Touring Chicago, Literati-Style
Literature Guides. 07/21/2009.
Want to be a writer? Dedicated reader? Walk a mile in these shoes.
Pack the Perfect Picnic
Dining Guides. 06/01/2009.
Tantalizing treats that'll wow any picnic basket.
Novels and Noshes
Literature Guides. 01/01/2009.
Five independent bookstores that have you skipping the big-box chains without giving up your latte.
Literature Guides. 01/01/2009.
When you've got a specific literary craving, book it to one of these specialty shops.
Dining Guides. 05/12/2008.
We've taste-tested our way across Chicagoland in pursuit of the best pastrami joints around.
Sweet Pie Perfection
Dining Guides. 05/02/2008.
Long overshadowed by fancier desserts, the humble pie deserves some respect, especially these wow-worthy wedges.
Island Hopping with an Appetite
Dining Guides. 03/11/2008.
Find your way to these restaurants, where you can feast on the Caribbean—sans the pricey flight.
Dining Guides. 08/13/2007.
Celebrate the Big Easy by feasting on its cuisine
Wright Tours Done Right
Untrapping Tourism. 08/13/2007.
A birthday-inspired trip to Oak Park fits in two Frank Lloyd Wright tours in one educational afternoon.
Goose Island Clybourn Brewery Tour
Take A Tour. 06/29/2007.
When it comes to beer, Goose Island invites you to stretch your mind while filling your belly.
Thoroughly Modern Mies
Take A Tour. 06/10/2007.
The Modern Skyscrapers Tour will leave your neck sore and your brain happy.
Korean Comfort Food
Dining Guides. 04/20/2007.
There's more to Korean cooking than do-it-yourself barbecue.
Best Eggs Bennys
Dining Guides. 04/04/2007.
Easter is as good a reason as any to feast on eggs.
Head West, Young Chicagoans
Take A Tour. 03/30/2007.
A gritty ride through the city's history and landscape.
Cheap Bastard Nadia Oehlsen
Ask The Expert. 03/05/2007.
Having a ball without spending a dime in Chicago.
Bingo at the Bar-o
Nightlife Guides. 02/26/2007.
Bingo makes a killer comeback with the pre-retirement crowd.
No Touching After Dark
A lit mag and a reading series equals a good time for telling the truth.
Arts and Words. 02/06/2007.
An eighth-generation circus performer shares his story in "Clown Without A Circus."
Hot Chocolate Heaven
Dining Guides. 01/29/2007.
Where to find a cup of nostalgia that goes way beyond Nestle.
Public Art, Personal Favorites
Ask The Expert. 01/24/2007.
Art and architecture critic Kevin Nance points his finger at some public art you should visit ASAP.
Stargazing at Adler Planetarium
Untrapping Tourism. 01/22/2007.
We bought astronaut ice cream and raced each other on planetary jigsaw puzzles...but left a little underwhelmed.
Lunchtime Know-It-All Dennis Foley
Ask The Expert. 01/08/2007.
This Chicago native knows every road in the city—and almost every lunch joint.
Ice Skating, Schmice Skating
Fitness Guides. 01/01/2007.
Bypass the stationary bike but keep your exercise indoors with these funky workouts.
Theater Guides. 01/01/2007.
This puppet artist and burlesque performer extraordinaire explains that her two passions share one stem.
Where To Write
Literature Guides. 01/01/2007.
Let's face it: Fitzgerald would have gotten nowhere if the strongest thing he was sipping was a frappuccino.
Truffles To Die For
Dining Guides. 12/11/2006.
You'll be saying "Hershey, who?" once you try these gourmet chocolates.
Dining Guides. 11/27/2006.
Top cooking schools test-driven by a not-top chef.
Wine Goddess Diana Hamann
Ask The Expert. 11/27/2006.
Pairing good wine with ethnic eats.
Eli's Cheesecake Factory Tour
Take A Tour. 11/20/2006.
Visiting the land of 12,000 cheesecakes.
An explosion of literary experimentation on Chicago's South Side.
Arts and Words. 11/06/2006.
The Women & Children First co-owner sounds off on the independent book scene and what you should be reading
Hip, Sober Halloween Happenings
Live Well. 10/31/2006.
Skip the rubber-spidered bar scene and head to one of these Halloween happenings instead.
Seats for a Song
Theater Guides. 10/30/2006.
Centerstage's guide to catching theater on the cheap.
In Search of Peace and Quiet
Ask The Expert. 10/30/2006.
The author of Chicago's 50 Best Places to Find Peace and Quiet fills us in on overlooked outdoor spots.
Chicago Supernatural Tour
Take A Tour. 10/23/2006.
Leave your goosebumps at home—this tour is long on distance, short on scares.
Navy Pier, Please!
Untrapping Tourism. 10/16/2006.
An inner-kid smorgasbord at this carnival by the lake.
Pizza Joints at the Top of Their Game
Ask The Expert. 10/02/2006.
International pizza expert Pat Bruno shares Chicago's best spots for regional pies.
Graceland Cemetery Tour
Take A Tour. 09/25/2006.
Skip the all-black garb and the heavy eyeliner. This tour is more about history than headstones.
Storytelling series blends wine, music and reading to the delight of diehard fans.
Ask The Expert. 09/18/2006.
Robert McDonald, co-author of A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago, shares his top five picks for dates beyond the tried-and-true.
Tea Comes Out of the Bag
Ask The Expert. 08/07/2006.
Susan Blumberg, author of All the Tea of Chicago, reveals her top five loose leaf tea spots.