No one’s quite sure what will happen when the sale of foie gras becomes illegal in August under the strictures of the city council’s ban. In search of clues, The Closer looks back at prohibitions past. Read more
Largely forgotten now, Myrtle Reed dazzled as a best-selling romance novelist and Chicago socialite 100 years ago. But in her personal life, a happy ending proved sadly elusive Read more
Coming soon to an airport (or kitchen) near you: One of Kelly Dempski’s big inventions. Read more
Gold is the metal of choice for five local jewelry lines that are worthy of national attention. Read more
Shanghai is building fast. Now its leaders have given themselves a sharp deadline—the 2010 World Expo—to make a distinctive architectural mark to go along with a large concrete footprint. Among the projects of interest are three by major Chicago firms Read more
Glencoe native Lili Taylor has made a career playing complicated women. Chicago spoke to Taylor, who lives in Manhattan, about her theatre roots, why she is drawn to damaged characters, and why she’ll likely return to Chicago this summer. Read more
A Loyola University journalism professor and Wilmette mother of two explains how trace evidence can finger a killer at a crime scene. Read more
A former contractor rolls out a high-end paint store that tips the scales of color brilliance. Colori is the place to go to paint your walls red—really red. Read more