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Taking the Reign
By Sarah Ryan | March 7, 2016

“Going to work has never been so good,” says Jussie Smollett, and it is easy to imagine why: Smollett is one of the breakout stars of Fox’s wildly popular hit Empire. But it is more than the show’s widespread...

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Swede Home
By Joel Reese | March 7, 2016

IT WAS A MOMENT every hockey player dreams of.

The home-ice Blackhawks were tied 1-1 with the hated Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the 2013 Western Conference semifinals. Under two minutes left. The frenetic crowd screamed with every...

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Estate of Grace
By Beth Weitzman | March 7, 2016

The monkeys scampering through the trees have no idea how fabulous this place is. But I do. I’ve traveled all over the world and put my head on beaucoup plush pillows in plenty of villas owned by celebrities. But...

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His Kind of Town
By Geoffrey Johnson | December 3, 2015

In the fall of 1939, Chicago was awash in entertainment. At the Three Deuces—222 North State Street—Billie Holiday sang “Strange Fruit,” her haunting new ballad about lynchings in the South. At...

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Site Specific
By Brian Dukerschein | December 3, 2015

Those who frequent fashion parties generally know what they’re in for: an overheated store packed with glamorous revelers, flutes of lukewarm bubbly and passed hors d’oeuvres that, more often than not, are refused with a polite...

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Get Smart
By Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle | December 3, 2015

Calling all athletes. Whether you’re a weekend jogger or a triathlon champion, the PoloTech smart shirt is your new must-have garment. Embedded with biometric sensors, it tracks heart rate, breathing depth, energy...

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Bubble Up
By Larry Olmsted | December 3, 2015

To officially qualify as Champagne, a sparkling wine must be produced from grapes grown and hand-picked in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France and must be made in accordance with the regulations established by the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de...

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Raising the Bar
Lisa Shames | December 3, 2015

Not long ago, the bar area at restaurants was where you went to wait until your table was ready. These days, those bar stools have become some of the most in-demand seats in the house—and for good reasons. Not only do some places offer...

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Creative Type
By Tony Scott-Green | December 3, 2015

Jason Peterson is not The Most Interesting Man in the World. In fact, in his T-shirt, jeans and immaculate Jordan 3s, he looks more like that iconic beer-drinker’s rogue nephew—similarly accomplished but more casual. It’s the...

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Special Treatment
By Sarah Ryan | December 3, 2015

Yaya DaCosta can do it all: reality TV, soap operas, the silver screen—you name it. Now, the Ivy League alum takes her next leap in a starring role on surefire hit Chicago Med.

You launched into the limelight on...

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Band of Brothers
By Jimmy Im | December 3, 2015

Plato once said, “The love of man to woman is a thing common and of course, and at first partakes more of instinct and passion than of choice, but true friendship between man and man is infinite and immortal.” If Plato were alive...

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Fitting Celebration
By Thomas Connors | December 3, 2015

“I’m a big fan of educating the client,” says Nicholas Hansen, owner of men’s clothier Nicholas Joseph, which is marking its 10th anniversary this season...

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