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Talking Points • This month’s conversation starters
Changing Course • Activists fought for an elected school board in Chicago for decades. It’s finally happening — so now what?
Girlhoods Reconsidered • Dawn Turner chronicles the moments when paths split in Three Girls From Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood.
Original Rainbow Home • A Printers Row penthouse with a colossal skylight hits the market.
Word Art • Hip-hop historian BboyB guides us through three of the stops you’ll see on Graffiti & Gears, the new bike tour he coleads through Logan Square.
Evanston Drama Teacher vs. Critical Race Theory • Alawsuit filed by a middle school instructor brings the Fox News–stoked debate over antiracist education to the North Shore.
Nailed It • A Pilsen-based polish line offers hues to complement every skin tone.
Home Chic Home • Find a touch of San Francisco in Glencoe.
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Angela Chaudhari • Surgeon, super sleeper, squat master
Balkan Wave • The food of this European region, which spans from Slovenia to Greece, is surging in Chicago.
Next-Gen Jamaican • The Lee brothers serve twists on rasta pasta and other family recipes at their new restaurant.
The Hot List • 10 places everyone’s talking about (in order of heat)
Past and Presence • A bold design and two eye-catching conservatories give a Lincoln Park oldster a new lease on life.
Add Some Splash • Why go white when you can give your wet areas some whimsy? Try these eye-popping patterned tiles for kitchens or bathrooms.
How Do I Create More Space for Spices? • Two interior designers on how to maximize storage from A (anise) to Z (za’atar)
The Longest Day • Twenty years ago this month, I was one of the first military pilots in the air over the burning twin towers. It was my first day on the job.
GREAT ESCAPES • 9 LONG-WEEKEND ROAD TRIPS, ALL WITHIN A 6-HOUR DRIVE
BOLD MOVES • OVERSIZE KNITS, MIXED PATTERNS, AND UNEXPECTED SHAPES ANCHOR THE RETURN OF FASHION THIS FALL. THE ULTRACHIC DANCERS FROM THE JOFFREY BALLET GIVE US A MASTER CLASS ON HOW TO TAKE COMFORT INTO THE COOL ZONE.
How the Joffrey Company Spent the Pandemic
WHAT HAPPENED TO TIMMOTHY PITZEN? • A decade ago, his mother took him out of school for a three-day spree. Afterward, she killed herself. And the boy disappeared.
Lots of Potential • The Chicago Architecture Biennial heads into the neighborhoods to reimagine vacant spaces in underserved communities.
Liz Phair • The singer-songwriter, 54, on her sudden fame, using her sexuality, and why she practices saying her own name