| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Luxury Garage Sale, the upscale consignment boutique, hosts its first warehouse sale this week. From Wednesday to Sunday, hundreds of designer garments, shoes, accessories and costume jewelry from brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Sandro, a French contemporary brand, joined the boutiques on Oak Street yesterday. Sophisticated meets edgy in Sandro's women's spring collection by owner Evelyne Chetrite. One look pairs a punky double wrap black riveted belt and a sheen leather gold...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I have a colleague whose husband, Nelson, writes me every so often, always about ramen. These emails are impressive in their breadth of knowledge and grammatical flawlessness.
After I wrote about Wicker Park's Oiistar last year (which served my favorite...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The essentials: Butcher & Larder
1026 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-687-8280
Looks like: Pig tchotchkes, shiny knives and ruddy cuts of meat
Sounds like: Black Sabbath followed by Coltrane on the house sound system punctuated by the smartass, chop-busting...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Martin Van Ruin might borrow its name from President Martin Van Buren--whose critics dubbed him “Van Ruin” since he presided over a long, painful economic recession--but frontman Derek Nelson, 27, insists the band’s music is rooted in...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
It's a night of design, dining, culture and craft at the second of Wicker Park Bucktown's Orange Dot First Fridays. From 5 to 10 p.m. tonight, there's plenty to keep browsers busy. With 32 events—20 inside of the Flat Iron building—expect...
| Feb 8, 2014
We are the Banned! book club. Jon Day and Becky Holzhei, above, founded the group to make new friends in Chicago in September 2012.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:12 PM
The Active Transportation Alliance has proposed a list of 20 locations that it says have strong potential to be transformed into car-free streets and public plazas.
Dearborn and/or Clark streets, River North to South Loop.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:39 PM
The snow storm moving through Chicago is about to get loud.
WGN Meteorologist Tom Skilling told RedEye on Monday that the storm has already produced "thundersnow," or lightning in the air during a snow event, around Chicago, including in the Loop. ...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Ever get into a taxi and the cabbie is a talker? It can be a nightmare. You want to piddle around on your iPhone or talk with your friend or date, but the driver is spouting off nonsense about local politics or winter in Chicago. But what if that cab...
| 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...