At 9pm, halfway into a last-minute drive to New Glarus, WI for a beer pilgrimage, I had a mighty hankerin’ for a one-pump peppermint iced coffee. Throw in a sandwich, a clean place to pee, and friendly baristas, and I’d call the Beloit Starbucks stop a total success.
Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and editor, focused on dance and cultural criticism in Chicago and across the Midwest. Lauren is the dance critic for the Chicago Tribune, editor of See Chicago Dance, and founder/editor of Art Intercepts, with bylines in Chicago Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and Dance Media publications, among others. Holding degrees in dance and kinesiology, Lauren is an instructor of dance and exercise science at Loyola University Chicago. View all posts by Lauren