A Pug Party, Takashi Murakami at the MCA, and more of the month’s top events.
Category: Summer Guide
The best things to do in Chicago for August 2017
Chance the Rapper at the Bud Billiken Parade, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest, and more of the month’s top events.
The best things to do in Chicago for July 2017
The Chosen Few Picnic, Tour de Fat, and more of the month’s top events.
Get the f*ck outta here: The Road Trips Issue 2017
A pilgrimage to Prince’s Minneapolis, a quest for enlightenment in “Silicorn Valley,” a freight-hopping-free trip to the Hobo Capital of America, and more stories of midwest exploration
Frank Lloyd Wright is a big man on the SC Johnson campus
As sesquicentennial celebrations of Wright’s birth ramp up, two of the architect’s most notable commercial creations should beckon buffs to Racine, Wisconsin.
How a tiny town in Iowa became ‘Silicorn Valley’
Fairfield, Iowa, is an unlikely hub for Transcendental Meditation and enlightened capitalism.
Passenger rail in and around Chicago is becoming more bike friendly
Policy changes at Amtrak and the South Shore Line are making it more possible to pedal to neighboring states and take the train back.
A freight-hopping-free trip to the Hobo Capital of America
For more than 100 years, Britt, Iowa, has feted the nation’s traveling workers during the Hobo Days festival.
A beach read doesn’t have to be as light and fluffy as the sand
Add some weight to your summer lit list with new books by Chicago-based or Chicago-adjacent authors.
Fire hydrants offer the promise of a lake on every corner
But open them at your own risk.
Palmisano Park provides uncommon sanctuary from the busy city streets
Mount Bridgeport and the surrounding land offer a needed escape.
Searching for lovable losers? Sixteen-inch softball is the answer
The Cubs curse is broken, but there’s still a way to recapture the spirit of those languid losing days.
How to get on a boat during the summer in Chicago
Especially if you don’t own one (or know someone who knows someone who does)
The summer guide for Chicago dog owners
The top dog-friendly places and activities for your canine
The Chicago moviegoer’s guide to bucking summer blockbusters
Skip the popcorn movies in favor of a season full of dynamic screenings.