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Melissa Harris

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  • New York's hottest restaurant, via Chicago

    New York's hottest restaurant, via Chicago
    The line for New York's hottest restaurant reaches all the way to Chicago. The Polo Bar, Ralph Lauren's place in Midtown Manhattan has "opened to a universally warm reception," The New York Times wrote last month. "Almost immediately thereafter it...
  • A eulogy for Chicago's trading pits

    A eulogy for Chicago's trading pits
    If the CME Group were to hold a funeral for open-outcry trading, Margery Teller should deliver its eulogy. A legendary trader, she earned the nickname "Large Marge" for taking enormous positions in the eurodollar pit in the early 2000s. Her remarks...
  • Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library

    Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library
    During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
  • NATO Summit, Olympic bid organizer expected to head McPier

    NATO Summit, Olympic bid organizer expected to head McPier
    NATO Summit and 2016 Olympic bid organizer Lori Healey is expected to succeed Jim Reilly as the head of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, or McPier, which oversees Chicago's massive trade show and convention business, according to a source...
  • UberX marks the spot

    UberX marks the spot
    I had just suffered through a string of cologne-filled taxi rides, odors so strong I got nauseated. But I needed to get from Roscoe Village to Hyde Park fast. Cabs rarely drive down my leafy, residential street, and the nearest taxi on my Uber app was...
  • A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

    A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
    Penny Pritzker could have just walked by. But she didn't. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
  • You are not as smart as you think you are

    This year, I enrolled in the University of Chicago's executive MBA program. Every now and again, I plan to recommend books, research and ideas I've come across in school. "Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes" By Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich,...
  • George Lucas lays out vision for his museum

    George Lucas lays out vision for his museum
    Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson is the reason the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will rise in her hometown rather than the hometown of its namesake, San Francisco. It was always assumed Hobson, who wed George Lucas last year, played a role....
  • Friends of the Parks rolls against Lucas museum site

     Friends of the Parks rolls against Lucas museum site
    Cassandra Francis' goal is to convince anyone who will listen that the proposed site of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is not a done deal. The group Francis leads, Friends of the Parks, is organizing a petition drive and letter-writing campaign...
  • George Lucas to speak at Chicago Ideas Week

    George Lucas to speak at Chicago Ideas Week
    Star Wars creator George Lucas has booked his first semi-public appearance in Chicago since announcing his plans to build an art museum on the lakefront next to Soldier Field. Lucas will speak as part of Chicago Ideas Week's Edison Talks on Friday, Oct....
  • Groupon's Leonsis sits with Trib's Melissa Harris

    Groupon's Leonsis sits with Trib's Melissa Harris
    Ted Leonsis, the former senior AOL executive-turned-sports-team-owner/tech investor/dabbler in whatever interests him, sat down with his coffee Wednesday in the Argo Tea on the first floor of Tribune Tower and told me the building is haunted. Oh no, not...