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Memorable Moments
How much do I love the December cover? So much that I would be willing to drive back to the city from my place of temporary exile, isolate for 14 days, and then search every newsstand to find it. @newsstandpromos via Twitter Does anyone besides me re
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Sex In A Pandemic
AS HUMANS, WE’RE PRACTICALLY HARDWIRED TO KEEP a memory vault — a spank bank of sorts — of all the sexual things we’ve witnessed or experienced. Two of my most titillating memories were imprinted on my brain in the mid-aughts, while I was traveling o
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Your Best Sunrise Pics
@marshallperspectiveimagesinc One early morning in October, Chicago Public Schools staffer Samuel Chad Marshall went to Steelworkers Park in South Chicago to take photos and center himself. While watching the sun rise over the lake, he spotted a purp
Chicago magazine3 min gelesenRegional & Ethnic
Chips for Breakfast!
THERE’S NO NEED TO RISE EARLY TO ROAST TOMATILLOS AND FRY TORTILLAS when preparing Tzuco’s version of the classic Mexican breakfast dish. Bagged chips and a sauce anchored by canned black beans — a departure from the traditional salsa — make for a sp
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Talking Points
1 Dubbed the “Jewish deli of the future” by the Tribune when it opened in North Center in 2017, Steingold’s of Chicago moves its pastrami and matzo balls next to the Music Box Theatre in Lake View this month. Bigger kitchen = more bagels. 2 A flight
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Between Water and Sky
For my money, the view west from the DuSable Bridge at Michigan and Wacker has always been one of the most exciting in Chicago. A century’s worth of tall buildings spring from the banks of the Chicago River along Wacker: the LondonHouse Chicago, with
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Hide and Seek
AS AN ENUMERATOR FOR THE 2020 CENSUS, I DEVELOPED TRICKS FOR COUNTING people who didn’t want to be counted. “We’re not interested,” a man on Pratt Boulevard in Rogers Park told me before shutting the door in my face. OK. It seemed like he was Latino
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My Teeny-Tiny COVID-Era Wedding
There is perhaps no greater test of a couple’s staying power than a government-mandated stay-at-home order. So when the country hunkered down last spring, the quarantine breakup jokes hit Twitter on cue. But it turns out that extreme togetherness can
Chicago magazine3 min gelesenInvestments & Securities
The Futures of Water
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a.k.a. the Merc. What began as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board in 1898 is now a labyrinthine network for futures trading in sectors including agriculture, real estate, and metals. Futures trading — no shame in not kn
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Outdoor Party Time!
412 N. Wolcott Ave., West Town Vibe A little bit twee, a whole lot farm-to-table Capacity 10 to 26 Price $250 a person Deets This catering company hosts weddings in its neighboring urban farm — think twinkle lights, flower beds, and beehives — as par
Chicago magazine2 min gelesenArchitecture
Big Queen Energy
EVEN FOR A 126-YEAR-OLD HOUSE, THE QUEEN ANNE AT 1104 MICHIGAN AVENUE in Evanston, which is listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago for $1.95 million, has been through a lot. Nineteenth-century milliner C. Marion Hotchkin and his wife, Em
Chicago magazine3 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Mail-Order Reception
Send the cheese-and-caramel mix to guests anywhere in the country ($150 for 50 two-ounce bags), and personalize it with your monogram for an extra 50 cents each. garrettpopcorn.com This West Town cheese shop offers a snack spread in a box for deliver
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Tweedy’s Puzzle Mania
“I cleared off a table in the basement to do jigsaw puzzles. It turned out to be too small to do a 1,000-piece puzzle. So I laid down posters on the floor, white side up, to have a surface. I can’t start a puzzle without finishing it. It’s the same o
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Change Of A Dress
This Logan Square salon offers inclusive sizes of overstock and sample gowns from bridal heavy hitters like Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier up to 75 percent off, from $1,500 to $6,000. 2165 N. Milwaukee Ave. Pandemic pick: Vera Wang slim-fit lace gow
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Ghosts of Selves Past
Q: The Upstairs House, out February 23, is about a new mom who’s visited by a dead author of children’s books. How did your experiences as a mother influence it? A: I was the first of my friends to have kids and knew very little about the postpartum
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Get Ready for Your Close-Up
“Everyone thinks you need more makeup onscreen, but less is more,” Dee says. Stay with your usual routine, just add primer and eye cream. Put them on five to 10 minutes before your makeup to keep it looking fresh for the entire affair. “You’ll see ed
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Look of Love
Chris Uphues, the artist behind Ravenswood’s Insta-omnipresent Happy Garage mural, is bringing a pop of color to the stodgy world of neckties. This month, the Groomsman Suit, a formalwear retailer in Logan Square, is debuting a new collection of ties
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Jenny Hong
In adult medicine in particular, there’s a push toward going plant based. In pediatrics, though, I prefer to have growing children get cow’s milk because it has the most amount of protein; it’s a comprehensive delivery of multiple nutrients, as oppos
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This Woman’s Worth
WHEN IPPOLITA ROSTAGNO LAUNCHED HER NAMESAKE JEWelry line in 1999, the former dancer imagined creating pieces that a self-made woman would buy for herself. “It was very apparent that jewelry happened to you at given times of the year, like Valentine’
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Top Docs For Kids And Moms
Karen Bernstein Adolescent gynecology; eating disorders; sexually transmitted diseases; weight management. UI Health. 312-996-7416 Aurelia Peera Advocate Lutheran General, Park Ridge. 773-777-5437 Michele L. Zucker Behavioral and eating disorders. Ad
Chicago magazine1 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Ask a Budtender
Q: I’m curious about tinctures — the liquid drops. How do people use them? A: One way to take them is by dropping them directly under the tongue. Just give them a couple of minutes to absorb before swallowing. This is a good option for people who don
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Jason A. Canner
There are a lot of things that distract from physical activity — iPads, game consoles, Netflix. So if I need to push the boys to be outside, I’ll go on a walk and they can rollerblade or bike alongside. So their outdoor activity starts with nice time
Chicago magazine2 min gelesenPsychology
Unlocking the Secret to Successful Aging
For decades psychologists have been working to unlock the secret to successful aging and determine how to define happiness in the eighth, ninth and even tenth decades of life. But how does one measure the potential for social, intellectual and emotio
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Reshma Shah
Pre-COVID, it was like, “Come on, Shai, sit. Just sit and talk with me.” Then with COVID it became, “You’ve been sitting for five hours. We’ve got to do something.” There’s resistance. I’ll be like, “If you don’t get up and move, that’s not good for
Chicago magazine2 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
French Twists
HOW MUCH DOES CHEF KEN POLK LOVE FRENCH TOAST? HIS LINCOLN PARK BREAK-fast spot Batter & Berries has served more than 200 variations. Below are three of his over-the-top favorites. All of them call for starting with a basic batter of 2 cups heavy cre
Chicago magazine21 min gelesenSocial Science
Peter Sagal Learns From His Elders
I am staring into the face of my newborn son and praying that I don’t screw this up. Again. Looking back on the mistakes of my youth, I realize it would have been really nice to know what catastrophes awaited me before, in the blind ignorance of inex
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EDITOR IN CHIEF AND PUBLISHER Susanna Homan EXECUTIVE EDITOR Terrance Noland DESIGN DIRECTOR Katherine Bryja Shady FEATURES EDITOR David McAninch SENIOR WRITER Bryan Smith SENIOR EDITORS Tal Rosenberg, Lauren Williamson DINING EDITOR Amy Cavanaugh Ki
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Choose Your Own Health Adventure
IMAGINE A WELLNESS SCALE WHERE 1 IS THE PATRON Saint of Wellness™ Gwyneth Paltrow obnoxiously running around in a fat suit in the film Shallow Hal, and 10 is the Patron Saint of Wellness™ Gwyneth Paltrow obnoxiously hawking a $75 candle titled This S
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The Return of Ballet
THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF the Joffrey Ballet is unconvinced that watching dance on a laptop does the art form justice. “I’m embracing it because there’s nothing else,” says Ashley Wheater, now entering his second decade in that role with the company.
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Admiring the View
AS A DOWNTOWN RESIDENT, I’VE BEEN CLOSELY WATCHING the floor-by-floor growth of the St. Regis Chicago the past few years. The 101-story Jeanne Gang–designed building is an undeniably spectacular addition to the skyline. In December, as it neared comp
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