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Blame the Messenger
An ageless classic for modern life
Cocktail rings for statements and causes
Not Just a Blend
The science of fabrics and how it affects how we play
Clear Your Mask
A look at diving watches—the legends, the new ones and the affordable
At North Avenue Beach this summer, wade in the classics
Sustainable style sticks to the standbys while becoming chic
The style world turns over a new one and rediscovers element 79.
Pamela Ditmer McKuen covers the statement necklace.
Chicago's Fashion Industry
Steve Rosengard Design, Elise Bergman, Price Walton, Jill Alberts Jewelry and Joelle Nadine Design, LLC
Neck and Neck
This fall’s race for the trendiest neckwear is all about being bold.
The Demise of the Toboggan Run
Even if the snow does fall this season, there's no use anxiously anticipating a ride down a toboggan run. All toboggan slides in Cook County are closed indefinitely.
Barack Obama: Under the Lights
The first-ever Barack Obama magazine cover
Gift Books for Econ Lovers
Understanding economists and joining their conversations
And the Pursuit of Happiness
Can money really buy happiness—or at least rent it?
The Private Public Life of Ed Burke
Though only 61, Alderman Ed Burke, the king of a ward inherited from his father, is a relic of old Chicago politics.