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Newsweek's latest cover on "What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women" sparked a firestorm Thursday — on Twitter and in Silicon Valley — with some accusing the magazine of taking on sexism in tech with a sexist...]]>
<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Flood In Ticket Requests]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:33:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/85921011.jpg
Grateful Dead fans might have a hard time getting tickets for the band’s final performance together in Chicago this summer.

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<![CDATA[Stephanie Izard's Super Bowl Snacks]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:46:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheesy-crab-dip.jpg
The key to Super Bowl snacks is making items that are tasty yet easy so you can enjoy your company.]]>
<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Hope to Camp at Soldier Field]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:53:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/85921011.jpg
Grateful Dead fans are hoping to call Soldier Field home for the band’s three-day 50th anniversary show this summer, but whether they’ll be allowed to set up camp or be told to keep truckin’ has yet to...

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<![CDATA[Target Launches New Plus-Size Clothing Line]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:51:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/240*120/AVA+VIV+Header.jpg
Target has announced plans to unveil a new clothing line designed specifically for plus-size women.

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<![CDATA[Sad Monkey Consoled by Pal]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:08:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/012215+comforting+monkeys.jpg
Think you had a bad day? Try trading places with this sad little monkey.

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<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Fans Mail Decorated Envelopes for Ticket Orders]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:14:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/85921011.jpg
Grateful Dead fans are going the extra mile as they try to get tickets to the band’s highly anticipated farewell anniversary performance at Soldier Field in Chicago this summer.

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<![CDATA[Oreo Dresses Up for Valentine's Day With New Flavor]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:00:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/222*120/oreo+red+velvet+1200.jpg
Oreos are dressing up for Valentine’s Day. The treat dubbed “milk’s favorite cookie” has a new look and flavor, one that is popular among foodies—Red Velvet. The chocolate cookies are now red and have a...]]>
<![CDATA[100 Cases of Beer at Your Door? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:54:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bud+Light+App.jpg
Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, Anheuser-Busch has introduced a new app where beer lovers can get Bud Light delivered to their home in less than an hour. The free app "Bud Light Button" provides D.C.]]>
<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Announces "Last-Ever" Performance]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:49:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/gratefuldead.jpg
The four living members of the Grateful Dead have announced plans for a celebratory performance at Soldier Field for the band’s 50th anniversary, a star-studded show that is set to be the original members'...

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<![CDATA["Empire" TV Show Looks For Extras]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:51:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Terrence-Howard-Punch.jpg
"Empire," featuring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Trai Byers, regularly posts notices of casting calls.

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<![CDATA[How Students Can See "Selma" Movie for Free]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:43:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/%27Selma%27-BestActor.jpg
Thousands of Chicago students have an opportunity to see the new film "Selma" free-of-charge at several area theaters.]]>
<![CDATA[Billy Joel Announces Return to Wrigley Field]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:17:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/billy-joel-452366252.jpg
Billy Joel will break a Wrigley Field record with his fourth performance at the Cubs venue scheduled for August. In honor of the event, the Cubs will design an original flag that will be flown from 28 poles...

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<![CDATA[Delta Makes Flight With 2 Passenger]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:26:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Empty-Plane.jpg
Legroom wasn't an issue for one Brooklyn man who was lucky enough to be one of only two passengers on-board a flight from Cleveland to New York City Monday morning.

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<![CDATA["Fifty Shades of Grey" Musical Parody Back in Chicago]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:39:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010565692_1200x675_383885379886.jpg
Stars talk about performing in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" musical parody. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicagoans Go Viral for Golden Globes Speeches]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:56:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/461382738.jpg
Chicago was well-represented at the 2015 Golden Globes.

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<![CDATA[French Bulldog Struggles to Reclaim Bed From Cat]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:04:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-01-07+at+8.33.42+AM.png
A French bulldog named Pixel adorably struggles to reclaim its bed after a cat stole it away.
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<![CDATA["Flat White" Added to Starbucks Menu]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:08:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0105-2015-FlatWhite.jpg
The "flat white" is going mainstream. Starbucks introduced Tuesday its own version of the flat white, a specialty coffee drink popular in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K, but until now relatively unknown in...

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<![CDATA[Chicago's Year in Pop Culture]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:30:16 -0600 Chicago Lands Starring Role in "Batman vs. Superman"
Chicago snagged a starring role in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. The movie was filmed on several streets in the Loop over a three-day period.]]>
Chicago Lands Starring Role in "Batman vs. Superman"
Chicago snagged a starring role in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. The movie was filmed on several streets in the Loop over a three-day period.]]>
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Here are the top Chicago movie and TV stories for 2014.

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<![CDATA[Actor Who Plays MLK in "Selma" Transformed by Role]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:11:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010352821_1200x675_378406467573.jpg
David Oyelowo, the actor who plays Martin Luther King in the new movie "Selma," which opens in limited release New Year's Day and in theaters on Jan. 9, talks about his role in the film. LeeAnn Trotter reports.]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve: Things to Do in Chicago]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:43:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459843855.jpg
Things to do in Chicago this New Year's Eve.]]>
<![CDATA[Prankster Gets Surprise After Giving Homeless Man $100]]> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:03:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Homeless-Man-money.jpg
A man got a big surprise when he tried a social experiment to see how a homeless person would spend $100.
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<![CDATA[Video of Dancing Dog Goes Viral]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:26:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/635549068098100143-Capture.JPG
A clip of a happy, hopping pooch has gone viral. The video shows a dog dancing in excitement over being picked up at a day care. The YouTube clip has already garnered 2 million views.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Trends 2015]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:35:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/456371972.jpg
Here are some trends you can expect to see next spring.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Trends: 2015's Best Looks]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:09:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Inner.jpg
Wore stories! Take a look at what we donned in 2014 and check out the biggest sartorial trends for the coming year.
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<![CDATA[Tips for Making Latkes ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:08:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bay-latke-chef.jpg
When it comes to holidays, there's no better recipe than the one you grew up with. Same is true for latkes. So, tonight, when Hanukkah begins at sundown, cooks around the globe will be firing up the frying pans...

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<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:52:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
Merriam-Webster has declared "culture" as the word of 2014, The Associated Press reported. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' "vape," a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and "exposure," declared the...

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<![CDATA[20 Questions With Actress Casey Wilson]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:58:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marry-me-screenshot-1.jpg
Her NBC comedy "Marry Me" is based in Chicago, so how well does actress Casey Wilson know The Windy City? We deviated from our typical "20 Questions" format to find out.]]>
<![CDATA["Marry Me" Actress Talks Chicago Ties]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:58:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010053001_1200x675_369185859824.jpg
Actress Casey Wilson of the NBC romantic comedy "Marry Me," set in Chicago, is the wife of the show's creator and says the program is loosely based on her own marriage.]]>
<![CDATA[#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:42:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/01-santafailthumb.jpg
It's Christmastime and it's that time of year when you head out with the family and get those beloved pics of the kids with Santa. Except the photos don't always turn out as you hoped.]]>
<![CDATA["I Love Lucy" Hits Chicago Stage]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:26:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/i-love-lucy.jpg
Actors bring iconic TV show to the Bank of America Theatre for a limited engagement.]]>
<![CDATA[James Franco Talks Sony Hack on "SNL"]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:02:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/James-Franco-SNL.jpg
James Franco's hosted "Saturday Night Live" again — so naturally his friend (and co-star of upcoming comedy flick "The Interview") Seth Rogen crashed the opening monologue in the Dec. 7 episode featuring musical
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<![CDATA[Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/target+credit+card+breach+latest.jpg
Although Black Friday can be a stressful day for bargain-hunting shoppers, it may be even more difficult for retail employees. That is why a Target electronics department worker in Westminster, Maryland,...]]>
<![CDATA[U2's 19 City Tour Includes Chicago]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:43:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/476332503.jpg
The band announced Wednesday their "Innocence + Experience" tour would kick off in May 2015 with a show in Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Jewelry Retailer Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:32:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LiaSophia11.jpg
Jewelry brand Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors after 28 years in business.

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<![CDATA[Giant Gingerbread House Fits People]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:31:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/giant+gingerbread+house.jpg
Vermont's Woodstock Inn & Resort has unveiled a giant gingerbread house that towers above the rest. The creation of pastry chef Lerome Campbell and his team stands nine feet tall from its base to rooftop.

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<![CDATA[Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga to Perform at Ravinia Festival]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:52:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP547536407104.jpg
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are bringing their buzz-worthy duets to the stage at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park this summer.

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<![CDATA[Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:08:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/228*120/capitol_christmas_tree.png
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner will light the Capitol Christmas Tree on the Capitol's West Front Lawn at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[NORAD Tracks Santa Delivering Gifts]]> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 06:36:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sb10069274b-004.jpg
Where's Santa? Track Santa and his sleigh's whereabouts today with the NORAD Santa tracker.

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<![CDATA[The Smashing Pumpkins to Play Sold-Out Chicago Show]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:03:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/s-+smashing+pumpkins.jpg
The Smashing Pumpkins are set to perform in a surprise sold-out show in Chicago on Thanksgiving eve.

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