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3 months
ago

The Doomsday Squad

A team of computer modelers at Argonne National Laboratory is preparing for the urban calamities most Chicagoans would rather not think about.

4 months
ago

The Grit and the Glory

Photographer Michael Jarecki captures the wild energy and bizarre beauty of Chicago’s underground pro wrestling scene.

4 months
ago

Alex Klein’s Improbable Encore

Fifteen years ago, the CSO’s Alex Klein was one of the world’s best oboists. Now he may be classical music’s greatest comeback story.

5 months
ago

The Locals’ Guide to Far-Flung Places

Cabin fever getting you down? Hop a nonstop flight to one of these eight exciting foreign destinations. Your guides: eight Chicagoans who know the lay of the land like natives.

5 months
ago

My Last Patient

At the end of an illustrious career, a Chicago doctor faces the greatest challenge of his life. His experience should change the way we think about treating chronic illness.

5 months
ago

What Cancer Taught Me

From the crushing diagnosis to the resumption of seminormal life, a noted author shares what he learned coming back from stage 4.

6 months
ago

Columbia’s Identity Crisis

A fixture in the South Loop for more than a century, the college has produced movie stars, moguls, musicians, and artists of every stripe. Can it stay relevant in the face of plunging enrollment?

6 months
ago

Rites of Passage

Photographer Alyssa Schukar spent the past year documenting the many ways people in this city mark pivotal moments in their lives. Each of the scenes she captured, described here in her words, tells a compelling story.

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