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Six Hot Beach Reads For Summer

Summer is time for breaking out your bathing suits and hitting the beach. Whether you’re craving a thriller or tearjerker, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book for every afternoon spent in the sun. Throw one of these page-turners in your beach bag and prepare to lose yourself.

06/23/2014

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Best Local Bookstores In Chicago

From used bookstores to finding just the right place to get children’s books, the Chicago area has plenty of independent bookstores to visit.

06/23/2014

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Best Summer Movies For Kids

Instead of panicking and sending your kids to nearest summer camp you can find, why not enjoy a few summer blockbusters?

06/16/2014

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Best Upcoming Summer Charity Events In Chicago

There is no better feeling than giving back to others and these upcoming summer charity events in Chicago are a great way to give back to the community.

06/16/2014

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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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Best New Books For Summer Reading 2014

Whether you’re picnicking in the park, laying out at the beach, or grilling in your backyard, there’s something about summer’s steaming hot days that make you yearn for a great story. Our sister company Simon & Schuster has got you covered with six smart, entertaining, page turners that will keep you reading all summer long. Watch out – you just might be tempted to devour these in one sitting!

06/16/2014

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Chicago Street Festival Guide: June

Festival season is in full swing. Here’s a roundup of music, art and street festivals taking place in June throughout the city.

06/12/2014

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Historic Walking Tours Of Chicago

Sometimes it’s fun to cobble together a walking tour of diverse places that capture the heart of the big city.

06/09/2014

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Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

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Best Summer 2014 Craft Fairs In Chicago

Find new artwork for your home while enjoying food, music and more at these five Chicago-area craft fairs.

06/02/2014

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Best Advice Books For The Recent Grad

Finding the perfect gift for a recent graduate, be from college or high school, can be tricky. Why not give a little advice mixed in with life lessons they can learn from, with these books from our sister company Simon & Schuster.

05/29/2014

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Best Museums For Dates In Chicago

Taking in a museum on a date gives you talking points beyond the trite astrological sign and six degrees of school or city separation.

05/26/2014

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Best Children’s Bookstores In Chicago

Help your child find the right book by checking out these bookstores for children in the Chicago area.

05/19/2014

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Best Patriotic Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day

Families can preserve the sanctity of Memorial Day while maintaining hope for the future and joy in the present. No matter what state you call home, there are many ways to mark the day.

05/12/2014

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Art Lovers In Chicago

The art-related organizations listed here depend on their volunteers to aid in their success. Here you will find the five best volunteer opportunities for art lovers in Chicago.

05/12/2014

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Best Kids Art Classes In Chicago

Anytime is a great time for youngsters to express themselves through art. But when school lets out for summer vacation, kids have more time to try a fun art medium such as clay or film making. Chicago is rich in camps and classes with an art focus.

05/05/2014

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Best Indie Movie Theaters In Chicago

Whether you like to watch the latest blockbusters or just want to see a favorite classic, skip the larger theaters and consider checking out these five indie movie theaters in Chicago.

04/28/2014

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Book Gift Ideas For Mom On Mother’s Day

These books from Simon & Schuster will make the perfect gift for any mom this Mother’s Day.

04/27/2014

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Best 2014 Summer Festivals In Chicago

With all of the festivals taking place in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, there is something for everyone almost every summer weekend.

04/21/2014

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Biggest Celebrity Sports Fans

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The People Of Pitchfork Music Festival

People attending Pitchfork Music Festival on July 18th, 2014.

The badass British songstress Kate Nash stopped by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage on Friday, November 2nd to jam and give a quick chat.

Kate Nash Live At CBS Radio’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage

The badass British songstress Kate Nash stopped by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage on Friday, November 2nd to jam and give a quick chat.

Alternative View At The 70th Venice International Film Festival

Esquire Dubs Scarlett Johansson ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

For the second time, Esquire named Scarlett Johansson the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive.’

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