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If These Walls Could Talk
Korey Huyler, Megan O’Neill, Barry Pearce, Andrew Schroedter & Chelsea Stevenson | July 28, 2011

From luxury high-rises to high-tech mansions and everything in between, we’ve found four homes that tell the tale of today’s Chicago real estate market...

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Oh, Pioneers!
Michael Nagrant | July 28, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder is my homegirl. As a kid, I often snuck a flashlight under the sheets and read Little House on the Prairie books for hours after my parents had gone to bed. I can still imagine the oily tang of freshly laid tar paper on the...

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Seen and Heard
Andrew C. Stone | July 27, 2011

Good things come from Austin, Texas: nerdy eccentrics, innovative technology, indie music, Dazed and Confused… Amber Heard.

Unlike your average red-hot starlet making the rounds through Tinseltown, Heard has been carving...

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The Talented Ms. Marling
Rachel Bertsche | July 25, 2011

When Chicago native Brit Marling debuted two films, Another Earth and Sound of My Voice, at Sundance this year—both of which she co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in—she earned a spot in the film...

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Sip On Beauty
Megan O’Neill | July 15, 2011

Indulge in summer's most relaxing manicures, drink in hand, at The Dana Hotel and Spa's sophisticated oasis.

Every Thursday night this summer, the fourth floor spa offers signature martinis alongside a manicure for that much needed R & R at the end of...

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Go Fish!
Joanie Faletto | July 12, 2011

“We’re regular guys who want great-fitting clothes that look great on us,” says Owen Schnaper. Ah... don’t we all?

But, unlike the rest of us who complain about the lack of top-notch clothing, Schnaper actually did something about it: He...

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Gastro Garden
Debra Lipson | July 5, 2011

The tasty trends of eating locally and going green come together in the second season of Farm Dinners at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Beginning on July 13, eager foodies can tour the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden and enjoy a cocktail...

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Great Outdoors
Amalie Drury | June 28, 2011

No longer will the Ravinia crowds toting their picnic baskets and folding chairs wait to cross the Metra tracks after an evening spent on the park’s leafy grounds. A new underpass that allows concertgoers to easily make their way to the parking lot is...

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Sugar Rush
Matt Lee | June 28, 2011

Being overly saccharine is hardly a problem for Jeff Greene, the character that native Chicagoan Jeff Garlin plays on HBO’s wildly acerbic Curb Your Enthusiasm. But keeping away from the sweets in real life? Well, that’s a different story. Giving up...

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A Winning Hand
Lisa Shames | June 28, 2011

Contrary to what its laid-back bar vibe, rock ‘n’ roll décor and tattoo-heavy staff might lead you to believe, Three Aces serves up some seriously good food. Or as co-owner Anthony Potenzo proudly said one night, “We have a real chef here....

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A Fish Tale
Michael Nagrant | June 28, 2011

There’s a certain brand of food writers who write a “woe is me” column every few years. It’s usually a checklist about how their work demands preclude them from being Norm- and Cliff-like regulars at the Cheers bar, how too much foie gras...

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The Wrist Factor
Katie Schroeder | June 27, 2011


If retail activity is a sign of the times, then Rolex’s arrival signals very good times. The luxury Swiss watchmaker recently unveiled its first completely freestanding U.S. store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, between Cartier and...

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