If you live in the Chicagoland area and love Netflix’s Stranger Things, the dope AF sci-fi thriller about the suddenly other-worldly happenings in 1980’s Hawkins, Indiana, and wouldn’t mind some responsible after-work libations (because who wouldnt?), then Logan Square’s pop-up bar “The Upside Down” is for you. The name is a nod to the show’s evil nether-verse haunting the Byers’ family and crew, and you won’t be disappointed. I haven’t been yet, but apparently stepping into the bar takes you back in time to an 80’s themed dance party, put on by the Hawkins Middle School A.V. Club (you have…

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“Shock. Disgust. Horror. “Damn, that could me!” Who didn’t have these thoughts and feels running through their mind when they saw cell phone footage of United Airlines passenger David Dao being forcibly removed—excuse me, I mean “re-accommodated” (the airline CEO’s washed euphemism for dragged) down the aisle of his flight? According to the United Airlines, the Chicago-to-Louisville flight was overbooked, something United Airlines is ubiquitously guilty of. Last year, United involuntarily denied boarding to 3,765 passengers from their seats. So when passengers didn’t volunteer to give up their seats on the flight, to the tune of 1000 bucks, four folks were…

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Besides the monsoon that wen’t down yesterday, it’s been heating up to sundress weather in my beautiful hometown of Baltimore, MD. You know us b-more folks love to get out, eat crabs and hang by the harbor when it gets warm, but what about a good ‘ol road trip from Charm City to say, the Delaware Coast? Or perhaps tapping into your hippy side at a festival like the Charm City Folk & Blue Grass Fest? Well if you’re looking for something fun to do with your boo, friends, or family, check out this quick starter guide on day trips…

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Well hell yes! Bargain airline, WOW Air announced new flights from O’Hare International Airport to Europe (specifically Reykjavík, Iceland) starting at $99 bucks one way starting July 2017! And if Iceland is too much of a travel fad for you right now, for $50 and $149 bucks extra you can hop skip and jump to countries like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Copenhagen, and Berlin among many. Feeling a little bougie on a budget? You can also get a WOW Biz seat (their equivalent to business/first class) for $355 one way, which isn’t bad at ALL considering your butt is hoping an international flight with…

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Rolling up to it, I was almost afraid, it’s iconic beauty blazing in the southwest sun. I timidly rolled down my window, nervous with excitement, and took in the sweet, sweet smell of clay earth that surrounded me. Wild horses, amber red terra firma, indigenous Navajo people buzzing about, riding horses at full gallop beside Route 64. This was a childhood dream of mine, seeing this alien landscape. I was here, it was my birthday, and this, was Monument Valley. Formed millions of years ago by rushing water meandering and carving the rocks along this portion of the Colorado Plateau,…

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