More Chicagoans than ever are leaving the church. Can new archbishop Blase Cupich change that?
Rap’s elder statesman returns with a powerful album and a new festival in Union Park.
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.
Look around you: The city is bubbling with great things to do, see, eat, and experience. But where to begin? Take along Chicago’s annual list—this year, 91 of the very best people, places, and things Chicago has to offer right now—and hit the town. Find out about the funniest comedy nights, the shops that deserve a stop, the local rapper to know about, the Instagrammers to follow, the top new restaurants and bars in the
hottest neighborhoods, and much, much more.
Like what you see? Come meet the winners at our Best of Chicago Awards on Aug. 13.
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.
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.
One year, 317 meals, 61 contenders—and a final list of 17 new places making Chicago a world-class dining city.