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13 unusual things you should always pack when traveling

As fun as travel typically is, it can also be stressful. No matter how much you plan, in some way or another, there's always going to be some oversight. You'll inevitably leave behind your toothbrush or maybe your favorite shoes. Of course, you can often pick up menial things left at home when you …

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Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong coupon

Camilla Hudson wanted to use a manufacturer’s coupon at CVS on North Broadway on Friday night, but a manager who said he’d never seen a coupon like …

The best art exhibits to see in Chicago in June

It's easy to get lost in afternoons at the beach and a barrage of street festivals once summer arrives in Chicago, but there's plenty to see at …

The MCA is hosting an interactive celebration of Chicago footwork

The latest edition of the Museum of Contemporary Art's late-night Prime Time events series will celebrate footwork, a genre of electronic music and …

NPR's Summer Movie Guide: 27 Films Coming Your Way

Not so very long ago, everyone agreed when Summer Movie Season kicked off. There was no subjectivity involved. It was dictated by the calendar: Memorial Day weekend meant the arrival of the big tentpole movies that would proceed to bust blocks over the course of the sultry summer months. Simple.<p>But …

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Real Chicagoans share their go-to date night spots

Whether it's your first date or your 50th, choosing the perfect destination is never an easy charge. Are you looking for something laid-back and …

17 lakefront Airbnbs to rent for a summer getaway from Chicago

Lakefront Airbnbs near Chicago<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy Airbnb<p>The Summer House at the Lavender Farm in Fennville, MI<p>The fields of lavender surrounding …

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The best beer gardens in Chicago

When summer finally arrives in Chicago, there's no better place to spend a sunny afternoon than in a beer garden. While many of these outdoor …

Chicago best farmer’s markets: Location, dates, and more - Curbed Chicago

Find out when and where the best Chicago farmers markets are held with this map. From Logan Square to Daley Plaza and South Shore, here are 30 outdoor markets held throughout the week.<p>Whether you want to stroll through a low-key market tucked in the corner of the park or if you’re looking for a …

11 French Fries in Chicago That Are Out Of This World

Move over burgers, it’s time for French fries to get their own spotlight. With mornay and eggs and more, fries can be dressed up to be a star, or dressed down with a perfectly crispy shell and pillowy interior for a stellar presentation. Here are 11 fries that have stepped up from side dish status …

ACTIVATE will once again host pop-up parties in Loop alleys this summer

Come summer, Chicago's neighborhoods host hundreds of amazing street festivals, but it's not often that the Loop gets in on the action. The Chicago …

The best tacos in Chicago

Courtesy Carnitas Uruapan<p>Restaurants, Mexican<p>Tacos de carnitas at Carnitas Uruapan<p>Though you can find carnitas on many taqueria menus, I prefer …

9 food parts you should never throw away

If you're immediately tossing those leftover parts of fresh produce in the trash, you could be missing out on some powerful nutrients—and losing money in the process.

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The best movie screenings in Chicago in April

There’s much more to film in Chicago than new releases at the multiplex. The city is home to festivals of all sizes, from the Chicago International …

Everybody Gets Free Little Caesars Pizza Because the Craziest Thing Happened

Last week, Little Caesars promised to give away pizza “if crazy happens.” Specifically, Little Caesars said it would offer customers free lunch …

Three local spots offer a bevy of breakfast options

I might have to buy a lottery ticket because this month was another with three winning breakfasts. And when I’m a winner, so are you!<p>It’s hard to explain my joy and excitement when I find a restaurant that really cares about the guest experience and the food in equal parts. Nothing is haphazard. …

Chicago's best thrift stores for secondhand and resale shopping

1<p>Shopping, Thrift stores<p>Thrift & Thrive<p>When Melissa and Joseph Basilone moved to Portage Park in 2007 in the midst of the economic crisis, they knew …

The Swiss own millions of guns, but have barely any gun deaths — here's what they do differently from the US

Switzerland is a country of chocolate, cheese, cuckoo clocks, and lots of guns. Right? Not quite.<p>The Swiss have often been touted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a standout example of a country with little gun control and a homicide rate near zero.<p>Citizens of the country have even …

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Best Middle Eastern restaurants in Chicago

Chicago's best Middle Eastern restaurants run the gamut from hole-in-the-wall falafel joints like Taste of Lebanon to sunny sit-down restaurants like …

The best movie theaters in Chicago

Anyone who grew up watching <i>At the Movies</i> with Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel knows that Chicago loves movies. Whether it's the hottest new release, a …

10 Types Of Marijuana That Can Increase Your Appetite

It happens to the best of us: It’s Friday night, you’re Netflix and chillin’, catching up on your favorite show, while enjoying some QT alone. You’re …

10 things to do indoors in Chicago

Museums, Science and technology<p>Stargaze at the Adler Planetarium<p>Visitors of all ages will be filled with childlike wonder at the sight of the heavens …

8 travel trends to keep an eye on for 2018

At the Phocuswright Conference, a travel industry meeting recently held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, blockchain and artificial intelligence were touted as the flying cars and robot maids of the future. But the present looked alluring, too, with attention heaped on alternative lodging, beaches, …

The best barber shops in Chicago

If a hair salon seems too fussy, you'd probably feel more at home in a barber shop. The haircuts are speedy, the ribbing good-natured and the shaves …

10 awesome things to do alone in Chicago

There are plenty of amazing things to do in Chicago—especially when it comes to venturing out with groups or planning a romantic date night. But we …

Romantic places in Chicago to visit with that special someone

1<p>Rob Pongsajapan/Flickr<p>Things to do<p>Buckingham Fountain<p>With its four Art Deco-style seahorses, Georgia pink marble and light and music show, this …

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

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Denzel Washington-Endorsed Barbecue Opens on Wednesday in Woodlawn

As Americans search for reasons to be thankful this holiday week, a woman walking outside the soon to be open <b>Leon’s Barbecue</b> at 1528 E. 65th Street elatedly yelled the name of one person she appreciated: Denzel Washington. Leon’s, a 77-year-old chain, is opening on Wednesday in Woodlawn and the new …

Best restaurants in Bucktown and Wicker Park

Restaurants, Japanese<p>The Bento Box<p>With just a dozen seats and five main courses, this shoebox of a restaurant seems to traffic in smallness. But …

If you're just dumping a bunch of stuff into your slow cooker, you're doing it wrong

Let's face it: Slow cookers are popular, but dull. Mute. Kinda sleepy. Even on its highest setting (of three total), my six-quart All-Clad slow cooker doesn't simmer stock or sizzle diced shallots. Sometimes I'll reset it in the middle of cooking, just to hear that indifferent chirp. "She's not …