Lightning struck with a wallop when the two artists met at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has a new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and in July they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Here they talk their way back in time Read more
One connection led to another, and then the Chicago architect James Nagle began collaborating with a Michigan couple to design a serene house for a prime lakeside site Read more
A real-estate developer rehabs a drab property in Wicker Park into an arty bohemian retreat-shaded woodland included. Read more
When a Victorian house came up for sale in Lake Geneva, a Chicago couple decided that it would be a perfect site for a modern photography studio Read more
Every move in this modern house has been calibrated to achieve a light, effortless minimalism, often with a punch of color and a flash of futurism or humor Read more
The grand Blackstone hotel was a favorite of U.S. presidents, movie stars, smart-set Chicagoans, and jazz musicians. Now, after decades of decline, it's beautifully buffed up and back in business Read more
The architectural photographer Barbara Karant turns her camera on her house in Bucktown—and on her rescued greyhounds. Read more
When the architect Rodrigo del Canto built a new house in Old Town, he linked two transparent towers and let sun-yellow curtains fly—magical realism in motion Read more
Four decades after it first appeared, Studs Terkel's Division Street: America is being republished. The vigorous 93-year-old shares why the book still matters. Read more