Chicago Film Festival Free Screening

Free surprise screening tonight at the Chicago Film Festival. The Surprise screening takes place on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8 pm at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) All you have to do is show up by 7pm wearing your official Chi Film Festival swag to pick up your free ticket! #Free surprise screening…

Music Playlist: Tune Tuesday

This list tonight is a soulful mix featuring names you most likely already know.   Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City – Bobby “Blue” Bland You may have heard this one featured in a Chrysler commercial, which I think was a great song choice for the “retro-cool” the ad was trying to convey….

Reboot Your Brain with a Caffeine Nap

How to get the best of “microsleep” and keep from tapping out in the middle of your day so you can keep your grey matter sparked and geek on!

Young Terrorists #1 – Pizzolo

Eye-catching title, right? The first, graphic novel sized, 80 page issue of Young Terrorists has more than an attention grabbing title and cover art.  The story has explosions, daring escapes, conspiracies, shadow groups, mega-media corporations, and a bombastic Web news reporter (think Glenn Beck) trying to link up all the details into a more honest…

Music Playlist: Tune Tuesday

time to mix up your musical repertoire. Apparently, there is some good music we’ve been missing from New Zealand and Sweden, but don’t worry…I found a couple of artists.

DayBlack – Keef Cross

DayBlack is the story of Merce, a former slave who was bitten by a vampire in the cotton fields. Four hundred years later, he works as a tattoo artist in the small town of DayBlack.

New Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Pure Insanity

The new series begins with a mission in Russia that features two red-hot Batman villains: Harley Quinn and Joker’s Daughter, plus Deadshot, Deathstroke the Terminator, Black Manta and more! Collects NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1-8.    – Artists: Tom Derenick [@TDerenick], Jeremy Roberts [jprart], and various others Writer: Sean Ryan [@seanryanxv] Before reading this, I knew hardly…

Music Playlist: Tune Tuesday

Hey, beautiful people! How you doing tonight? Coming right at you from The Deep End Review, a new series featuring some of the most out there and amazingly cosmic tunes. I’m you’re host, DJ DEEPER, and I’m going to be you’re new concierge into a (indie, acid jazzy, afrofuturist, neo-soul, house, abstract, shades-of-blue) galaxy you…

Gotham Academy Vol. 1

Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s…

Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl of Burnside

Welcome to Burnside! Burnside is Gotham’s coolest new neighborhood with trendy spots, yogilates, and boutique coffee. Sounds a lot like some of my favorite neighborhoods in Chicago touting street art and an eclectic mix of shops. But while Hyde Park and Wicker Park are home to many a cool hipster, none of them are BATGIRL!…

Geeks vs Nerds

This funny tidbit from wikiHow doles out the origins of the words Geek and Nerd and aims to put in perspective how a person might tell the two apart or realize that they can be one and the same.