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There Goes the Neighborhood
Lisa Shames | Photo by Allan Perales | March 8, 2016

It’s not like the owners of Bar Marta intentionally set out to make their new Humboldt Park restaurant mysterious. Or, for that matter, have...

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Field Days
By Geoffrey Johnson | March 7, 2016

On April 20, 1916, in the first game at their new home—the ballpark known today as Wrigley Field—the Chicago Cubs triumphed over the Cincinnati Reds 7-6. Fireworks saluted the U.S. flag as the game commenced, a home-run ball sailed across...

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Taking the Reign
By Sarah Ryan | March 7, 2016

“Going to work has never been so good,” says Jussie Smollett, and it is easy to imagine why: Smollett is one of the breakout stars of Fox’s wildly popular hit Empire. But it is more than the show’s widespread...

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Swede Home
By Joel Reese | March 7, 2016

IT WAS A MOMENT every hockey player dreams of.

The home-ice Blackhawks were tied 1-1 with the hated Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the 2013 Western Conference semifinals. Under two minutes left. The frenetic crowd screamed with every...

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Estate of Grace
By Beth Weitzman | March 7, 2016

The monkeys scampering through the trees have no idea how fabulous this place is. But I do. I’ve traveled all over the world and put my head on beaucoup plush pillows in plenty of villas owned by celebrities. But...

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His Kind of Town
By Geoffrey Johnson | December 3, 2015

In the fall of 1939, Chicago was awash in entertainment. At the Three Deuces—222 North State Street—Billie Holiday sang “Strange Fruit,” her haunting new ballad about lynchings in the South. At...

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Site Specific
By Brian Dukerschein | December 3, 2015

Those who frequent fashion parties generally know what they’re in for: an overheated store packed with glamorous revelers, flutes of lukewarm bubbly and passed hors d’oeuvres that, more often than not, are refused with a polite...

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Get Smart
By Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle | December 3, 2015

Calling all athletes. Whether you’re a weekend jogger or a triathlon champion, the PoloTech smart shirt is your new must-have garment. Embedded with biometric sensors, it tracks heart rate, breathing depth, energy...

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Bubble Up
By Larry Olmsted | December 3, 2015

To officially qualify as Champagne, a sparkling wine must be produced from grapes grown and hand-picked in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France and must be made in accordance with the regulations established by the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de...

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Raising the Bar
Lisa Shames | December 3, 2015

Not long ago, the bar area at restaurants was where you went to wait until your table was ready. These days, those bar stools have become some of the most in-demand seats in the house—and for good reasons. Not only do some places offer...

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Creative Type
By Tony Scott-Green | December 3, 2015

Jason Peterson is not The Most Interesting Man in the World. In fact, in his T-shirt, jeans and immaculate Jordan 3s, he looks more like that iconic beer-drinker’s rogue nephew—similarly accomplished but more casual. It’s the...

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