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  • Kick yourself and your gym fashion into shape

    Personal style goes beyond what you wear when you're actually going somewhere important. Sure, we all wear scrubs from time to time. But even when you're buying clothes to lounge around in, undergarments or even pajamas, they should be "you." For...
  • Singin' and shoppin' in the rain

    Singin' and shoppin' in the rain
    Some fashion and beauty choices come with the disclaimer, "If you're going to wear it, you have to own it." The fanny pack is a great example. Listen, we all see the appeal of tooling around town hands-free without a hundred-pound tote weighing us down....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Face your fear of bright nails

    Face your fear of bright nails
    Every time I go to get a manicure, I stare longingly at Essie's Where's My Chauffeur. The brand describes it as "an opulent turquoise," and I can't disagree. It is simply delightful. For three months I've been walking into nail salons, picking it up, and...
  • Your menswear summer shopping list

    Your menswear summer shopping list
    Today was the first reasonably warm day of the season, and the men of Chicago looked uncomfortable in their work attire. Summer is a delightful season, filled with beer gardens and music festivals and kickball pickup games. However, it's not a great time...
  • 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...
  • Fall music preview: Getting a sound classical education

    Fall music preview: Getting a sound classical education
    How many of you feel you need more grounding in some basic elements of classical music? Let's have a show of hands. I thought so! Some of you may simply want to know what distinguishes a symphony from a sonata, or what makes music “modern,”...
  • Man scalping tickets stabbed downtown near Lollapalooza

    Man scalping tickets stabbed downtown near Lollapalooza
    A 53-year-old man from Memphis was stabbed downtown outside the Lollapalooza music festival while trying to scalp tickets last night, according to police and the fire department. The man remains hospitalized in good condition late Saturday morning,...
  • Steppenwolf Theatre producer heads to Redmoon

    In a shuffling of artistic staffs, Rebecca Rugg, recently a producer at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is heading to Redmoon Theater, where she'll work on that recently re-energized company's Great Chicago Fire Festival. The Great Chicago Fire...
  • Winter dance preview: Special engagements liven scene

    Winter dance preview: Special engagements liven scene
    Special projects by hometown favorites and some intriguing visitors distinguish themselves in a busy calendar in dance as this season continues. Here are 10 engagements worth anticipating: Mummenschanz: The one-of-a-kind troupe, nominally based in...
  • 'Big Lake Big City' at the Lookingglass Theatre ★★

    'Big Lake Big City' at the Lookingglass Theatre ★★½
    “Big Lake Big City,” a wildly ambitious and staggeringly unwieldy new Keith Huff comedic pot-boiler set in a town near you, features such famous Chicago attractions as a county morgue wherein pathologists play golf with severed heads, a couple...