Jonathan Pitts, the festival’s cofounder and executive director, gave us a cheat sheet for acts to catch on Friday and Saturday, the festival’s busiest—and best—nights.
Where to bust a gut in the funniest city in the world
Great stylists and studios for for men, women, and all types of hair—long, short, curly, African-American, Asian, and more
A diminutive debutante inspries a big novel by Glen Ellyn-based writer Melanie Benjamin
What do star athletes do after their playing days are over? We tracked down a onetime Bears cornerback who’s now a practicing dentist and a missionary; a former Blackhawks star who copilots jetliners; an ex-Cub who became a jazz trumpeter; and more
HEAD CASE: The illustrator pulls back the curtain on his work in a new book.
Meet the owners of some of our favorite home design shops and the homegrown talent they’ve helped nurture.
A Chicagoan releases a garment 20 years in the making: the Emergency Bra
Five great plays that opened in Chicago first
THE BUDGET LOVER’S GIFT LIST: Our favorite items to give in 2010—all under $40