Nature, art, and community in Chicago’s backyard
If you like Frank Lloyd Wright, alpacas, and Ulysses S. Grant, here are some spots to check out this summer.
There are plenty of reasons to visit a burial ground besides paying respects to a loved one.
Recycled Records features 30,000 records for as little as $2 each, but its owners are ready to move on.
Visit Newfields, as the museum and its grounds are now known, and decide for yourself.
A “Dream House” designed by Frank Lloyd Wright also makes the trip to Wisconsin unforgettable.
Head west for quaint townships and lush landscapes.
The Chicago School is alive and well—300 miles south of the city.
Stops on the Underground Railroad, an urban cheese factory, and an eye-popping Hindu temple are among Crystal Dyer’s road-trip recommendations.
By farming trees, Michael Johnson sustains the landscape he’s made his name photographing.
Theron Denson is the world’s only African-American Neil Diamond impersonator.
This hilltop theater in Spring Green, Wisconsin–40 miles west of Madison and a stone’s throw from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and House on the Rock–presents five classic plays under the stars each season. As usual the lineup is heavy on the Bard, with Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, and Timon of Athens […]
Don’t have a ticket to Madison’s sold-out Great Taste of the Midwest? Head east to Ypsilanti instead. The Michigan Brewers Guild throws two beer fests a year in Ann Arbor’s grubbier sister city, one in winter and one in summer; this year’s July festival will feature more than 120 beers from 30 or so Michigan […]
The 35th annual Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering promises a jam-packed weekend of bluegrass, folk, gospel, and down-home country music. Highlights include Portland, Oregon, “supergroup” the Foghorn Stringband and punk refugees the Forge Mountain Diggers. It kicks off Friday night with a set by the Kountry Kernals, a group of local performers–some of whom have played at […]
Now in its fifth year, this massive garage sale stretches along State Route 75 in northern Illinois from Rockton (off I-90 north of Rockford) west to tiny Dakota. More than 300 residents open their junk drawers, basements, garages, and barns to thousands of shoppers, and each of the seven participating towns along the route promises […]