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Water Crafted
George Bulanda | August 20, 2013

With its elongated arrow-shaped windows and streamlined silver-gray topsides, the new open yacht Riva 63’ Virtus resembles a sleek piece of art deco sculpture. And when it’s in motion at a jaunty clip, slicing through sapphire waters and...

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Fit to Lead
Kate Bongiovanni | August 20, 2013

As the sun’s rising and many of us are still stirring in our beds, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is up and at ’em. But that doesn’t mean he’s leading daybreak meetings. For the last 30 years, Emanuel has been up at 5:30am to log laps in the...

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Garden Party
Lisa Shames | Photo: Clayton Hauck | August 20, 2013

You know something’s afoot when, at restaurants with names like The Purple Pig, Pecking Order and Girl & the Goat, it’s the veggie dishes, er, hogging the attention. And that’s just the beginning. From ...

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Retail Renaissance
Brian Dukerschein | August 20, 2013

Take a stroll down one of Chicago’s shopping thoroughfares, and you’ll spot more than enticing window displays and the well-heeled carrying home their latest purchase. They may not be much to look at, but the scaffolding...

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Night Moves
Neil Burger | August 20, 2013

No, it’s not your imagination—Chicago’s nightlife scene has become much more interesting lately. From a sophisticated lounge smack-dab in the heart of tourist central to a laid-back patio in Logan Square that’s the talk of the town...

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A Fish Tale
Lisa Shames | August 20, 2013

It’s a Chicago legend now, but when the Cape Cod Room debuted its seafood-focused menu, filled with dishes like lobster thermidor, trout amandine and Dover sole, it was considered cutting-edge. It was, after all, Dec. 6, 1933—just a day after...

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And… Action!
Matt Lee | August 20, 2013

For reasons as elusive as they are irrevocable, there are few things men enjoy more than watching beautiful women on the warpath. From Tomb Raider to Underworld, there’s no shortage of movies showcasing Hollywood’s hottest ladies...

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He’s Back!
Dan Hymen | August 20, 2013

As the Bears prepare to take the gridiron this fall, it’s anything but business as usual. The team has a new GM in Phil Emery, new coach with Marc Trestman and new strategy. Perhaps more than any other player, this season could be a game changer for 27-...

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Game Changers
Lisa Shames | May 10, 2013

Shrimp banh mi, lobster shortcake with spicy sherry cream, steak tartare topped with a quail egg yolk, whole smoked pork shoulder carved tableside. Menu items from a trendy new restaurant? Hardly. These are just a few of the dishes found at a new breed...

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Office Break
Dan Hyman | May 10, 2013

It’s almost last call on The Office. And if there’s despondency felt among the cast members of the long-running NBC sitcom that wraps this May after nine seasons, Craig Robinson does a splendid job of concealing it. “Life’s...

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Deep Impact
Jim McFarlin | May 10, 2013

Brandon Marshall is buzzing around an alcove nestled within Trump International Hotel & Tower, surrounded by stacks of mix-and-match shirts, pants, sportcoats and shoes. In the midst of a wardrobe change, he is nude from the waist up. If you had...

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