March 23, 2006 - Chicago magazine celebrated the Spring 2006 edition of Chicago FASHION on March 23, 2006 with "Backstage." More than 200 guests were transported to the backstage of a fashion show, complete with models dressing on raised platforms, a Green Room for VIPs, and a giant painting of the issue's cover. Advertisers took to the catwalk flaunting fashions for spring. Photos by Randy Belice and Bridget Cicenia Read more
Four rollicking new spots have the Nuevo Latino and/or Mexican thing down pat: brassy flavors, smart service, and over-the-top fiesta atmosphere Read more
A year older than Chicago, the booming western suburb boasts big-city amenities, small-town charm, good schools, plenty of jobs, and a willingness to tackle its tough problems. Last year Money magazine called Naperville the third-best place to live in the country—but its strongest endorsements come from the folks who live there. Read more
With a stellar selection of specialty shops, a wide variety of restaurants (be it one-of-a-kind dining experience or an old Chicago favorite), and a lively lineup of attractions that includes a children's museum, a re-created frontier settlement, and one of the world's biggest carillons, Naperville has something to offer both its longtime residents and fun-seeking weekend visitors. Read more
For almost half a century, Marc Hauser has been taking portraits for commercial clients, from Rolling Stone to Arista Records. In this sampling of his work, the subjects are polished yet soulful—and obviously trusting of the man behind the lens. Herein he reveals how he got those shots. Read more