Music: Get Stuffed on Local Music

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The best “band-bang-for-your-buck” Thanksgiving Eve show is all about local music — and lots of it. The “Get Stuffed on Local Music” event takes over the three stages at Southgate House Revival.   

More Than a Turkey Sandwich

Learn to love leftovers with these creative recipes for reusing Thanksgiving Day remains

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
With a bit of time and effort, you can create something that nobody would ever know was simply slapped together from yesterday’s remains.    

Popping Bottles and Memorizing Flashcards

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Uncorked captures the stress, skill and excitement that goes into preparing for a test only about 8 percent of folks pass. The new series follows six sommeliers preparing for the 2015 Master exam, which means lots of flashcards, small competitions and endless bottles of vino.  


0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I am thankful for the literal light illuminating the screen of this soon-to-be 10-year-old laptop and the weekly ritualistic exploration of ideas happening in this space on this page.  

Give Thanks to Local Music by Feasting on It

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Thanksgiving week is stuffed with live local music events, including the Get Stuffed on Local Music show at Southgate House Revival, Thanksgivin’ Rockin’ Eve at 20th Century Theater and rare local appearances by artists who mostly play out-of-town shows — Freekbass and Electric Citizen.  

"Should I Die Tomorrow"

0 Comments · Monday, November 3, 2014
I think the older you get, the more you put things in proper prospective, and today, in late October, I’m thinking about my life and also the people I love who have been in it.   
by Samantha Gellin 11.21.2014
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from the copy editor

From the Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the Nov. 19 issue of CityBeat

Afternoon, readers! Thanksgiving is almost here, which means an absurd amount of delicious, fattening food  and stampedes of greedy consumerists who will overtake the Walmarts and Macys and the Best Buys in the days and weeks following the holiday where you're supposed to be thankful for everything you've already got.It also means three days of work next week and an early issue. Look for it on stands Tuesday!(As a side note, if you're like me and will do anything to avoid the hollowed-eyed throngs of shoppers in the days before and after Thanksgiving but still need to get a head start on holiday shopping, check out our gift guide. You're welcome.)Let's get to the Words Nobody Uses or Knows in this weeks issue. Best word of the issue is loquacious, which I think sounds like salacious? Not sure. It's in Kathy Y. Wilson's editorial on Bill Cosby and his recent string of no good very bad sexual assault accusations by various women. loquacious: very talkative; fond of talking (adj.)In this issue: "NPR is the nexus of Cosby’s identity in America as the loquacious raconteur (reality) and the benign All-American Dad (television)."Loquacious raconteur. I have no idea what a raconteur is either; but it sounds French, so I keep thinking loquacious raconteur with a French accent in my head.raconteur: a person who tells stories or anecdotes in an amusing and clever way (n.)Next word is vagaries in this week's Sound Advice. vagaries: odd or unexpected changes in behavior or actions (n.)In this issue: "Written and recorded in the winter months after solidifying Spencer and Pressley’s partnership (which came to include the vital input of percussionist/philosopher Ryan Clancy), Wormfood was a song cycle on the vagaries of love and the songs that detail those particular woes."Last is hamlet, also in Sound Advice. hamlet: a small village, or a dramatic play written by Shakespeare in the 1600s (n.)I had no idea hamlet ever meant anything other than Shakespeare's play. CityBeat's pretentious writers have been teaching me so much!In this issue: "Delavan is a farm country hamlet of less than 2,000 people located about halfway between Chicago and St. Louis."Enjoy the holidays, readers.

TV to Binge On

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Thanksgiving is a great excuse to eat whatever we want, as much we want — why can’t the same go for what we watch?  

Dine-Out Thanksgiving Dinners

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Luckily, some local restaurants are offering special Turkey Day deals and buffets so you can still stuff yourself with stuffing, minus all the effort.  

Thanks and Giving

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The holidays aren’t complete without the macabre sight of our neediest brothers and sisters lined up all over town in inclement weather waiting for handouts — boxes of food, a turkey, clothing, maybe a voucher or two for free furniture.