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No Plain Jane
Jim McFarlin | August 20, 2014

North Side native Gina Rodriguez, who parlayed her childhood love of performance with the local salsa troupe Fantasia Juvenil into a burgeoning acting career, stars in one of the fall’s most-talked-about new series: Jane The Virgin,...

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Meat Market
Lisa Shames | August 20, 2014

In the not-so-distant past, charcuterie-making was limited to fancy-pants French restaurants and old-school butcher shops. These days, pâtés, terrines, rillettes, sausages, salumi and a number of other meaty specialties are popping up on restaurant...

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Field's Day
Jessie Sardina | August 20, 2014

In the past, if a gentleman was in the market for a new suit, he looked to Marshall Field & Company. Standing tall and strong on Chicago’s bustling State Street, the grand retail landmark, with its glimmering Tiffany ceiling and congenial...

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Spirits Rising
David Zivan | August 20, 2014

A company built on the pursuit of quality doesn’t enact big changes without careful consideration. A conversation with Bill Terlato at his family company’s headquarters in Lake Bluff, Ill., reveals how the storied wine business...

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A Relentless Pursuit
Dan Hyman | August 20, 2014

It’s a beautiful California day, late-June. Charles Tillman is cruising through the mountains just outside of San Diego, his wife and four children in tow. Pure domestic bliss. One has to wonder, though; in such a setting, could Tillman...

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Reel World
Paul Rubio | August 20, 2014

In the esoteric world of avid fishermen, the Bahamas’ Deep Water Cay is a legend. This island and its eponymous circa-1958 lodge has hosted a who’s who of famed fishermen from...

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Burning Bright
Chiara Milioulis | August 20, 2014

Since Chicago Fire burst onto the small screen in 2012, Charlie Barnett has played Peter Mills, a young academy grad who joins ranks with the Chicago Fire Department’s finest. (He also appeared in the show’s Chicago P.D...

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The Evolution of Superman
Aja Mangum | August 15, 2014

On a warm, sunny day in New York City, dozens of writers, editors and other media (mostly female) gather together, waiting to meet the latest face of Drakkar cologne. “I think he’s an athlete,” says one writer...

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Knight Moves
Matt Lee | May 28, 2014

Even by international magnate standards, Sir Richard Branson is a breed apart. The British superentrepreneur is most well known for his Virgin airlines, Virgin Galactic space-tourism endeavor and, looking back, as the founder of Virgin Records. But his Virgin...

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Raising the Steaks
Lisa Shames | Photo by Potluck Creative | May 28, 2014

With some of the country’s most exciting restaurants calling Chicago home, our reputation as a meat-and-potatoes town is history. But that doesn’t mean we’ve outgrown our love for a great...

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Speed Boats
Michael Austin | May 28, 2014

Life is but a dream, and sometimes the dream includes skimming across the water, just inches from the surface, in a 65-foot carbon fiber racing shell. Long a sport associated with New England (and old England), rowing, aka crew, gains momentum in...

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