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Jason Freeman biography

Jason Freeman began as a correspondent for the SouthtownStar, then known as the Daily Southtown, in January 2004.

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Carpe Weekend?: Grammar Snob VI: Grinching forward

It’s been nearly 10 months since the Grammar Snob last aggravated the masses with his excessively pretentious attention to English syntax, so here are a few things you should know about hyphens.

Carpe Weekend: Snow business

As I stare out the window next to my desk here in the SouthtownStar newsroom, I can’t help but smile at the sight that greets my gaze. There’s not the tiniest fleck of snow on the ground. Except for the few years I attended college …

Carpe Weekend: Angling for love online

Online dating is a lot like fishing. You spend most of your time sitting down, waiting in anticipation for the telltale tug on your lure that accompanies a big catch. On proverbial waters both calm and tempestuous you wait patiently for that one picture-perfect specimen …

Carpe Weekend: Hangover remedies: fact or fiction?

Pam Davis, clinical coordinator of chemical dependency at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, debunks some of the most commonly cited hangover remedies.

Carpe Weekend: The SouthtownStar on holiday movies

Light the fireplace, pour a glass of eggnog and cozy up with these 20 holiday movie favorites, handpicked for your viewing pleasure by members of the SouthtownStar staff.

Carpe Weekend: 10 great albums, part two

Here are the final five albums in Jason Freeman’s list of 10 that provide listeners with a completely enjoyable and cohesive musical experience, from the beginning of Side A to the end of Side B.

Carpe Weekend: 10 great albums, part one

This week and next, Jason Freeman gives you the lowdown on 10 lesser-known albums that are great from the first second to the last.

Carpe Weekend: Leftoverture, turkey style

The only thing better than stuffing yourself with stuffing on Thanksgiving is the seemingly endless leftover food that follows. Here are a few tasty turkey-leftover recipes I found while surfing the web.

Carpe Weekend: The truth is out there

Thirty-six days from now, you’ll either be relaxing in front of your fireplace with a tall glass of eggnog or screaming in terror as the planet Nibiru comes crashing into Earth.

Carpe Weekend: ’Book ends

Much like a torrid summer romance, my time on Facebook was both brief and destined to fail. I’d heard about the popular social networking website for years, but unlike most of my friends and family, I vehemently resisted joining the herd. I considered myself a …

Carpe Weekend: Falling forward

Spring forward, fall back. It’s an almost poetic phrase used to remind the temporally challenged to set their clocks either ahead or back one hour for daylight-saving time. But what does it actually mean? Do we really lose an hour of our lives in spring …

Carpe Weekend: On the hunt

TnT Paranormal Investigators LLC will host Paranormal 101 at the Gaylord Building in Lockport. Other weekend picks include an Illinois Ghost Society program in Chicago Ridge and Ray Johnson signing copies of his “Chicago’s Haunt Detective” book in Bridgeview.

Carpe Weekend: Last train to Richards

Richards High School will host its 10th annual Southland Model Railroad Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the school, 10601 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn.

Carpe Weekend: Garlic galore

Grab your spice rack, a pair of nose plugs and a wooden stake (just in case) and check out the annual Garlic Fest, which runs from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest.

Carpe Weekend: The play’s the thing

Think of live theater as a TV show devoid of commercials and lacking an option to change the channel, and you’ll have no problem transitioning from your living room couch to an auditorium seat this weekend.

Carpe Weekend: A side of vinyl

Despite their bulky size and limited storage capacity, vinyl records still are popular, and not just with technophobes who stopped listening to popular music decades ago.

Carpe Weekend: Goodbye, Mother Earth

If you always dreamed of piloting an airplane but can’t stomach speeding miles above the earth, Joe Cherne suggests an intriguing alternative: remote-controlled model aircraft. “It gives you an understanding of the aerodynamics of an aircraft, which are the same whether it’s a model or …