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International Treasures
By Ariel Cheung | August 13, 2018

It’s an oft-abused word, but who can blame restaurateurs for making claims of “authenticity” when it’s what every diner seems to be craving? When it comes to the best in ethnic cuisine, it can be tough...

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Flying High
By Richard Babcock | August 13, 2018

Grass stains on a snow-white shirt. Dark streaks of dirt on an otherwise pristine uniform. Think of the laundry bills.

On the other hand, if you are an enthusiast of the Chicago Cubs or of Major League Baseball, or simply of acrobatic...

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Helping Hands
By Tate Gunnerson | August 13, 2018

In interior design, the final layer is often the most crucial, and that’s the part that was vexing Dan Nisbet when he renovated his two-bedroom condo in the heart of Boystown.

“I know what I like, but I have trouble pulling it...

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From Russia With Love
By Mike Espindle | August 13, 2018

 

As a counterpoint to some recent news developments, Mother Russia extended a warm aura of hospitality to the thousands of World Cup attendees that crisscrossed her borders this summer, taking in some of the best soccer matches...

Greg Cameron

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Turning Point
By Jaclyn Jermyn | August 13, 2018

 

"By 11, I was a failed clarinetist,” says Greg Cameron, president and CEO of The Joffrey Ballet, “so I knew being an artist was not my pathway. But I’ve always...

Kara Killmer

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Warmed Up
By Jim McFarlin | August 13, 2018

 

During her first day on the set after joining the cast of Chicago Fire, Texas native Kara Killmer wrapped herself in a blanket to ward off the chill of a 56-degree day. 

“My co-star Yuri [Sardarov] came by and took a...

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Small but Spirited
Nicole Schnitzler | August 13, 2018

Dishes for two and family-style platters might be of the moment in kitchens, but when it comes to the bar, bigger isn’t always better. Lately, Chicago mixologists have been delivering just the opposite, with small-format...

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Return Engagement
By Tony Green | August 13, 2018

 

Given how singer-guitarist John Pizzarelli’s world-renowned, understated throwback style seems a perfect fit for Chicago, it’s surprising that he hasn’t played the city proper in more than 20 years. He hasn...

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Direct Contact
By Thomas Connors | August 13, 2018

 

Richard P. Townsend is a man of many abilities. He has curated shows on subjects ranging from Caravaggio to Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, and held key administrative posts at institutions from the Museum of Latin...

Joe Flamm

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Chefs on the Rise
By Ariel Cheung and Jaclyn Jermyn | May 15, 2018

JOE FLAMM
Executive chef at Spiaggia and Cafe Spiaggia, winner of Top Chef season 15

Now that word is out on Joe Flamm’s Top Chef...

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Saving Face
By Jessie Sardina | May 15, 2018

 

ADVANCED CLINICALS
This scientist-backed skincare line’s made-for-men range combines hardworking ingredients with streamlined applications for a no-excuses solution...

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A League of Their Own
By Ariel Cheung | May 15, 2018

 

Mordecai
Leave it to the minds behind Billy Sunday to bring ultrarare spirits to a neighborhood where Bud Light is (was?) king. Here at the...

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