116-137/1000 Foods to Eat Befo...

Jan 20, 2017 by

I wanted to get all of the foods in this post recorded before new year’s day, but holiday insanity being what it is, that didn’t happen. Now, I want to get these entered into the archives before the end of another era. Here are the rest of the foods I ate while Barack Obama was still the sitting President of the United States, and Michelle was still killin’ the game as FLOTUS.

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17-24/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Apr 8, 2015 by

I went to Louisiana for a weekend to visit my family (and spend time with my awesome husband), and I ate ALL THE SOUTHERN FOODS! A lot of eating went on, and I have so much to show you!

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15-16/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Apr 8, 2015 by

Boiled Crawfish: it’s worth a trip for Louisiana just for this ritual, in my humble opinion. And if 67 of your closest relations are also there, well then, that’s what we call lagniappe — extra goodness on top.

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8-10/1000 Foods to Eat Before ...

Mar 25, 2015 by

Tonight, I went with my Book Club to a very cool Korean restaurant. I took a peak at the Japanese/Korean section of the book ahead of time, and made myself a little dinner plan.

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Ep. 7 :: Trish Harnetiaux is M...

Apr 20, 2014 by

In this episode, I interview Brooklyn-based writer/producer Trish Harnetiaux. We talk about the early internet, self-producing work, her hilarious short comedy films, and leaving playwrighting to become firefighters, among other aspirations. Tune in!

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Ep. 6 :: Levi Petree is Making...

Apr 7, 2014 by

We’re back! In this episode, I chat with my good pal Levi Petree about his band The Radio Publica, who have just released their debut EP. We discuss our families in Louisiana, our time in Chicago, and his recent transition from actor to songwriter/musician. We also lament that life is long and real, and discus our growing appreciation for savings accounts. Listen in!

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My Husband is Internet-Famous

Mar 19, 2014 by

Miles has been working on a new project for over a year, and it’s kind of strange to see it in the William King Museum instead of a corner of his office. It’s called the MASHine and it’s outstanding. It’s nice thing to be married to someone you love, whose talents you’re also occasionally in awe of.

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Ep. 5 :: Evan Linder is Making...

Feb 20, 2014 by

On this episode of Making Conversation, I chat with Chicago playwright/actor/director Evan Linder. We talk about the vibrant way his theatre company develops new work, his current project (part of Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep), what teaching playwrighting to students has taught US about writing, and a whole lot more.

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Ep. 4 :: Sheena LaShay is Maki...

Feb 13, 2014 by

In this episode, I chat with Sheena LaShay–photographer, videographer, dancer, stage manager, businesswoman, etc, extraordinaire. We talk about knowing and standing up for the value of your art, the artist as advocate and activist, the beauty of abundance, and much much more. And we get a little gooey at the end.

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Rocking/Coveting: Feb9.14

Feb 9, 2014 by

I am a life-long black-above-the-belt avoider, because I am pale and I’ve always felt that black washes me out. But lately, black has just felt so sartorially right, and in keeping with the atmosphere of Dead of Winter. What does one rock in the dark night of the soul? And what does one wish for?

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Ep.3 :: Margot Bordelon is Mak...

Feb 6, 2014 by

In this episode, I talk with director Margot Bordelon, who currently lives and works in New York City. We chat about why she calls herself a “new play director,” what we love about Chicago, how quickly we’d sell out (within reason), making theatre that is aggressive yet accessible, and how what we do is becoming as important to us as how we do it. Plus, of course, much more.

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Rocking/Coveting: Feb1.14

Feb 1, 2014 by

The new devised theatre piece Mountains: Great and Small that I’ve been devising/directing/scripting since October with students from Virginia Intermont College opened (and closed, thus is college theatre) this week. So what have I been rocking during this week of theatrical triumph? And what do I wish I had in my arsenal to take the glam a step further?

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Ep.1 :: Danielle O’Farre...

Jan 18, 2014 by

In this first episode of “Making Conversation,” I speak with my good friend, actress Danielle O’Farrell. We discuss making storefront theatre in Chicago in our 20s, the pros and cons of joining a union, the importance of beauty and aesthetics in personal presentation, why she moved to New York from California, and much, much more.

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Rocking/Coveting: Jan9.14

Jan 9, 2014 by

That’s cold, I don’t care who you are. As a result, I’ve been hiding indoors since I got back from Louisville, which leads me to the beauty product I am rocking this week. And also, the sad tale of the perfect LBD that slipped through my fingers.

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Rocking/Coveting: Jan3.14

Jan 3, 2014 by

This first week of 2014 has been a busy one. So what versatile bit of accessory gold from my closet have I been rocking to hop from event to event (and state to state)? And what has all of this page-turning and friend-visiting and resolution-making got me coveting from the fashion world this week?

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