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Second City’s Spin on Record Store Day

April 18th is Record Store Day! To celebrate, The Second City thought we’d dust off some deep cuts to reveal the answer to this question: What’s the first album you ever bought with your own money? August and Everything After, [more]

April 17, 2014 By: Liz Kozak, Second City Favorites, Words

Digital Dating: Meet Our Experts!

A Letter from the SCN Editors Hello, SCN Readers! This week, we’d like to introduce our newest columnists, online dating experts Carole McEnany and Dan “The Man” Wiltercox. They’re not only full-time relationship experts, they’re also sometimes casual sex partners! [more]

April 16, 2014 By: Bob Ladewig, By: Robyn Norris, Comedy, Words

9 Tax Deductions You Wish You Could Write Off

April 15 marks Tax Day in the United States, the dreaded time of year when adults are asked to turn in their assignments — and show their work. Most hope for a refund, paying H&R Block or TurboTax to help [more]

April 15, 2014 By: Greg Ott, Comedy, Words

Airbnb Dos & Don’ts

It’s Cubs season in Chicago, which can only mean one thing: Strangers want to pay me lots of money to stay in my guest room a few blocks away from Wrigley Field. What could go wrong? The following dos & don’ts are [more]

April 14, 2014 By: Caitlin Costello, Comedy, Words

Stop Defending Stephen Colbert

Every time I turn on the Internets, someone is angrily defending Stephen Colbert. Ok, if I’m being honest, my Internets are always on, and someone white is defending Colbert to someone of color (or a woman, or both). This is [more]

April 11, 2014 By: Ashley Nicole Black, Comedy, Words

Weight Loss Secrets (Everyone Knows But You)

You can’t pretend this isn’t happening. Those electric heaters on the L platforms have finally stopped even attempting to work, which means it’s time to dump the winter weight. If you’re like me, then you use winter as an excuse for [more]

April 11, 2014 By: Kristina Felske, Comedy, Words

6 Ways Improvising is Like Touring With a Band

  Spring is allegedly upon us, and with it, the season of music festivals commences! America’s highways will be crowded once more with the telltale white 15-passenger vans pulling trailers covered in stupid stickers. Every spring, bands of sometimes-talented, sweaty, [more]

April 7, 2014 By: Liz Joynt Sandberg, Comedy, Words

The WWE Improv All-Star Team

While many improvisers have the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival marked on their calendars this week, WWE wrestling fans are hotly anticipating another major event: it’s almost Wrestlemania 30. On Sunday, some of the biggest names from SC and SNL [more]

April 4, 2014 By: Dan DeSalva, Comedy, Words

How to Be Awesome at Instagram

Instagram rulez! It’s the one smartphone app where you can make your boring-ass life look like you’re living in a perfect CW Network teen drama with awesome food and pretty people, all through 16 dope filters! Don’t know how to [more]

April 3, 2014 By: Rich Alfonso, Comedy, Words

Casual Sports Fans FAQs

As you rip up your non-billion dollar-winning brackets in preparation for this weekend’s Final Four showdown, your mind will most likely shift towards April and… baseball. Or it will… until May or June, by when we’ve all gone to a [more]

April 2, 2014 By: Sam Roos, Comedy, Words