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We Love to Work Blue

Illustration: Hawk Krall For comediennes at Ladylike, the monthly all-female storyteller showcase at Cafe Mustache, holding back is strictly verboten. Liz Ziner told a story about pulling out an IUD she mistook for a tampon. Brittany Meyer upped the ante with an anecdote about her DivaCup spilling during sex and turning her bed into a … Read more

The Social Policy Revolution Starts Here

Members of Becoming a Man at Hyde Park Academy Photo: ZBIGNIEW BZDAK/CHICAGO TRIBUNE With whole neighborhoods mired in violence, inequality, and poverty, Chicago can sometimes seem to be at war with itself. Yet amid these battles—and perhaps precisely because of them—the city has become a font of scholarship and hands-on innovation that is transforming social … Read more

The Air Smells Like Chocolate

1 2 Illustration: Antoine Corbineau; Source: Ian Petchenik For every tourist remarking on the city's surprising perfume, there's a local nearby, smiling knowingly. Still, it's hard to be cynical about the Blommer Chocolate Company's free gift to the city. 1 Approximate extent of aroma on a day with strong southerly winds … 2 … and … Read more