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8 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.

8 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.

9 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.

9 months
ago

The Grit and the Glory

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

10 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.

11 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.

11 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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