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Posh Powder
By Misty Milioto | October 22, 2015

California and Nevada offer a wide variety of terrain that draws skiers and snowboarders from around the world. The Sierra Nevada range is the most popular ski destination in the area, thanks to the high concentration of ski resorts...

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Star Citizen
By Chandler Rollins | October 20, 2015

1. Citizen Chef, Global Foodie: Yotam Ottolenghi
Dinner parties got a whole lot better in 2011 when Yotam Ottolenghi released his Plenty cookbook. Meet the London-based chef and restaurateur, and learn about his latest project...

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French Dressing
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | October 13, 2015

If you’ve dined out in Chicago for any length of time, odds are you’ve eaten Jason Paskewitz’s food—even if you didn’t know it at the time. The Queens, New York, native has lent his classically...

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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.” But it...

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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 expansion of...

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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 dining...

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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 led...

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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 opportunities...

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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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