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From kayaking to fly-fishing to building castles in the sand: a user's guide to summer on the water Read more
We canvassed friends and associates in search of Chicago’s top stylists and then sent anonymous “clients” of every hair type to test their skills. The stylists profiled here earned the best ratings. Read more
Everywhere we turn, it seems as if our city has produced another hard-core female athlete: a tough, toned woman who can bench-press more than your boyfriend (and look hot doing it). Meet four up-and-comers. Read more
We're not sure what to do now that the sketch comedy group Schadenfreude has returned. Laugh? Hide our children? Read more

Project Runway is over for the season, and I'm looking to fill the Heidi Klum-shaped void in my life. Lucky for me—and you, too—the Chicago Fashion Incubator launched at Macy's on State last night, affording us the opportunity to follow the careers of six local designers from the classroom to the selling floor. The group (Glenn Mallory, Kate Coxworth, Agga B. Raya, Lidia Wachowska, Kristin Rosynek Hassan, and Yana German) shares three 11th floor offices in the State Street store, plus a stark workspace full of...

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