Author Archive for Helenmary Sheridan

Pub puzzlers

If you want to pay lots of money in exchange for being asked increasingly obscure and intellectual questions that will leave you hunched over the bar counter, drunk, broke, and brainless, Hyde Park is the place you’re looking for. The…

Other Neighborhoods

Moving away from the University and Hyde Park is impractical for many current students, but other neighborhoods on the South Side offer several advantages for those willing to make the commute.

Picturing the transit Doomsday

The Chicago Transit Authority’s long-rumored Doomsday has finally come. Starting on February 8, bus routes and trains across the city saw steep reductions in service, corresponding with the layoffs of over one thousand CTA employees. Though some cuts may be…

Art from the Street

In a talk last Monday at the University of Chicago’s Contemporary Art Workshop, artist William Cordova discussed how he incorporates the cities he works in into his art. Though based primarily in New York, Miami, and Lima, Cordova has worked…

Sitting on Santa’s lap(dance)

Everything begins with the Diva Stance: hips loose, toe pointed, chin up, shoulders back. With the Diva Stance, says Diva Dance lapdance instructor Lakeysha Perkins, you’re ready to enter a room with confidence. Dropping into a curtsey, Perkins squeezes “the…