| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 AM
The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road's widening, officials announced Thursday.
Opened in 1959 and long a...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 10:39 AM
A man in his 50s was stabbed early this morning in the Wicker Park neighborhood, police said.
The 54-year-old man was stabbed in the back about 5:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Damen Avenue, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Acclaimed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang on Tuesday unveiled her plan for a $148 million dormitory complex at the University of Chicago, the latest in a series of bold designs that have remade the storied, once-frumpy neo-Gothic enclave.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:44 AM
I strongly believe only two seasons exist: open-toe shoe season and boot season. And while a peek into my closet reveals a multitude of colors for my open-toe shoe collection, you’ll pretty much see only BLACK for boot choices. But that changes this...
| Aug 9, 2013
If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Chris Kaskie pulled out his phone and flipped though his pictures until he stopped on an image, then turned the screen toward me and grinned: It showed the local staff of Pitchfork Media, the Chicago company behind the Pitchfork music website and...
| Oct 30, 2013
Review: Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:07 PM
Sophia Bush is sporting a new tattoo, courtesy of Speakeasy Custom Tattoo in Wicker Park.
The “One Tree Hill” actress – who is in town filming the “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago PD” – visited Speakeasy...