public auction at the Real World Chicago house this Sunday and Monday.

public auction at the Real World Chicago house this Sunday and Monday.
This Sunday and Monday, The Real World Chicago’s stuff is being auctioned off for charity–at the actual house where taping took place. For $15, you can attend a preview on Sunday, checking out the items; $30 gets you in Monday for the actual auction and accompanying cocktail party. In either case, you will actually be inside The Real World Chicago loft in Wicker Park. The cast and cameras, however, will probably not be around, since filming has concluded. Funds raised will go to the Hearts Foundation, which provides AIDS-related services.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.