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Revolutionary Road

Ruffles, bell sleeves, military coats—the Hamilton phenomenon is shaping the path of fall fashion.

PLUS: Behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot with former America’s Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker

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And God Created Oprah

Before she was a media deity, Oprah Winfrey was a fledgling local talk show host with a shot at national stardom. An oral history of her pivotal first syndicated season.

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Three Years of Nights

Violence convulses the city after dark. Reporting on it leaves its own scars.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 Chicago Campaign

In August 1966, the Chicago Freedom Movement, Martin Luther King’s campaign to break the grip of segregation, reached its violent culmination. Fifty years on, the struggle continues.

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The Magicians

Every Saturday for the past 25 years, a group of friends has gathered in a Lincoln Park apartment to invent and perfect some of the world’s most mind-blowing card tricks.

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The Night Disco Died

Thirty-seven years ago this month, a radio station promotion gone bad forced the White Sox to forfeit a game and became part of baseball lore. An oral history of Disco Demolition.

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The Cult Next Door

For decades, the people of Hinsdale gave little thought to the mysterious brick building in town. Then came a scandal.

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The Man with His Head in the Clouds

Chicago architect Adrian Smith designed the world’s tallest building. Now he has created one that will reach even farther—a full kilometer into the sky. How high can he go?

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