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New Restaurant Roundup: April

We’ve rounded up some of the most notable Chicago openings of the past few months so you can better focus your dining energy.

04/04/2012

Rashid Johnson, How ya like me now, 2010 Persian rug, gold embroidery, shea butter, 7 x 102 1/2 x 143 1/2 in. (18 x 280.5 x 364.5 cm) Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin. Image courtesy of the artist(credit: mcachicago.org)

April Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for April.

03/26/2012

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Cocktail Of The Month: Treetini

One of Potter Lounge’s excellent cocktails, the Treetini, isn’t just a nicely balanced sip—when you order one, Illinois-based sustainability company Live It Green plants a tree in an area of the world where it’s most needed, like India or Brazil. Patrick Hoyne, the mixologist at Potter’s Lounge, shared his Treetini recipe so you can make one at home…

03/21/2012

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Museum Of Contemporary Photography Explores ‘The Limits Of Photography’

When you look at a painting or drawing, you’re not surprised when you see artwork that’s abstract or presents a spin on its subject. But with photography, there’s the sense that what you’re seeing is an accurate depiction of the world. However, that’s not always the case—a show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, “Limits of Photography,” explores what happens when artists challenge the medium and manipulate it in compelling ways.

03/19/2012

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‘MythBusters’ Comes To Museum Of Science And Industry

Unless you work in the science field, chances are your days of conducting cool experiments are over. Go back to class with “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition,” which opens March 15 at the Museum of Science and Industry.

03/12/2012

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New Restaurant Roundup: March

With new restaurants opening seemingly every day, how are you supposed to keep track of them all? We’ve rounded up some of the most notable Chicago openings of the past few months so you can better focus your dining energy.

03/07/2012

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Genghis Khan Invades Chicago: Interview With The Field Museum’s Tom Skwerski

Genghis Khan has an oft-misunderstood legacy. The ruthless Mongol emperor drastically expanded his 12th and 13th century Asian empire through force — but along the way introduced passports and a postal system, among other innovations. “Genghis Khan,” a new show at the Field Museum running through September 3, takes a look at the ruler through an exhibit of artifacts ranging from jewelry and silk robes to weapons and religious relics — and even a mummy…

03/05/2012

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March Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for March.

02/27/2012

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By Design: Interview With Jay Michael

Decorating your space on a budget can be a daunting task, but Jay Michael of Estate Properties knows how to spruce up even the smallest rooms. He rehabs apartment buildings in the city, then rents them out. Michael recently caught up with CBSChicago.com to talk about his design background, what inspires him, and offer tips for freshening up your space, whether it’s a rental or not…

02/20/2012

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Drink Of The Month: Big Star’s Champurrado

You’ve been to Big Star for awesome tacos and other Mexican dishes, now swing by the Wicker Park joint for champurrado, a warming chocolate drink. CBSChicago.com recently caught up with Justin Large, chef de cuisine at Big Star, to learn how to make the drink at home.

02/15/2012

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For The Love Of Comics: Interview With Cartoonist Aaron Renier

Chicago-based cartoonist Aaron Renier has been illustrating stories written by himself and others for years. The author of The Unsinkable Walker Bean, Renier’s latest project is an illustrated edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper for Scout Books. He recently talked with CBSChicago.com about his work…

02/13/2012

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New Restaurant Roundup: February

With new restaurants opening seemingly every day, how are you supposed to keep track of them all? We’ve rounded up some of the most notable Chicago openings of the past few months so you can better focus your dining energy.

02/08/2012

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‘Exposure’ At The Art Institute Showcases Emerging Artists

In Exposure, the fourth show in a series of contemporary work by the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, Matt Keegan, Katie Paterson, and Heather Rasmussen each explore photography in a different way. While the three photographers present various subjects and themes, their work can be taken together as a way to see how the medium is being used in contemporary art.

02/06/2012

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2 Sparrows: Best New Breakfast Spot

Move over brunch — breakfast has been taking off in Chicago over the past few months, meaning you don’t have to wait until the weekend for creative morning dishes. One of the best new spots is 2 Sparrows, which opened in Lincoln Park in October.

02/01/2012

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February Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out this quick guide to our five can’t-miss picks for February.

01/30/2012

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Spencer Finch’s ‘Lunar’ Illuminates Chicago

The strange object that sits on top of the Art Institute of Chicago looks like it comes from another world. It resembles an insect, with a ball in the middle, two solar panels sticking out from the sides like wings, and three legs anchoring it to the ground. The object is an installation by artist Spencer Finch called “Lunar” and it’s completely surreal set against the Chicago skyline…

01/23/2012

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New Restaurant Roundup: January

With new restaurants opening seemingly every day, how are you supposed to keep track of them all? We’ve rounded up some of the most notable Chicago openings of the past few months so you can better focus your dining energies.

01/18/2012

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Spotlight On dance(e)volve: New Works Festival

Dancers usually perform works by outside choreographers, but at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, company members create dances for each other. The dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 (a training company for six dancers between the ages of 18 and 25) stepped up to the challenge, and the results are on view during the danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, held January 19 to 22 and January 26 to 29 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

01/16/2012

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Happy Hour At The Florentine

When five o’clock hits and you don’t want to go straight home, happy hour is the perfect solution. Skip sugary bombs and limp wings and check out our monthly pick for an affordable, delicious happy hour.

01/11/2012

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‘Re: Chicago’ At New DePaul Art Museum

The new three-story, 15,200 square foot DePaul Art Museum opened in mid-September, bringing a large, beautiful art space to Lincoln Park. The Museum itself is a beautiful space, with light woods, airy rooms, and large windows that let sun stream in. To kick things off, the Museum is showing “Re: Chicago,” an exhibit of work by Chicago artists that serves as a great introduction to the city’s present and past art history…

01/09/2012

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