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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 company...

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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 Theater...

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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 and...

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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. “And...

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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’s set...

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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 cocktail...

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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, she...

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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 presents a...

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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 to...

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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 stems...

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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, this...

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