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On Defense
Jim McFarlin | July 10, 2012

There are tough guys, and then there’s Ran Nakash. Nakash, 34, is not only a top 10-ranked professional cruiserweight boxer, he’s also the chief commander and head instructor of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Krav Maga instructional division....

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Wrecking Crew
Rebecca Taras | July 10, 2012

The water is crisp—but thanks to the wet suit you just shimmied into you’ll be just fine. From attaching your BC (that’s buoyancy compensator) to checking your regulator (because breathing is good), you’re all set for a...

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On a Roll
Matt Lee | July 10, 2012

Soccer is heating up in Chicago. With several key acquisitions, Frank Klopas enjoying his first full season as head coach and an energized fan base, the Chicago Fire is poised for success. We caught up with the team’s owner, Andrew Hauptman, to discuss the...

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Good Grammer?
Rebecca Taras | July 10, 2012

Even with Chicago’s history of colorful mayors, it’s fair to say that Tom Kane takes the cake as the most outrageous personality to ever preside over City Hall. The fictional “Man on Five” played by Kelsey Grammer in the hit...

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Go Big
Matt Lee | July 10, 2012

“Would you like another spa service tomorrow?” asks Jenn Brenneman, the affable manager of Three Forks Ranch Lodge.

I sip my thigh-sized cranberry and vodka, gaze at the roaring fire and seriously consider it. On one hand, I think, my eyes drifting...

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The Italian Job
Nate Chapnick | July 10, 2012

A Ferrari as your everyday ride? Sounds like a pipe dream, but with the arrival of the FF, Ferrari’s first all-wheel-drive supercar, the rules have changed. This day-to-day thrill machine is powered by a spine-tingling 6.3-liter V12...

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The Ring Master
Scott Huvers | July 10, 2012

Elijah Wood could be forgiven for feeling a tad schizophrenic this year.

Professionally, that is. The 31-year-old actor’s putting the “multi” in multifaceted with a packed slate of diverse projects that each show off a...

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The Visionary
Matt Lee | March 15, 2012

Chicago owes Tony Karman a big thank you. A 30-year veteran of the Chicago arts scene and former director of Art Chicago, Karman is the founder and president of new contemporary art fair Expo Chicago, running Sept. 20-23 (...

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True to Form
Lisa Shames | March 15, 2012

With a nine-course menu that included fermented sausage, prawn cake, salted duck egg, wild catfish braised in caramel sauce and beef cheek curry, you’d think the most stressful part of the opening night of Next restaurant’s Thai menu last...

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Ay Carrera!
Nate Chapnick | March 15, 2012

It is arguably the most iconic global sports car ever built. Since the 911’s introduction in 1963, Porsche has made countless small improvements to the car, an approach to design that’s more evolutionary than revolutionary. Now in its...

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On Top of the World
Diana Tychsen | March 15, 2012

Oprah, you’re about to be trumped. The 14,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, top-floor penthouse in Trump Tower has everyone waiting with bated breath to see who will move in. And with a cool $30 million price tag, it...

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Strings Attached
Margaret Sutherlin | March 15, 2012

It’s been clear since she was a child that violinist Stephanie Jeong was destined for great things, but few could have imagined the beautiful symmetry of her career arch. Jeong, 25, was raised in Northbrook. At 10, she became one...

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