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2 months

Cool Glamour

The most covetable offerings from the fall runways channel Hollywood in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s—which happen to be the Lyric Opera’s first three decades.

4 months

Summer Music

While hip-hop may be Chicago’s hottest musical export (Exhibit A: the South Side’s Chance the Rapper collaborating with English emote machine James Blake), the city’s summer performance season has plenty to offer those who prefer Nickel Creek to Chief Keef. Read on for the highlights, including nomadic jazz showcases only for those in the know (which will soon include you), a 12-hour, 80-venue orgy of classical music, and, of course, more rock fests than you can shake a glow stick at.

5 months

The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates: Part 2

Murder makes the headlines, but crimes like theft and assault are far more common in Chicago—and your chances of being a victim may be higher than the police are telling you.

6 months

Chicago’s Best New Restaurants

One year, 317 meals, 61 contenders—and a final list of 17 new places making Chicago a world-class dining city.

9 months

Chicago’s 20 Best New Bars

At least 65 drinking establishments have opened in Chicago in the past year: hotel bars, cocktail bars, gay bars, bars in restaurants, even bars in distilleries. Here’s where to drink in 2014.