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Chicago, Comics Capital of the World
Chicago Magazine

50 Moments That Shaped Chicago

It's been an epic half century. To celebrate the magazine's 50th birthday, we've ranked the past five decades' most significant events, drawing on our own archives to bring them to life. Read more
Try these great finds, from spices and sauces made by local chefs to a bottled craft cocktail for a winter’s evening. Read more
Lonsesome Rose's chile con queso — a blend of Velveeta, cream cheese, poblanos, and jalapeños — is almost impossible to stop eating. Read more

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Two related exhibitions unspool a remarkable history of innovative cartooning Read more
This year, the pleasures of the season are that much sweeter. Make a lip-smacking potato salad, party on a boat, and stuff your face with soft serve. You’ve earned it! Read more
Play in the woods, then have a brew nearby. Read more
Over the next year, venues across the city will exhibit art by 29 recipients of the MacArthur Foundation’s ballyhooed grants, with 12 shows happening this summer. Read more
The criteria: unpretentious ambiance, natural-casing wieners (with one exception!), stellar nondog offerings, and a location within city limits Read more