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Evanston

Evanston
Northwestern University draws a diverse population to the North Shore suburb. Read more about Evanston, IL
Northwestern University draws a diverse population to the North Shore suburb. Read more about Evanston, IL « Show less

Top Evanston Articles

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  • The next road trip is coming up

     
    Things aren't going well with the 10-Thing Kitchen Challenge, and I can understand why. But this isn't just an academic exercise for me. Next Thursday Gailor and I are going to pack up her car (actually I'm hoping her father......
  • Today is the last day of the best of my life

     
    Oh, all right. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. A life without southern California. A life that contains (shudder) Chicago.This has nothing to do with Tribune. Faithful readers know that my daughter left southern California last......
  • Chicago isn't so bad after all

     
    OK, all I've seen of Chicago is the worst traffic ever. What I meant to say is Evanston, Ill. is pretty nice. In fact, this morning it's almost tropical, with warm, humid air and very breezy. My kind of weather.......
  • Restaurants with an "interesting plainness"

     
    I came across this quote on the window of a store in Evanston, Ill. called Design Within Reach. First of all, I thought it was a funny place to hang that incredibly elaborate Swarovski crystal chandelier, and then I thought......
  • When locavorism goes too far

     
    That headline was just to get you to read this. Locavorism can never go too far.When I checked my voice mail this morning, there was a message from Gailor. The Perfect Roommate wanted me to know that the Evanston, Ill.......
  • Giving Chicago a chance

     
    In a couple of weeks I'm going back to Chicago for another visit before the snow flies. That is, I'm visiting Gailor in Evanston, the suburb, but this time I'll go into the city to see what all the fuss......
  • Try making fun of my fridge now

     
    That was the subject line of the e-mail Gailor sent me this morning. Needless to say there was a photo attached to it. The photo to the left. If you're a new reader, you may not know what this refers......
  • Jill Snyder officially a contestant on Top Chef

     
    As important foodie news was breaking in Baltimore, I was watching the undefeated Big Dogs win the second game of their season. (Gailor is the one in the headband.)Anyway, Midnight Sun Sam has picked up the slack for me, and......
  • Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond

    Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond
    As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk. Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
  • Lumineers specialize in audience participation

    Lumineers specialize in audience participation
    A few weeks ago, the Lumineers were in the midst of the South by Southwest shuffle. The Denver band was playing a quick gig at a makeshift concert venue during the annual music conference: a downtown church in Austin, Texas. Amps and microphones were in...
  • Top weekend shows: Roger Waters, Kelly Hogan, Radiohead

    Roger Waters: Last chance. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters builds “The Wall” outdoors as the epic two-year tour (which played the United Center in 2010) winds down this summer. Alas, his Floyd bandmates won’t be with him to replicate one...