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  • Furry Friends bond over bowling

    Furry Friends bond over bowling
    The Lake Area Furry Friends bowl twice a month. They have bowled together almost 10 years. By this point, their routine is established: They meet for dinner at the Patio restaurant in Lombard; then they head over to the Tivoli Bowl in Downers Grove; and...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
  • 5 myths about being deaf

    5 myths about being deaf
    In a "Project Runway" season where fights between contestants raged for hours, one of the finalists took refuge in what some would consider a disability: being deaf. Justin LeBlanc would turn down the volume on his cochlear implant or completely...
  • Everybody's a curator

    Everybody's a curator
    You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so. Therefore you curate movies. You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music. I don't have a...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs

    Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs
    Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright? Maybe those are the wrong questions....
  • 'Project Runway' real talk with Justin LeBlanc

    'Project Runway' real talk with Justin LeBlanc
    Santino, Mondo, Uli, Christian and, of course, WENDY PEPPER. Since its inception in 2004, “Project Runway” has been about so much more than great fashion—it’s also brought us some great characters. Though this is entertainment,...
  • Portrait of this artist begins on city bus

    Portrait of this artist begins on city bus
    The other day I met with cartoonist Daniel Clowes. We walked around the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which just opened a major new retrospective of his work. Clowes is thin and somber, with graying temples and the look of a stoic Midwestern...
  • Drawing inspiration from the past

     Drawing inspiration from the past
    For the last couple of weeks, Chicago artist Garland Martin Taylor has been at Yale University making presentations to curators whose museums have artifacts predating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. His lectures have been on ways to...
  • Sighting: The Rolling Stones do Chicago

    Sighting: The Rolling Stones do Chicago
    The Rolling Stones wrapped up the last of their three shows at the United Center last week and are preparing for two shows this week in Boston, where it's a safe bet that the band members will try the local cuisine and kiss up to the crowd by lending...
  • Angel Olsen needs videos

    Angel Olsen needs videos
    Angel Olsen is leaving. She is 26, a St. Louis transplant who has lived in Chicago for a few years, and now she is moving on. She would not say where she is moving to (on the record), but she would say that she needs more calm in her life, more nature....
  • On the trail of art

    On the trail of art
    The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
  • Heather Becker, Conservation Center CEO

    Heather Becker, Conservation Center CEO
    When superstorm Sandy swamped the East Coast last year, Heather Becker's crew performed triage in a warehouse outside of New York City as 2,000 pieces of artwork poured in from private and corporate collections. And now calls are trickling in from...