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Siren's Song
By Jim McFarlin | March 4, 2015

Growing up, Janina Gavankar admits, “I was that annoying kid who put [her] energy into any and all things—from musical productions to drumline.” Few would consider her annoying now, though she’s just as busy. The Dutch-...

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From the Top
By David Zivan | March 4, 2015

An ordinary Wednesday morning in January, bright and cold, and inside the glowing main room of Orchestra Hall, Riccardo Muti is about to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a rehearsal of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No...

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Inner Strength
By Warren Weitzman with contributions by Beth Weitzman | March 4, 2015

As the go-to retreat for the frenzied, harried, hypertense and otherwise overworked jet-setters, Chiva-Som (said to mean “haven of life”), one of...

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Catching Air
Misty Milioto | December 2, 2014

With nine premier ski resorts situated around picturesque Lake Tahoe, opportunities for prime skiing and snowboarding abound. In addition to near-perfect snow, two of our favorite resorts—...

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Turning a Corner
Tony Green | November 26, 2014

“Brake! Hard! Now!” is what my instructor is yelling at me over the growl of the engine. What did I do wrong?

“Brake! Now!” Was it my line on that last corner? I’d hit the entry point, kissed...

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When the Joint Was Jumpin'
Jim McFarlin | November 26, 2014

In the 1960s, Ken Price did not have one of the coveted silver keys to Chicago’s Playboy Club. But as one of the city’s Mad Men, he didn’t really need his own.

“The president of the ad...

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The Prophet
Andrew Myers | November 26, 2014

Is Marcus Lemonis the prophet for whom small-business owners, reality TV junkies and CNBC executives have been waiting for? Lemonis, for those of you not belonging to any of these categories, is the charismatic star, self-made millionaire, bottom-line...

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Getting in the Mix
Lisa Shames | November 26, 2014

“Fusion” is sometimes considered a bad word. We blame those terrible ingredient mashups of the late ‘80s (roast-beef sushi rolls, anyone?). These days, however, some creative Chicago chefs are tapping into their own...

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Spirited Developments
Anthony Todd | November 26, 2014

At the ripe old age of 6 years old, Koval is the granddaddy of the craft-distilling industry in Chicago; it was one of the first modern small...

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Reel Life
Joel Reese | November 26, 2014

We’ll say it: Sophia Bush is probably working harder than you.

The 32-year-old actress stars as Detective Erin Lindsay on NBC’s hit show Chicago P.D., and in her spare time, Bush is an ardent activist for myriad issues, including...

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