Sure, the biggest book stories that came out of Chicago in 2014 had less to do with books themselves than the tent-pole movies they inspired. But while Gone Girl continues to be the tome of choice for long el rides and Ben Affleck acolytes, Chicago lit still had some great moments this year. Here are … Read more
When President Obama visited Northwestern University in October, he gave a shout-out to a cool new project there: turning solar energy into liquid fuel. The Solar Fuels Institute initiative, headed by professor Dick Co, aims to replicate photosynthesis with an artificial tree (see rendering) to produce clean fuel for your car; a prototype should be … Read more
From a Bowie retrospective to a bumbled music fest, here’s all the grin- and cringe-inducing pop moments of 2014.
The home is a wonderful departure from a Chicago housing design trend of promoting insularity and security over interaction with the community.
The Lyric Opera’s Rusalka was a highlight, but elsewhere too many stages went dark.
A hair and beauty products sale from Mario Tricoci, shop Krista K’s resort lookbook, post-Christmas cyber sales, and more
You may already think of Lake View’s Italian-accented spot for dinner, but you should start considering it during the daylight hours, too.
The “long read” has enjoyed renewed celebration lately, but the joy of long-form storytelling is nothing new to magazine lovers. Be they profiles of fascinating people or investigations into important issues, long reads have always been the backbone of the magazine experience, and that's certainly been the case at Chicago magazine. We're proud of the stories we … Read more
Because White Christmas will still be waiting for you next year.
1Jackie Robinson West Little League We were so proud to include the team among our Chicagoans of the Year. These 13 boys won the U.S. title and earned a spot in the Little League World Series Championship Game by defeating Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge with a sweet 7-5 victory. We are happy to call them … Read more