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Feature on Cafe Marie-Jeanne in Humboldt Park

FEATURE ON CAFE MARIE-JEANNE IN HUMBOLDT PARK Café Marie-Jeanne is one of Humboldt Park’s best-kept secrets. At first glance it doesn’t look like much; the outside is a quiet, unassuming storefront, the inside is a simple dining room with a bar along one wall. However, the food is another story altogether. Whether you’re stopping in for a morning coffee, grabbing drinks with friends, lingering over brunch, or on the prowl for a hearty dinner, Café Marie-Jeanne has one of the tastiest—and most fascinating—selections in the neighborhood. Nothing about the café is ostentatious; come as you are and enjoy the [...]

2019-03-28T16:02:28-05:00

Feature on Elawa Farm in Lake Forest

FEATURE ON ELAWA FARM IN LAKE FOREST Elawa Farm is one of Lake Forest’s hidden gems. This working gentleman’s farm was built in 1917 by one of Chicago’s most distinguished families and is a rare example of an American estate farm—designed purely for pleasure and not required to turn a profit. The land was acquired by the City of Lake Forest in 1998, thus providing the general public access to the stunning grounds, gardens, and historic buildings. The farm presents an incredibly unique opportunity for those interested in gardening, healthy lifestyles, and historic preservation. After undergoing complete restoration, Elawa [...]

2019-05-17T00:58:00-05:00

Art Encounter: Making Art Accessible to Everyone

ART ENCOUNTER: MAKING ART ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE Most people have heard the adage, “Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life?” The very fact that mankind still feels the need to debate and explore this concept argues that, though some may call it trite, the need for creative expression is just as valid now as it was two thousand years ago. When we see ourselves represented in art we feel a blend of validation and unity, finally understanding that we are both unique and part of something bigger. Bringing art inside the home is a form of self-expression. [...]

2019-03-28T16:02:41-05:00

The Cinematography of Obi-Wan Kenobi: Tragic Hero Barely Keeping it Together, Life Literally in Shambles – part 3

THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF OBI-WAN KENOBI: Tragic Hero Barely Keeping it Together, Life Literally in Shambles – part 3 Don’t forget to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this analysis if you haven’t already. Let’s dive back in. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PRISON The psychological prison is a representation of an emotional state. It’s often portrayed by boxing a character in using the image frame, as we’ve discussed in the other parts of this analysis. However, there is another famous technique where the surroundings or the lighting can be used to actually look like bars (i.e. prison bars). In film [...]

2018-11-12T22:09:57-06:00

The Cinematography of Obi-Wan Kenobi: Tragic Hero Barely Keeping it Together, Life Literally in Shambles – part 2

THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF OBI-WAN KENOBI: Tragic Hero Barely Keeping it Together, Life Literally in Shambles – part 2 Are you ready to dive back into “The Lawless?” I know I am. Again, I’m so so sorry! Don’t forget to read Part 1 of this analysis if you haven’t already. Last time, we discussed emotionalism, cinematic horror, and Kenobi going rogue. Today we’re discussing duality and shared horror… boy, that doesn’t sound cheerful at all… but I promise it sounds worse than it is… Who am I kidding. This is “The Lawless” we’re talking about. It’s going to be horrible. [...]

2018-11-12T21:57:59-06:00

The Cinematography of Obi-Wan Kenobi: Tragic Hero Barely Keeping it Together, Life Literally in Shambles – part 1

THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF OBI-WAN KENOBI: Tragic Hero Barely Keeping it Together, Life Literally in Shambles – part 1 Welcome to another edition of Obi-Wan Kenobi analysis! I have a sad episode today, brought to you by special request from an anonymous ask. Get out your tissue boxes, my friends, because we’re taking a deeper look at “The Lawless” from The Clone Wars season 5, episode 16. I’m so so sorry…but I promise we’ll get through this together. SPECIAL NOTE: There is so much material in “The Lawless” that I could not possibly fit it all in one post. I’ll publish another [...]

2018-11-12T21:53:01-06:00

Why is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Lightsaber Blue?

WHY IS OBI-WAN KENOBI'S LIGHTSABER BLUE? I was researching lightsaber colors to see if they have a symbolic/personal meaning. Everything that I read says that a blue lightsaber was used by guardians who fight light side and for skilled warriors and that green is for consulars who prefer negotiation and meditation to combat. It makes me wonder how someone nicknamed 'the Negotiator' that fights with the most defensive style ended up with a blue lightsaber (three times) and not a green one. Hi there Anon!!! I know you sent this [...]

2018-09-22T12:17:46-05:00

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Robes

OBI-WAN KENOBI'S JEDI ROBES Since I spend an inordinate amount of time staring at Obi-Wan, I cannot help but noticed that he wears his robe differently from other Jedi. Granted, the Jedi's outfit are not identical but they has similar design. Obi-Wan, even though is wearing pretty much the same as Mace, has his inner robe collar higher and more tightly wrapped. This is remarkably different from when he was a Padawan/Knight, now that he is a Master. What do you think? As a writer, do you have any headcanon or theories? [...]

2018-09-22T11:36:59-05:00

Favorite Moments From The Clone Wars Season 3

FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE CLONE WARS SEASON 3 Here are a few of my favorite moments from The Clone Wars season 3. Click Here to See the Season 1 Edition Click Here to See the Season 2 Edition 1. Kenobi accidentally befriending a giant seabird on Kamino. 2. Obi-Wan being rather haughty while fighting Ventress. 3. The introduction of Obi-Wan’s rogue lock of hair. 4. Kenobi’s utter disdain for Tarkin is thoroughly delightful. 5. “Vos, somebody lives here…” One of the greatest moments in Clone Wars history. 6. These faces: [...]

2018-11-12T21:47:54-06:00

Favorite Moments From The Clone Wars Season 2

FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE CLONE WARS SEASON 2 Here are a few of my favorite moments from The Clone Wars season 2.Click Here to See the Season 1 EditionClick Here to See the Season 3 Edition 1. The moment where Obi-Wan decides to fight to the death along with his troopers: 2. When Obi-Wan jumps off a tank (at least twice) like a total boss: 3. Kenobi’s sassy scowl is on point pretty much non stop. Will you just look at that brow arch!? 4. This moment from Obi-Wan’s duel with Grievous [...]

2018-09-22T05:01:55-05:00
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