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  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • Taking the less-known route

     Taking the less-known route
    If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it? The answer depends largely on the student. Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
  • Meet the first lady's secret style weapon

    Meet the first lady's secret style weapon
    By the time Barbara Tfank began designing for Michelle Obama in 2011, the intense focus on the first lady's fashion choices had relented. Which is one reason Tfank (pronounced tee-fank) remains a secret weapon even as Obama has worn Tfank's feminine...
  • Luxury buyers find options at Millennium

    Luxury buyers find options at Millennium
    Luxury real estate in downtown Chicago came roaring back in 2012, experiencing its best year since 2008. According to a recent report, sales of million-dollar homes rose by 15 percent last year, and while the rebound has been welcome news to sellers, it...
  • Big tote bags off stylish solutions

    Big tote bags off stylish solutions
    True story: I love an enormous tote bag. The other day, I was waiting for the elevator in my building and one of my neighbor fellows asked if I was leaving down for the weekend. "No," I replied. "Gym bag ..." In retrospect, I don't think my gym bag...
  • 'Maria de Buenos Aires' at Chicago Opera Theater: Tango opera spills blood instead of cliches

    'Maria de Buenos Aires' at Chicago Opera Theater: Tango opera spills blood instead of cliches
    Andreas Mitisek is only half-kidding when he says he's lost count as to exactly how many hats he will be sporting for the production of "Maria de Buenos Aires" his Chicago Opera Theater will open Saturday night at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance....
  • Riccardo Muti bids CSO arrivederci with rewarding program

    Riccardo Muti bids CSO <i>arrivederci</i> with rewarding program
    Famed virtuoso pianists of different generations are passing through the hallowed halls of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this week, giving the box office a jolt of starpower beyond what Riccardo Muti already has been providing. While we can only...
  • Put the pedal to the metal this spring

    Put the pedal to the metal this spring
    Every year during awards season -- or as I call it, the holidays -- you can pick out at least a few trends from watching what the stars wear. One of those trends is always "hot mess." You can always count on a few celebs to roll in wearing dresses that...
  • What to buy when you want too much

    What to buy when you want too much
    There is a fascinating new show on PBS called "Mr. Selfridge," all about the creator of what is effectively the modern department store. Selfridge traveled from his hometown of Chicago, Ill., all the way to London to try and introduce what was, at the...
  • Chen honors long-neglected composer

    Chen honors long-neglected composer
    A conductor who understands the challenges female musicians of color face is leading the first Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances this week of a work by a black woman composer who faced similar obstacles during her lifetime. Mei-Ann Chen chose as...
  • Tie dye is to die for the second time around

    Whenever a trend from a bygone era resurfaces, you have to proceed with caution. As a rule, no style will return exactly as it was worn in the past. It will be given a necessary modern twist to ensure that it is newly appealing and, much more...
  • Iconic can be affordable with these pieces

    Ever since I was a teenager, the occasional clothing purchase has prompted my mom to say, "I used to have that when I was your age!" If I recall, it started with colorful Lacoste polo shirts and the pairing of baby pink with kelly green, both of which...