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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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Charlize Rising
Amanda Friedman | September 2, 2014

It is difficult to put into words the effect that Charlize Theron imparts when she walks into a room. She doesn’t just enter the space; she completely hypnotizes it, a blond bombshell goddess radiating inner strength, beauty and confidence. This...

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Finishing Up
Sarah Ryan | August 22, 2014

1. Goldplaited
The brainchild of two self-described “beauty hobbyists,” Goldplaited is the marriage of a blowout bar and makeup lounge, where the makeup consultation and application...

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Savor the End of Summer
Sarah Ryan | August 14, 2014

1. Japonais by Morimoto
Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Chicago-favorite Japonais have proven to be a match made in heaven, and the recently...

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Dinner Is Served!
Lisa Shames | August 7, 2014

1. Chef Charles Webb
Clients of this globe-trotting, multilingual chef (artists, Mexican socialites, a Portuguese countessa) can’t get enough of his fresh, seasonal cuisine that...

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A New Squeeze
Liz Grossman | August 1, 2014

“Our motto is a Hippocrates quote: ‘Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food,’ says Anne Owen, who, along with chef/partner Jared Van Camp, opens progressive juice bar concept ...

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Art House
Thomas Connors | August 1, 2014

“A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.” So said the great 18th century English portrait painter, Joshua Reynolds. And at Soho House, the much-anticipated Brit import opening in the West...

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Future Warrior
Nate Chapnick | August 1, 2014

A supercar with a green-car conscience, BMW’s new i8 merges high-speed looks with an advanced fuel-sipping hybrid plug-in powertrain. This combination proves a success, as the i8 is a thrill to drive and a sight to behold.

Not for those who prefer...

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Chiara Milioulis | August 1, 2014


Augusta Boulevard and Willard Court

Brooding violet storm clouds hovered over the city’s skyline as Craig Shimala perched his multiple Canon 7D’s on his River West patio....

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You've Been Served
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | August 1, 2014

When it comes to dining out, like many things in life, it’s often the little things that count.

The front door opened by an observant food runner when he sees you approaching. A smiling hostess...

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