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Artist Max Guy is off to see the Wizard with his first solo show.
Art Institute Curators Share Their Favorite Cezanne Works
A major retrospective tracks Cezanne’s influence beyond impressionism.
King James Shows How Sports Help Us Express Ourselves
Rajiv Joseph’s new Steppenwolf play views friendship through the lens of fandom.
The MCA Gets a Fresh Set of Eyes
René Morales and a new team of curators hope to deepen the MCA’s ties with local artists.
Joe Shanahan and Katie Tuten
Chicagoans of the Year 2021
The Chicago Architecture Biennial Takes a Fresh Approach
Architects and designers are heading into the neighborhoods to reimagine vacant spaces in underserved communities.
5 best family day trips from Branson, Missouri
It’s worth your time to venture beyond Branson’s borders
Museums Are Reopening. But Will They Ever Be the Same?
Science and nature exhibits are rife with buttons to press, touchscreens to swipe, and levers to pull — all the high-touch activities we’re meant to be avoiding.
Fisher & Paykel Brings New Zealand Design to Kitchens Worldwide
The appliance brand Fisher & Paykel is a household name in New Zealand, as well as one of the top employers in Auckland, the island nation’s largest city. Yet the company’s story began with American products.
Oculus' Peter Bristol Talks Comfortable VR & Adjustable Chandeliers
Bristol’s hyper-diverse CV includes ergonomic Microsoft mice, spider-like lighting fixtures, and the first consumer-available virtual reality system.
Alexandre Touguet Lives for the Prototype Phase
Based in suburban Paris, Alexandre Touguet calls himself an “industrial and digital designer.”
Plans for a New Dinner Circus Reveal a Hidden Theater in the Loop
… and its history as the site of various cultish lectures
Chicagoist Helped Make the Media Landscape that Chance the Rapper Hates
If he wants to stop the eagle-eye coverage of his every move, the rapper will need a better model than hyperlocal news aggregator.
Face of the ’Hood: Jonathan Zaragoza, Archer Heights
28, chef at Birrieria Zaragoza
This is what Chicago’s Oak Street Beach looked like in 1960
The city’s beaches were unofficially, but strictly, segregated by race.
The best places for hiking near Chicago
Get out and explore nature without even leaving city limits, or hop in the car and jaunt through nearby state parks
Then and Now: Pilsen street food
Go back in time with this vintage photo of a bygone Chicago food cart
The best whiskey bars in Chicago
Newfangled or Old Fashioned, on the rocks or neat, check out these bars for the city’s best whiskey lists.
Then and Now: Soho House Chicago
The private club and hotel began life as a leather tanning factory.
Top running clubs in Chicago
Whether you’re training for a marathon or just in it for finish-line beers, join up for encouragement and camaraderie
The best escape rooms Chicago has to offer
Save the White House or steal a treasure by teaming with friends to solve these escape room games in Chicago
Could an MLB expansion put the Cubs and Sox in the same division?
One expansion proposal could scrap the divide between the National and American Leagues in favor of geographically oriented divisions.
Face of the ’Hood: Stephanie Rybandt, Portage Park
35, owner of Fannie’s Cafe, Bakery and Boutique