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Ari Bendersky
I'm a communicator, chronicler, traveler, romantic, laugh-out-loud guy who lives, loves and hunts in Chicago.
Interests: Read the site -- it should become fairly obvious.
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Can't wait for the new Foals album, Total Life Forever, to be released digitally in the U.S. on May 11? Get a taste for what's to come with this brilliant G.e.R.M. remix of the first single "The Orient." Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
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May 2, 2010
Fans of the Kaiser Cartel can rejoice in the news the band is releasing a follow-up to their well-received debut, March Forth. The boy/girl harmonic/melodic duo of Courtney Kaiser and Benjamin Cartel will drop Secret Transit on June 8. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
So whether you feel like you did your part on Earth Day or if you want to make a difference all year, pick up these wines and know you're making a difference—even if you're getting drunk in the process. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
Lunch in the Loop just got a little more affordable: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his original Heaven on Seven restaurant on Wabash in Chicago, chef/owner Jimmy Bannos is rolling back the prices on all entrees at that spot to $7.95 in May. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
And here it is folks. Lollapalooza's 2010 Lineup. Grant Park, Chicago. August 6-8. Get your tix now. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
While it's no surprise that hot Logan Square spot Longman & Eagle will debut brunch this Easter Sunday starting at 10 a.m., with incredibly sounding dishes like house-smoked salmon with creme fraiche; sunny side duck egg with duck confit; omelet... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
There's gonna be even more sexiness on True Blood this season. Is there a VILF in your future? Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
"What 6 letter word beginning with S would be the same if it started with Th." This is the question posed by Will Shortz on Sunday on Weekend Edition on NPR. We are sitting at Passover Seder with my entire... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
In 2005, music was fresh. It was the second calling of the new wave. White Stripes and the Strokes paved the way. This second-second wave built up an incredible base. They brought us into this new space. And then it became overcrowded. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
Details magazine's April issue names Paul Kahan's Salsa Verde, which he serves at his Wicker Park hot spot, Big Star. Best of all, Details shares the recipe so you can make it at home. Feeling like adding a little heat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
When I first opened the bottle, it was light and fruity on the nose with a hint of cinnamon or clove. There was definitely some spice to it, maybe even some white pepper. It poured a dark garnet so I anticipated a heavy rich wine. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
It opened up quickly and some really nice blackberry, cherry and spice came up from the glass. The dark and inky wine shows the richness of the Lodi Appellation. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
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Mar 15, 2010
There was something about it that reminded me of wintertime and the holidays, almost like someone was brewing up a batch of mulled wine in my glass. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at SomethingGlorious
Thanks everyone for all your comments about the interview with Kele. I love that I posted this four years ago and people still get a lot out of it!
Some things are worth the wait and that officially includes the very-long-awaited sophomore album from Annie, who took the indie pop world by storm in 2005 with her debut, Anniemal. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2009 at SomethingGlorious
Whenever the team behind avec and Blackbird kick off a new project, the rumors swirl. Last fall, news broke that the guys took over the legendary and much-loved Pontiac space in Bucktown. Construction and renovations soon followed and while many hoped the sprawling front patio would emerge for summer, the rehab work is still going on, but the wait is almost over. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2009 at SomethingGlorious