Each week, HC compiles hot news to know in our Trends of the Week feature.
HC CHICAGO HOT LIST.
Halloweekend is approaching, and Chicago’s festivities will soon be in full force. For those who still don’t have plans, check out Chicago’s selection of events. For those who still don’t have a costume, there’s always Amazon Prime.It’s cold, it’s rainy, and all we want to do is curl up on the couch with a bowl of something warm. For the perfect list of comfort foods in Chicago, look no further. Bonus points if you use a delivery service, so you can enjoy it at home under a blanket with Netflix. Just in time for the season, Emporium has revamped the former Stranger Things pop-up bar into a “House of the Dead” bar. With horror film references throughout the space, the bar is a fun alternative to running from people with chainsaws at any haunted house in Illinois.
One of the most influential leaders in tech, Apple, opened its first ever “Town Square” store in Chicago. Not too far from the Henson office, the store overlooks the Chicago River and replaces the company’s flagship on Michigan Avenue. The store has a sleek and minimalist design emblematic of Apple and is devoted to showing off Apple’s latest products. The “Town Square” stores are aiming to build a more tight-knit relationship between the retail spaces and communities they sit in. Click here to take a tour of the new store!
CAMPAIGNS WE LOVE.Dating back to the 2016 presidential election, President Trump has made claims against the news media for reporting fake stories and misinforming the United States public. Several outlets, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, have responded to these allegations by running campaigns that directly contradict the President’s statements with slogans such as “Democracy Dies in Darkness” and “The Truth Is Hard to Find.” CNN finally joined its peers on Monday, Oct. 23, by releasing a brand campaign reminding people of the value of journalism. CNN felt it needed to remind its viewers that facts come first.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT.
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner party? Sounds like my kind of get-together. From the dawn of their friendship in 2008, when Snoop appeared on Martha to help whip up some mashed potatoes, few realized the extent to which their chemistry would evolve into perhaps the best cooking show of its kind. While you might think that Martha Stewart would never condone Snoop’s stoner lifestyle, and Snoop unlikely to associate with the straight-speaking Stewart, the duo takes select pages out of each other’s books and mesh in a surprisingly sincere and hilarious way. The show’s creator noted that since the show started, “Snoop Dogg walks into Target and gets surrounded by grandmothers, and Martha gets cheered at rap concerts.” With season 2 under way, we can expect a plethora of famous guests, musical acts and, of course, munchies galore.