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Purpose Driven
Ayesha Khan | September 26, 2014

Lewiston prides itself on being the second largest town in Maine, but it is typical of New England—red-bricked and lined with church steeples. But as ordinary as the town may seem, famed native son Patrick Dempsey—who overcame dyslexia, excelled in...

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Burger Bonanza
Sarah Perkins | September 19, 2014

1. Umami Burger  
The wait is finally over! Chicago officially is part of the Umami Burger family with a new location in Wicker...

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Bottle Rockets
David Zivan | September 15, 2014

1. Del Frisco’s 
Del Frisco’s wine director Michael Taylor has a self-confessed “wine-buying problem.”...

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Gaga For Galas
Francesca Gattuso | September 5, 2014

1. Celestial Ball
The lavish Starry Night themed ball hosted by the Adler Planetarium Women’s Board on September 13...

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Head Over Heels
Isaiah Freeman-Schub | September 5, 2014

“Today is a new day,” declared Nicolas Ghesquière in his show note for his first collection for Louis Vuitton. After he accepted the reins as artistic director of LV...

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Bottle Rockets
David Zivan | September 5, 2014

1. California Dreamy
Del Frisco’s wine director Michael Taylor has a self-confessed “wine-buying problem.” He recently added to his 1,700-item list with the purchase of a pristine 1973-1990 vertical...

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Designed to a "T"
Ayesha Khan | September 5, 2014

It is perhaps one of the greatest ironies in the world of luxury goods that the most preeminent jewelry houses have been historically helmed by men, despite the obvious fact that they mostly cater to women. ...

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Olive Branch
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | September 5, 2014

As a general rule, Chicagoans don’t take kindly to big-name New York and L.A. restaurants that come swaggering into town. Outsiders Spago, Il Mulino and Brasserie Ruhlmann all opened in Chicago with much fanfare only to...

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Celebrating 20 Years
By the CS staff | September 4, 2014


Harry Caray is named Man of the Year by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation >>> Seven international teams arrive in Chicago to compete in the World Cup >>> Mediterranean stalwart Reza...

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The More Things Change...
Thomas Connors | September 4, 2014

Back in the day when a book could really play a role in how Americans understood themselves, Richard Wright’s Native Son hit home hard. Published in 1940, the novel tells the tale of Bigger Thomas, a young black Chicagoan...

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Women of Style 2014
Korey Huyler, Chiara Milioulis and Sarah Ryan | September 4, 2014

In a city of chic women on the go, standing out from the pack takes true talent. The right outfit and shoes are just the beginning. It’s about attitude, finesse and a penchant for bending the rules when it comes...

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Italian Renaissance
Ayesha Khan | September 4, 2014

At the base of the rolling volcanic Euganean Hills in Italy’s Veneto region lies a seemingly endless reserve of thermal mud (said to have been around since the time of the ancient Romans). Matured for months in a series of bubbling tanks, the...

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