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The Fighter
Matt Lee | September 14, 2012

One sure sign you’ve made it? When you’re sitting in a near-empty bar on West Grand Avenue on a Saturday afternoon and, within five minutes, are spotted and sent over a shot. Which is exactly what happens to actor Taylor Kinney as we...

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Zambia High
Paul Rubio | September 14, 2012

Diversifying its national economic portfolio post-millennium, Zambia opened its borders to tourism with a vengeance. The shift away from a dependency on the copper industry enabled the country to begin capitalizing on its breathtaking attractions,...

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On Point
Matt Lee | September 13, 2012

More than a century after Daniel Burnham began pondering what should be done with Wolf Point, Chris Kennedy has an answer for him. In May, former Merchandise Mart President Kennedy, representing his extended family’s company, Kennedy Enterprises, unveiled...

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Eastern Promises
Lisa Shames | September 13, 2012

In the West Loop, the just-opened Embeya features a refined mix of traditional and contemporary takes on Asian cuisine. Nearby OON, opening soon, offers American dishes with Southeast Asian influences. Jellyfish, which debuted earlier this...

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Small Wonders
Nate Chapnick | September 13, 2012

Men’s Book sweats the little things. Check out the ingenious design details that prompt new excuses to get behind the wheel of these luxury vehicles.

Audi RS5 Sport Seats
Audi engineers its seats...

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Bear Down!
Jim McFarlin | September 13, 2012

With star quarterback Jay Cutler healthy, a happy Matt Forte under contract, dazzling wide receiver Brandon Marshall now on the roster and a defensive unit that can only be described as monstrous, da Bears appear poised for a serious run at the NFC...

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Go Lueste!
Matt Lee | September 13, 2012

Ask many Chicagoans if they’ve ever been to Heart of Italy and you’re likely to get a quizzical look and asked, “You mean Taylor Street?”

“No, no, no,” you begin to explain…

Truthfully, they can...

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Sweet Spot
Matt Lee | September 13, 2012

For an actor it doesn’t get much better than Tennessee Williams, and for Tennessee Williams it doesn’t get much better than the character of Alexandra Del Lago in Sweet Bird of Youth. World-weary movie star Del Lago is picked up by...

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Upper Crust
Steve Dolinsky | September 13, 2012

In terms of timeless questions in our culinarily blessed metropolis, the stakes just do not get any higher: Who makes the best pizza in town? While a definitive answer to Chicago’s greatest philosophical conundrum may never exist, we checked...

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Hot Plates
Lisa Shames | July 10, 2012

We love a seasonal menu as much as the next guy, but there’s something to be said for eating—again and again—a terrific signature dish. Here, eight of our Chicago favorites.

Basque Cake
The Bristol, 2152...

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Model Citizen
Matt Lee | July 10, 2012

She’s Chicago’s hottest export ever! OK, so Cindy Crawford isn’t actually from Chicago—she was born and raised in DeKalb. But the woman who defines the word “supermodel” did get her start in the city,...

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Fast Company
Margaret Sutherlin | July 10, 2012

What we drive can say a lot about us. The real poetry in the man-machine relationship, though, happens when a lucky car guy is able to land his dream ride, whether it’s a restored classic with a great personal story behind it or a modern...

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