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Physician and Activist Quentin Young Goes with Miguel del Valle for Mayor

Retired Hyde Park doctor and activist Quentin Young, who is well known for his efforts in advocating for single-payer health care, has taken the role of co-chair in City Clerk Miguel del Valle’s mayoral campaign. The 87-year-old former internist told me in an interview Monday that he believes del Valle and Rahm Emanuel will take the top two spots on February 22nd—and “Miguel will…

Moncler Opens On Oak Street

Viva Italia
The renowned Milan-based apparel brand Moncler (33 E. Oak St.; 312-361-8573, moncler.com/eng) recently opened a standalone shop in the Gold Coast, bringing its latest selection of fashion-forward jackets, bags, hats, and shoes just in time for winter lows…

Because, as a center of architectural innovation, we can still strut our stuff

  Related: TOP 40 BUILDINGS IN CHICAGO » Writing in The New Yorker earlier this year, Paul Goldberger offered his take on the newly opened Aqua, the undulating 82-story skyscraper at 225 North Columbus Drive. The Pulitzer Prize–winning critic loved the building—“ingenious”—and grouped its designer, Jeanne Gang of Chicago’s Studio Gang, among the city’s most … Read more

Because architecture in Chicago is a contact sport

Related: TOP 40 BUILDINGS IN CHICAGO » THE LIFE AND WORK OF HARRY WEESE » JIM LOEWENBERG ON THE AQUA » Chicago did not become the birthplace of American architecture at a seminar. It won that title in the trenches, where architects engage in risk, rivalry, and plenty of insults.   Louis Sullivan, in his … Read more

Because Chicago theatres have nurtured America's edgiest playwrights for decades

Marisa Wegrzyn and Tracy Letts launched their careers a generation apart, but they’ve got a city in common. We asked Wegrzyn, 29, a founding member of Theatre Seven, and Letts, 45, a Steppenwolf ensemble member who appears in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in December, about their adamant allegiance to making Chicago their artistic home. … Read more