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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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Grand Slam
Lisa Shames | May 27, 2014

For a city as sports-obsessed as Chicago, a temple to our athletic triumphs has been a long time coming. But the new 8,000-square-foot Chicago Sports Museum (Water Tower Place, 835 N...

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Kicking It Up
Jim McFarlin | May 27, 2014

Andrew Hauptman, the ambitious owner of the Chicago Fire, says his ultimate objective isn’t only to bring another MLS championship to this city.

His vision is far more expansive. “Our goal isn’t just to have a winning team,”...

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Kick Starter
Michael Austin | May 27, 2014

All-time best Bears by position? Payton. Butkus. Ditka. No one would argue those picks. After that, it gets fuzzy—unless you’re talking about kicker, because that’s another gimme: Gould.

Not only is Robbie Gould the best Bears...

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Fantasy Island
Ken Gross | May 27, 2014

November is always a tease. That’s when it starts to get really cold on the upper East Coast, but, thankfully, not in South Carolina’s famed Lowcountry, and especially not on scenic Hilton Head Island. For the last 12 years, the...

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