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The Price of Fame • Paul Crump went from near-illiterate inmate to beloved author. But it only hurt his case for freedom.
An F for Hamburger U • How McDonald’s stumbled in the ’90s by rolling out a sophisticated sandwich.
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Talking Points • This month’s essential cocktail party fodder
From Unstop-a-Bulls to Miser-a-Bulls • How the inability to woo top free agents has turned a once-glorious franchise into an also-ran.
The Biscuit Man’s Manse • A Kenwood house that crackers built is teeming with rooms and history.
Monster Man • Kevin Byrne explains how he turns his Ravenswood house into a Halloween extravaganza.
Doing Open House Chicago Right • Because nobody has time to view 250-plus sites
The Truck Channeler • Children’s book author Sherri Duskey Rinker on finding inspiration in traffic jams
Winged Wonder • Meet the local insect celebrity whose curious living arrangement has naturalists enthralled.
Movie Strolls, Clocked • In Netflix’s new rom-com The Last Summer, two teens hit the Bean, Reckless Records in Wicker Park, Navy Pier, and other iconic spots in a single montage, measuring almost 20 miles if you map it out. Which we did. Here are some other cinematic geography compressors.
Curve Appeal • Midcentury modern furniture maker Knoll is an old name with a new address.
Clothes for Every Body • A size-inclusive, design-forward line arrives in Chicago.
Billy Dec’s Hatmaker • The nightlife impresario reveals where he gets his signature fedora.
James Lenger • Musician and actor, retired pentathlete, and octopus slinger
Elevated Essentials • Find special handmade dishware to suit your taste.
Be a Better Reader • EXPERT: Stephen Byer, founder of test-prep tutoring company Byer Educational Consulting
Rainbow Connection • Can a photo of my aura help guide the direction of my future?
Emerald City • Bright kelly green is perfect for lighting up drab fall days.
Indian New Wave • Superkhana International and a handful of other new restaurants are taking South Asian cuisine in fresh new directions.
Sips of Germany • Politan Row’s Sophie Burton offers an introduction to five spirits from Deutschland that you’re about to see everywhere.
Miso Marvel • FOR THIS SUMPTUOUS MAIN COURSE, Momotaro executive chef Gene Kato applies a traditional Japanese fish-curing technique to tender lamb chops, marinating the meat overnight in a mixture of red miso, sake, gochujang, and brown sugar, then broiling the chops until they’re caramelized and succulent.
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The Hot List • 10 places everyone’s talking about (in order of heat)
Nostalgia Act • The Alinea Group’s reimagining of a classic Midwestern supper club is an expensive but delicious homage.
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You’re Getting Very Sleepy • Actually, you’re not — you’re just being hypnotized by Marc St. Camille.
The SEASON of CULTURE • A highly curated guide to the fall happenings you won't want to miss
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