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Something Brewing
By Megan Kulick | May 26, 2016

Sure, Bow Truss Coffee Roasters owner Phil Tadros appreciates outstanding coffee. But his true love?

“Productive little spots where you can create,” he says. Too young at 19 to buy a bar, Tadros bought local gem Don’s...

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Checking In
Produced by Beth Weitzman | May 26, 2016

Dominican Republic
The Quiet Side More than 2,000 acres of lush jungle meet the golden sand and aquamarine sea at Playa Grande on the secluded north coast of the Dominican Republic. A clifftop at...

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What's in Store
By Chandler Rollins | March 14, 2016

Slam Dunk
The lines stretched down the block and around the corner in anticipation of the opening of 32 South State, the first Jordan Brand...

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Drinking Up
By Lisa Shames | March 14, 2016

1. Band of Bohemia
Grilled Apple Tarragon and Roasted Beet Thyme may sound like menu dishes, but at this Ravenswood spot, they’re actually two of the brewed-in-house ales ($...

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Good Company
By David Zivan | March 14, 2016

The best wine and spirits store, of course, is the place where they know your name. Same for smoke shops. Because if they know what to call you, they know also what you like to drink, and they might reliably offer a good guess as to which of the new...

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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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