Suicide Squad: Out Friday, Aug. 5, this newest superhero, uh, supervillain movie stars Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto and a slew of others star in a film about a group of baddies recruited to go on black ops missions in exchange for clemencyand saving the world.
Home Run Inn: A recent revisit to this restaurant ( at 3215 N. Sheffield Ave. in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood ) showed just why this place is so popularloads of delightful food ( especially the pizzas! ).
Smithsonian Channel's Wild Wednesdays: Through Wed., Aug. 10, Smithsonian Channel offers Wild Wednesdays, an intriguing look at various creatures. Episodes include "Hunting the Hammerhead," "Dragon Island," "Viper Queens," "Killer Hornet Swarm" and "Desert Warriors: Lions of the Namib."
Amy's Kitchen: Even though I'm usually a hardcore carnivore, I have fallen in at least like ( if not love ) with Amy's Kitchen, which has a line of organic vegetarian/vegan dishes available at the grocery store. Among the many dishes are chili mac, cheese enchiladas and the new swirls ( in flavors such as cheddar jalapeno as well as artichoke and Parmesan ).
Slo 'Mo Jams for Homos ( And Their Fans ): This local R&B/dancehall/disco dance party is held every third Thursday of the month at the Logan Square bar The Whistler. Check out SloMoParty.com .
By Andrew Davis
( Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com and @azygous60610 )