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6 months
ago

Do You Know the Mushroom Man?

Patrick Leacock’s discovery of the Chicago chanterelle made him a rock star among fungi fanatics. Now he’s on a mission to catalog every kind of mushroom in the region.

6 months
ago

What the White Boy Wants

Straight outta Northbrook, Kevin Coval has helped turn Chicago’s Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam into a phenomenon. But that’s where things get sticky.

7 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.

7 months
ago

The Grit and the Glory

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

8 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.

9 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.

9 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.

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