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On the Books
By Sarah Ryan | October 13, 2015

When asked what keeps Scott Simon—award-winning broadcaster, author and host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday—coming back to the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, the answer is simple: “Well, Chicago.”...

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Faire la Fête
By Chandler Rollins | October 6, 2015

1. Jazz Institute of Chicago Gala 
Mingle with fellow jazz enthusiasts Oct. 21 for an evening combining musical performances and recognition of the jazz...

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Face Lift
By Sarah Ryan | October 6, 2015

Beauty is all in a day’s work for Dr. Eliza Parker of Cadella Medical Spa and Wellness Center. So it should come as no surprise that Parker played an integral role in the stunning redesign and recent...

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By Jordan Porter-Woodruff | October 6, 2015


Federal Plaza Square

The winding down of summer marks the end of outdoor feasting and architectural sightseeing. But there can be one last hurrah if you know where to look...

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Mouthing Off
By Lisa Shames | October 6, 2015

It’s fitting that the idea for Between Bites, a live literary event dedicated to food-inspired storytelling, came about when Molly Each, Rachel Gillman Rischall and Liz Grossman were...

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Lambo Love
By Nate Chapnick | October 6, 2015

Pull up, swing those doors to the sky and prepare for onlookers to drop their jaws at the ferocious beauty of the 700-horsepower Italian work of art that stands before them. A car that draws a crowd no matter where it goes,...

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One for the Road
By Phebe Wahl | October 2, 2015

I come from a family of foodies. The women in our clan dedicate an entire weekend each year to simply swapping recipes and sharing secrets on how to best conquer the classics of Julia Child. Our family motto of “Eat a meal, plan a meal” has often...

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O, Captain!
By Jim McFarlin | October 1, 2015

Andre Braugher, funny? Who knew?

Best known for his roles in the film Glory and TV series Men of a Certain Age and Homicide: Life on the Street, the Chicago native and St. Ignatius College Prep grad hadn’t had many...

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Bush to Beach
By Beth Weitzman | October 1, 2015

An African safari has long occupied a place on my bucket list. But let’s face it, Africa is incredibly distant, so when making the trek, it’s usually recommended that you stay a bare minimum of one week on the continent. Realizing that Africa is a...

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Depp Thinker
By Ray Rogers | September 28, 2015

Never mind that he’s one of the most bankable movie stars alive. Johnny Depp, the 52-year-old Kentucky-born actor with the prominent cheekbones, has always lived a little on the edge, on the periphery of the Hollywood A-list, most comfortable in the...

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What’s Cooking?
By Chandler Rollins | September 21, 2015

1. Sept. 25: Hamburger Hop
Join local chefs at the official Chicago Gourmet kick-off event. Watch as they compete in a burger showdown while sampling delicious bites, beer, spirits and wine. 6pm. Tickets $125. Harris...

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Show Piece
By Chandler Rollins | September 16, 2015

This month marks the return of EXPO CHICAGO, our most visible tether to the international art world. Welcoming 140 exhibitors, the three-day art fair will showcase notable contemporary...

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