Mason Johnson

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If Every State Had Its Own Word, Illinois’ Would Be… Grabowski?

Do you know the word? According to this map, it should be Illinois’ official word. Here’s what it means…

09/02/2015

1st June 1974:  The worlds tallest building, the Sears building dominating the skyline in Chicago.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Opinion: 1977 Tourism Video Will Restore Your Faith In Chicago — I Dare You To Disagree

“Chicago is all yours to discover, to explore — it’s whatever you want it to be. A quiet giant ablaze in light and color.”

08/21/2015

Julia from Sykes, after Spotify asked for permission to see her photos… (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for Advertising Week)

Did You Just Give Spotify Permission To Invade Your Privacy?

Personally, I’m excited at the thought of them seeing some of my photos — my selfies are the bomb. I could understand if you’re not comfortable with this invasion of privacy though.

08/20/2015

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A Quick Video Preview Of ‘Galak-Z: The Dimensional’ — Dying Shouldn’t Be This Fun

You’re going to die a lot in Galak-Z: The Dimensional. Developer 17-BIT are so aware of this, they’ve made it a selling point of the game. In the end, it’s worth it — Galak-Z is really, really fun.

08/04/2015

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Opinion: Chicago’s Abandoning Poor Kids To Preventable Health Risks

Want to know the breadth of inequality in Chicago? Just take a look at the childhood injury risks across the city’s different neighborhoods.

07/29/2015

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Opinion: Guy Leaving ‘No Tip’ Cards Because Of Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Is An Idiot And Here’s Why

Ladies and gentleman, we finally have a hero among us willing to go toe to toe against the evil forces known as the “minimum wage”! There’s only one problem… He doesn’t seem to understand how it works.

07/22/2015

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Review: The Sad Dad Batman Strikes Again… Hopefully For The Last Time

For hardcore fans of the series, Batman: Arkham Knight delivers on nearly every front. For those of us capable of acknowledging its flaws, it’s both innovative and frustratingly half-baked.

07/06/2015

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Congratulations, Chicago! You Now Have A Tax For Netflix, Other Streaming Services…

Binge watching your favorite Netflix shows in bed just got a little more expensive thanks to two rulings by the Chicago Department of Finance.

07/01/2015

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Warner Bros. Suspends Sales Of Broken PC Version Of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’

There are major problems with Batman: Arkham Knight, with fingers being pointed at a Chicago-based game developer.

06/25/2015

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Returning To Chicago

Krispy Kreme burned bright in the Chicago area in the early 2000s, before fizzling out. Well the glazed doughnut kings are coming back with a plan to open multiple shops around Cook County, Ill.

06/24/2015

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Review: Axiom Verge Is Better Than Your Favorite Games From The ‘90s

Axiom Verge seems like an old trope, but mutates into anything but as the game progresses.

06/23/2015

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It’s Officially Official: The Main Spider-Man Is Miles Morales, A Biracial Teen From Brooklyn

Who is Spider-Man? If your answer is “Peter Parker,” you’re a bit behind on the most recent news from Marvel Comics: Miles Morales is Spider-Man.

06/22/2015

Jeff Goldblum explains chaos theory to Laura Dern. (Photo Credit: Jurassic Park/Universal Pictures)

Review: Please Admit That ‘Jurassic World’ Is No ‘Jurassic Park’… And Is Sorta Bad

Through awful dialog and plot points, the creators of Jurassic World treat the audience like they’re stupid. I don’t like being treated like I’m stupid, do you?

06/15/2015

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Expect Nude Bikers In Chicago This Weekend, A Poem

For those who wish to shed their clothes on bike / Tomorrow’s Naked Bike Ride you will like…

06/12/2015

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Opinion: No, The Year-To-Year Rise In Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Isn’t Because People Hate Cops

Who knows, maybe there is a grand conspiracy to murder police officers. But you know what? The numbers provided by the FBI don’t come close to proving that. If you say otherwise, you are a liar.

06/09/2015

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Review: Destiny Doesn’t Respect Your Time, So Stop Playing It

I’d be a liar if I said Destiny’s basic components don’t draw on the obsessive parts of my brain that keep me playing video games. I just think there are better games to satiate our obsessive needs. Like hunting humans, for example, the greatest game of all.

06/04/2015

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CTA’s ‘Courtesy’ Campaign Hilariously Skewers Awful Train And Bus Riders

Think of your biggest public transit pet peeves… As it turns out, the Chicago Transit Authority is well aware of them, attacking each and every slight you can think of in their latest advertising campaign.

05/27/2015

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What The Most Violent Memorial Day Weekend In Over A Decade Means For Chicago

We took a look at 10 years of violent crime statistics to get a better idea of what Chicago’s Memorial Day weekend violence really means…

05/26/2015

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Mortal Kombat X: A Chicago Video Game Company’s Most Violent Baby

Mortal Kombat X feels like two games… One that’s beautiful, plays well and is a lot of fun, and another that is infuriating.

05/21/2015

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Photos: Dutch Shepherd From Chicago Is Best Friends With A … Pet Rat?

Osiris the Dutch shepherd is specifically trained to be very gentle with orphaned baby animals. Yes, that is in fact the cutest thing you’ve ever heard.

05/08/2015

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