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Music Man
By Thomas Connors | June 16, 2015

Mason Bates could be the poster boy for a new generation of composer. He DJs at dance clubs. He’s hep to hip-hop. He of course gets the classical canon—and he’s pumped about electronica.

As Mead composer-in-residence at the...

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Where There's Smoke
Lisa Shames | Photo by Anthony Tahlier | June 11, 2015

Let’s be honest: You don’t go to an Argentine steakhouse to eat vegetables. At Rural Society, the new Streeterville restaurant in the...

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Frosty Sweets
By Sydney Price | June 11, 2015

1. State and Lake Chicago Tavern
Devour chocolate rum ice cream pressed between two house-made caramel coconut cookies at theWit Hotel’s restaurant. The tavern also...

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Horse Sense
By Mike Espindle | June 9, 2015

The Triple Crown’s prestigious thoroughbred races—the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes—always promise a thrilling competition, a rarefied vibe and a colorful social scene. But for the most serious racing fans, the...

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Hot Times in the City
By Chandler Rollins | June 8, 2015

Steppenwolf’s Grand Concourse...

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Summer Sensation
By Nate Chapnick | June 5, 2015

It was in 1964 at the Targa Florio, a grueling open-road endurance race in the mountains of Sicily, that Porsche introduced the GTS moniker (short for Gran Turismo Sport). Two 904 Carrera GTS racers shocked the...

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Dine with Dad
By Addie Reese | June 4, 2015

1. Head south of the border for a Spanish-inspired brunch at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. Their annual Tapas for Papas special never disappoints with made to order bloody marys, ...

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Summer Escapes
By The Editors | June 4, 2015


When the snow melts and temperatures rise, summer in this idyllic mountain town heats up with big city-caliber cultural events and unlimited outdoor recreation.


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Leading Lady
By Jim McFarlin | June 3, 2015

It’s not uncommon for Mary Beth Fisher to take the bus to and from the Goodman Theatre when she’s performing there. “After a show, people will recognize me, talk to me,” says the much-...

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Good Sport
By Katie Kailus | June 2, 2015

During his past nine seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Brent Seabrook has shown he is more than just a strong force on the ice. From his involvement with The Inner-City Education Program to his...

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Yo, Adrian
By Ray Rogers | May 27, 2015

When Vincent Chase and crew make their entrance on the silver screen in this summer’s surefire blockbuster version of the HBO hit Entourage, it’ll be as high octane as you’d expect: The guys are partying with throngs of scantily clad models on a...

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Great Taste
By Rebecca Taras | May 21, 2015

Ditching a career as a lawyer to go to culinary school was only the beginning of Catherine De Orio’s path to success. Two years ago, the fashionable foodie beat out hundreds to become the new host of Check, Please!, the PBS program that...

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