Starcom MediaVest Justine will speak...
Nonviolent direct action is a necessary, vital, and wholly American tool in forcing meaningful, permanent, transformative action from our leaders and fellow citizens. We are not concerned if this inconveniences you. Dead children are more than an inconvenience.
The Chicago Humanities Festival sold an estimated 36,000 tickets to its packed lineup of 112 events this year. These were the takeaways from talks featuring the fearless trio of Anjelica Huston, Marjane Satrapi and Patti Smith.
While Illinois House Speaker Rep. Michael Madigan can seem like a formidable figure in state politics, Rich Miller of Capitol Fax believes that he and Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can work together to govern competently.