http://mndaily.com/rss/%2A en The good, the bad and the Saint West. http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/28/good-bad-and-saint-west By: <a href="/users/svilensky" title="View User Profile">Sophia Vilensky</a><br/> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2bab46b6-32d6-9c7f-a0b6-5cc1d38a4abc">Yes ... there are more pressing issues in the world to talk about. That doesn&rsquo;t mean we don&rsquo;t need a little Lorelai/Rory banter to get our mind off of things every so often. Here are a few pop-culture related things I found interesting this week.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2bab46b6-32d6-9c7f-a0b6-5cc1d38a4abc">The good:</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/28/good-bad-and-saint-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:49:37 +0000 svilensky 116796 at http://mndaily.com I'm here for you, Sonny's http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/21/im-here-you-sonnys By: <a href="/users/svilensky" title="View User Profile">Sophia Vilensky</a><br/> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-66e6b11b-0e59-6059-8024-4743b5b442bd">Milkjam and Izzy&rsquo;s both get lots of press and the raves are well deserved, but why doesn&rsquo;t anyone ever talk about Sonny&rsquo;s?!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-66e6b11b-0e59-6059-8024-4743b5b442bd">As a Sonny&rsquo;s Cafe devotee since my childhood routine of a Children&rsquo;s Theater matinee followed by a large Athena at Pizza Luce and a double scoop, I&rsquo;m here to sing the praises this gem deserves.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/21/im-here-you-sonnys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:47:40 +0000 svilensky 116621 at http://mndaily.com Pitchfork Music Festival: Day 3 http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/18/pitchfork-music-festival-day-3 By: <a href="/users/jcristo" title="View User Profile">Joesph Cristo</a><br/> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5f3c5994-ff74-1e25-d7ac-19ed97853f77"><span style="font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Finally, the inclement weather conditions subsided. For the first time this weekend, the fields weren&rsquo;t so soggy and the sky was clear.</span></span><br />&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/18/pitchfork-music-festival-day-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:23:14 +0000 jcristo 116426 at http://mndaily.com Pitchfork Music Festival: Day 2 http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/17/pitchfork-music-festival-day-2 By: <a href="/users/jcristo" title="View User Profile">Joesph Cristo</a><br/> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-736ae6cc-f9d9-55c3-c531-9122088950b2"><span style="font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The clouds over Union Park looked to signal yet another weather delay in the festivities. Fortunately, there was no rain and things began and ended smoothly.</span></span><br />&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/17/pitchfork-music-festival-day-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:14:57 +0000 jcristo 116416 at http://mndaily.com Pitchfork Music Festival: Day 1 http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/16/pitchfork-music-festival-day-1 By: <a href="/users/jcristo" title="View User Profile">Joesph Cristo</a><br/> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2ccd88f6-f47f-da36-7d3d-55a00f64b4af"><span style="font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Despite a storm that was expected to delay the festival, things at day one of Pitchfork Music Festival went off without a hitch. Or at the very least, things started on time.</span></span><br />&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/16/pitchfork-music-festival-day-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:19:52 +0000 jcristo 116406 at http://mndaily.com Peaches 'n' cake http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/15/peaches-n-cake By: <a href="/users/svilensky" title="View User Profile">Sophia Vilensky</a><br/> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-66d6562c-ef5f-1e45-b9d3-603eb6804b42">Quick disclaimer: I think I love peaches a little too much.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-66d6562c-ef5f-1e45-b9d3-603eb6804b42">When I was a kid, I loved rubbing the pit on asphalt until it transformed into a ring. I&rsquo;ve always loved the fruit. The emoji is everything.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/15/peaches-n-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:24:33 +0000 svilensky 116401 at http://mndaily.com My idea of fun: WTF http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/11/my-idea-fun-wtf By: <a href="/users/jcristo" title="View User Profile">Joesph Cristo</a><br/> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38;">I don&rsquo;t necessarily enjoy Marc Maron&rsquo;s comedy. I&rsquo;ve seen most of his show too and it&rsquo;s basically the RC Cola of self-centered stand-up comedian slice of life fare. Most people I know tend to agree with me. </span><br />&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/11/my-idea-fun-wtf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Mon, 11 Jul 2016 19:42:42 +0000 jcristo 116181 at http://mndaily.com No more Manson family values http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/07/no-more-manson-family-values By: <a href="/users/svilensky" title="View User Profile">Sophia Vilensky</a><br/> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1ec3df45-c65b-c6dc-7ba1-b499f230b30c"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/QGq3wXjxZJCF1FlEhR8qszW4t6ztrRZoyHaiCk99LQe_oprr_RTGTB8NFFScNtjR-dl7is9hsqke4RTx3OH_dEO9kUmmGTTHwvKdGWTRCD5eR-Sxx_EhDA6tPTYSw-p97nsvkR3f" style="width: 192px; height: 142px;" /></span><img alt="IMG_5936.JPG" height="239" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/O2IuJdtILaQnfBMW_7udXVgKCuBcK1KR8DdPhKvm3hKdTEqn9UDNxxEusQKC7LukZkagf7RmgnlrydmQF_h8niXNSiSAoQ04-9YOSAyiI3uU1p8Y-b-7Y8K5j2-zoZPIXgdjgyDX" width="192" /></p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/07/no-more-manson-family-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:23:58 +0000 svilensky 116136 at http://mndaily.com Valleyfairadise Lost: 10 things you realize at Valleyfair when you’re old enough for existential dread http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/01/valleyfairadise-lost-10-things-you-realize-valleyfair-when-you%E2%80%99re-old-enoug By: <a href="/users/svilensky" title="View User Profile">Sophia Vilensky</a><br/> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-90c2ad3b-a894-a32e-d289-a19941773a9d">As Valleyfair celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, I&rsquo;ve come to realize that the only thing that&rsquo;s changed ... is me. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-90c2ad3b-a894-a32e-d289-a19941773a9d">The person manning the Wild Thing (ie. the person in charge of my life) is a friend from high school&rsquo;s much younger brother.</span></p> </li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/07/01/valleyfairadise-lost-10-things-you-realize-valleyfair-when-you%E2%80%99re-old-enoug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Fri, 01 Jul 2016 22:29:36 +0000 svilensky 115946 at http://mndaily.com My idea of fun: trash TV http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/06/27/my-idea-fun-trash-tv By: <a href="/users/jcristo" title="View User Profile">Joesph Cristo</a><br/> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-cf561086-93e6-31ff-c85d-231575e1d179"><span style="font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Trashy television shows aren&rsquo;t exactly well-defined. Some people might think about reality shows or &ldquo;cooking&rdquo; shows (some are just Guy Fieri eating across the Eastern seaboard). What usually comes to mind for me are shows that aren&rsquo;t really completely awful. Yes, they feature acting that will make you cringe and yes, the plots are thin and uninspired.</span></span></p> <a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog">A&amp;E Blog</a><p><a href="http://mndaily.com/blogs/ae-blog/2016/06/27/my-idea-fun-trash-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:11:07 +0000 jcristo 115771 at http://mndaily.com