Chicago magazine writers, editors, and readers gathered last night at Bucktown hot spot Duchamp to celebrate cocktails and budding mixologists.
Are you a budding mixologist? Compete against other mix masters by sending us your best cold-weather cocktail recipe by Friday, February 3rd.
With the year coming to a close, we asked our Twitter followers and Facebook fans to send us their picks for the top Chicago stories of 2011. Here’s a list of the most memorable, plus some additions from our staff.
Half Acre Beer Company’s annual Christmas stout, Big Hugs, is back. With the beer’s upcoming release this Friday, we caught up with the Chicago screen printer who designed the label’s infamous mascot.
Join us here, Wednesday, December 14th at 2 p.m., for a live chat with our new editor in chief, Beth Fenner. With her first issue hitting newsstands Thursday, come discuss upcoming changes to Chicago, what you want to see from the magazine, and how we can impact the city moving forward.
Prompted by Daniel A. Bell’s new book, The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age, we asked readers to describe our fair city in a single word or a phrase. Here’s what they had to say.
A collection of stories, tweets, and tributes chronicling the life and impact of Chicago’s former first lady, including a 1994 article from the Chicago magazine archives.
From the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex to Stanley Tigerman’s The Titanic, a brief look at postmodernism’s influence on the Midwest.
Designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell and available in eight metallic colors, the Cindy lamp, $273, adds shimmery pop to any room. Orange Skin, 223 W. Erie St., 312-335-1033, orangeskin.com
Prefer your wood exotic? At San Juan Ventures you will find unusual grains in multiple forms. What started off as an Indonesian vacation six years ago is now a full-on business venture for Kandis Wrigley, founder and chief executive of San Juan Ventures, an exporter and manufacturer of Indonesian wood products. San Juan recently opened … Read more