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10 Dec 18
Commodore Media Group

Most of the 2018 midterm elections have now come to a close all around the country, but leave it to Mississippi to drag this thing out. This year Mississippi had both its senior senator and district one representative up for re-election, and a special senate election gained national attention with several Presidential rallies throughout the […]

10 Dec 18
Sam Webster

As a part of Units 5 & 7, we are creating textures for consideration for use in our animations. We used various methods of marking to get different textures and styles, though I primarily used a crayon, pressed against various surfaces to mark over them and mimic the texture. We then scanned our markings into […]

10 Dec 18
an alternative lifestyle blog

Every Christmas, where presents are concerned, I try to make as much as I can. Some years I’m more prolific than others. This year, I started making in the summer. Strawberry and Star Anise Jam, Raspberry and Cardamon Jam, pickled home grown cucumbers, and in the autumn, Elderberry Syrups made from local elderberries, and chutneys […]

10 Dec 18
Bleeding Cool News And Rumors

Vicious Creatures is a collection of horror comics that London comic book creator Sarah Gordon has been working on for a couple of years. Short, bloody little tales, exploring the darker side of being human (with some magic, a couple of ghosts, and several crows added for good measure), the book will be full-colour, approx […]

10 Dec 18
Folk Horror Revival

Lise Richardson’s Folk Horror Inktober 2018 For those of you who have read Adam Scovell’s inspiring and enlightening Folk Horror book – `Hours Dreadful and Things Strange’ (2017) – will be well familiar with his list of definitive Folk Horror TV and Cinema and if you have ever wondered what those productions would look like […]

10 Dec 18
DIY Homeschooler

Want to start a new Christmas-time tradition? Pick out a few favorite Christmas stories to read aloud each year. We’ll get you started with our 12 favorite Christmas read-aloud books! For years, beginning on December 1 we have read aloud A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. But well before we tackled this classic, each year […]

10 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

The ultimate Christmas gifts for house lovers: from a luxurious velvet bean bag to a stunning clock that predicts the weather – these presents will delight the house – proud (from just £ 8) FEMAIL reveals the best decor, utensils and gadgets for the discerning housewivesPrices start with £ 8 for a trendy blush pink […]

10 Dec 18
Block Club Chicago
LOGAN SQUARE — Most of Chicago’s improv theaters are concentrated in neighborhoods like Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Old Town.  But not everyone who does improv lives up there. In fact, a growing number of improvers are settling in the Logan Square/Avondale area. That’s according to Alex Prichodko, 28, and Andrew Lemna, 25, who have noticed that a lot of their improv friends live off the Blue Line and make the hike up north several nights a week to perform. “If you live in Logan Square or Wicker Park or Avondale, it’s not an easy trip up to Lakeview or Old Town,” Lemna said.  The pair recently opened Logan Square Improv, the area’s first dedicated improv theater, in an effort to change that. Not only do they want to make it easier for their Blue Line friends to perform near where they live, but they also want to fill the neighborhood’s comedy void. “There actually feels like a need. [We wanted to be] the ones who can help people out,” Lemna said. The colorful murals were done by Lemna’s sister. Lemna and Prichodko are both originally from Indianapolis, but they didn’t meet until Purdue University, where they both went for undergrad. After graduation, both got involved in Chicago’s improv scene, performing and taking classes at all of the heavy hitters in town, including Second City, the Annoyance Theater and iO (formerly known as ImprovOlympic.) They’re both currently on house teams at iO, which means they spend several nights a week practicing and performing there. Over the last few years, they’ve done a lot of collaborating (they even have the same day job at a software company), but it was The Thursday Show — an improv show they created — that inspired them to branch out on their own. The Thursday Show is the pair’s weekly comedy variety show, which was traditionally held in the back room at Finley Dunne’s Tavern in Lakeview. It’s a showcase of improv, sketch and standup comedy. “It was my favorite thing of the week. … It was fun to see so many talented people doing it each week. We probably had hundreds of different performers cycle through that room,” Lemna said. (from left) Prichodko and Lemna both live on the North Side, in North Center and Lakeview, respectively, but they have a lot of improv friends who live off the Blue Line. After a while, Lemna and Prichodko got to thinking: What if we had our own space to put on The Thursday Show? And what if the space was off the Blue Line so our Logan Square/Avondale friends didn’t have to travel so far?  That’s when Logan Square Improv was born. The pair opened the theater in a vintage storefront at 2908 N. Wisner Ave. (technically Avondale, we know) on the first Thursday of November. Since then, they’ve added a bunch of new shows to the theater’s weekly calendar — The Friday Show, The Saturday Show, Whose Line Is It Saturday, all of them showcasing long-form improv. All of the shows are either free or $5 entry. It was important to the pair that the theater is accessible to all. “We’re trying to offer a huge variety if you’re a comedy fan or you want to try comedy in general. [We’re] making it as affordable as we can for anyone who just wants something to do,” Prichodko said. The pair is also rolling out improv classes that will cost $175 for an eight-week program, considerably cheaper than similar programs in the city, according to the pair. And for $5, folks can become a member of Logan Square Improv by visiting the online platform Patreon. The membership gets you unlimited access to shows and a discount on classes. Already 74 people have signed up, which confirms what the pair knew from the start: Logan Square/Avondale needed its own improv theater. “It’s been so good, and that’s a testament to the performers and the community. It’s such a cool, positive experience to watch so many people show up and perform and support each other,” Prichodko said. Prichodko said it was only a matter of time before the area got its own theater — the need was too great. “If we didn’t open this up, this would’ve been here eventually. So many people who perform on our teams in our theaters live on this side of town. And there are a lot of artists who live in Logan Square,” he said. Do stories like this matter to you? Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.
10 Dec 18

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10 Dec 18
Inconceivable!

I’m working on reestablishing my exercise routine. I hadn’t fully realized how much the lack of movement was affecting my physical strength as well as my mental health.  It’s meant getting much more creative than previously, but I’m really trying to get in 3-4 30 minute sessions of moving (whether that’s walking/jogging outdoors, indoor running, […]

10 Dec 18
EmmaDrew.Info

A food hamper is always a wonderful Christmas gift idea for a loved one. You can tailor the hamper to include their favourite treats, and create themes and colour schemes should you wish to. The only trouble with building a Christmas food hamper can be the price. The cost of a food hamper can easily […]

10 Dec 18
Bobby Carroll's Movie Diary

Gareth Evans directs Dan Stevens, Martin Sheen and Lucy Boynton in this period folk horror mystery about a haunted older brother who infiltrates an island of cult worshippers who have kidnapped his sister. Possibly the best film to spin out from the impressive cult wake left after The Wicker Man, easily far superior to the […]

10 Dec 18
Գոռ Սիմոնյան

The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of […]

10 Dec 18
Ստեփան Հարությունյան

The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of […]