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Reel Man
By Chandler Rollins | September 16, 2015

“There is a beauty and harmony to life that is often disrupted by injustice,” says Todd Belcore, co-founder of the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival....

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The Sweet Life
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | September 16, 2015

If you would’ve told me a few years back that in the near future, octopus dishes would become good barometers to judge Chicago restaurants, I would’ve said you were crazy. But in the last year, I’ve had...

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Center Stage
By Sarah Ryan | September 14, 2015

To say that Myles Thatcher, choreographer and dancer with the San Francisco Ballet has had a whirlwind year would be a bit of an understatement. He’s fresh off a yearlong mentorship with the eminent Alexei Ratmansky, and now he’...

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Checking In
By Barri Leiner Grant | September 8, 2015

1. Hotel Allegro 
WHAT'S NEW A $15 million reno made this theater district hotel even moe gorgeous. Before a show, visit Bar Allegro for a signature...

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Actions Speak Lauder
By Cristina Cuomo | September 4, 2015

Despite her formidable family legacy, cosmetics heiress Aerin Lauder—style and image director of Estée Lauder, and founder and creative director of AERIN—is doing anything but resting on her dynastic laurels. Three years ago,...

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Supercar Meets Sedan
By Nate Chapnick | September 4, 2015

If James Bond had a couple of kids, he would, no doubt, be driving an Aston Martin Rapide S. From its muscular, evocative lines to its civilized, effortless power, the 2015 Rapide S...

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Social Butterfly
By Sarah Ryan | September 3, 2015

For Candace Jordan, media maven behind staple Chicago society column and blog Candid Candace, there is no question what sparked her career: “Absolutely, without a doubt, it was the day I went...

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Women of Style
By Chandler Rollins, Sarah Ryan and Lisa Shames | September 3, 2015

Just as statuesque height and hair color tend to run in families, so does style for the Clifford gene pool. “Both my mom and I believe our love for fashion...

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Retreat in the Ribera
By Becca Hensley | September 2, 2015

I drink from a waterfall at the heart of Spain’s Duero Valley, in a refurbished 12th century monastery-turned-five-star hotel called Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine. Not part of nature,...

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Uncovered Girl
By Ray Rogers | August 31, 2015

Oh, the glamorous life of a supermodel! “Hold on—my dog just threw up,” says Chrissy Teigen, Sports Illustrated cover model and no-holds-barred co-host of new ABC talk show FABLife. She is splayed out on a couch in an L.A...

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Fab 5: Gourmet Sandwiches
By Chandler Rollins | August 21, 2015

1. Mercat a la Planxa
Iron Chef Jose Garces recently introduced the Bikini Sandwich ($10) on the brunch menu at his modern, Catalan-inspired tapas...

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Go Girl
By David Zivan | August 17, 2015

Where did you find inspiration for your new place, Duck Duck Goat?
In January, we went to Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hangzhou. Chengdu was definitely where all of us enjoyed the food the most. We got to eat in our friend’s grandmother...

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