One of the most unexpected bonuses of being at Chicago Portfolio School is getting cultural tips from fellow students and staff. You’re basically guaranteed to leave each day with new things to dabble in. That being said, here’s the latest batch of CPS obsessions:
Streaming: Mr. Robot
This show has a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. If that isn’t enough to convince you to give it a try, you’ll also get Christian Slater, Fight Club-esque plot twists and a fresh look at what it means for us to live in the digital age. Seriously, just do it.
Eating: Stan’s Donuts
With locations in Wicker Park, Streeterville, and the just-opened Lakeview, Stan’s is becoming harder to resist. Try the lemon pistachio old-fashioned, the pretzel donut or the famed Nutella pocket.
The entire creative department at most agencies seems to be hip to the same uniform. You can nab it here for reasonable prices with the bonus of production transparency. Knowing where your clothes come from is cool, but having those clothes feel like pajamas is even cooler.
Downloading: Dark Sky
Winter is coming, Chicago, and preparation is key. Dark Sky blows any pre-installed weather app out of the water. From precise hourly temperatures to push notifications letting you know it’s about to rain, it can’t be beat. Extra credit for the clean and modern user interface.
Watching: The Walk
With Joseph Gordon Levitt doing his best Pepe Le Pew, The Walk tells the true story of a man who crossed the distance between the World Trade Center towers on what may as well have been a piece of dental floss. It’s more interesting than it sounds, especially in IMAX. Also, this is a great time to revisit the original documentary - Man on Wire, which is streaming on Netflix.
Drinking: Pumking by Souther Tier Brewing Company
Because does anyone actually like warm, whipped cream topped, coffee franken-beverages? Honorable mentions go to La Croix (try those new Target-exclusive flavors if you haven’t already) and your nana’s old favorite, the Hot Toddy.
Written by CPS Blogger and 2nd Quarter CW: Olivia Crandall