Sheldon Kurtz

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How to use the 'rule of thirds' to take more striking photos with your iPhone

Luckily, the iPhone has the option to turn on this grid so that you don't have to estimate where the lines fall while taking your photo. Until you …

Staff Picks: What's the Best Hot Dog in Chicago?

GalleryStaff Picks: What's the Best Hot Dog in Chicago?<p>When it comes to hot dogs, Chicagoans have opinions. We care where they are made, who serves them, and what tops them. We will drive all over the city to satisfy a craving, passing lesser stands that just aren't quite good enough. This might …

'Chicago PD,' 'Chicago Fire' Spinoff, Picked Up By NBC

NBC has picked up "Chicago PD," a spinoff of "Chicago Fire," the network announced Friday.<p>Rumors first started flying that a "Chicago Fire" spinoff was in the works at NBC in March.<p>Check out NBC's description of the show below:<p>"District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two …

UpNext Releases Impressive 3D Mapping App for iPad

Mapping company UpNext has released a new iPad app with its 3D mapping technology. The app shows uses points of interest and friends Foursquare check-ins to help users navigate on a 3D representation of close to 50 cities. TechCrunch, writing about the app, says:<p>I am seriously impressed. The …

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

See the 2018 schedule below. Tickets will be available on Ticketmaster soon.<p>Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the …

Condo winner at Trump Chicago tower

$9 for a 3-Day Pass from the Chicago Transit Authority ($20 Value)

What You'll Get<p>While a rolling stone gathers no moss, it does gather those travel stickers you see plastered all over steamer trunks in old movies. …

Shakespeare goes to Gotham City

A radio ad for the Goodman Theatre's <i>Measure for Measure</i> calls it "rare"—not because theater companies tend to avoid staging this dark, unruly …

Architectural Photos of Chicago's Magnificent Mile

A few weeks ago I signed up for an Instagram account for Chicago Detours. I had already had a personal one, which I decided I would keep to private …

Mike Royko, One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko, excerpt

"In his day…Royko was one of the most respected and admired people in the business, by readers and colleagues alike.… Royko was as gritty and real as …

Burberry building review: Plaid bad on Michigan Avenue

<i>It's a decorated shed. That's what authors of the seminal book, “Learning From Las Vegas,” would call the new Burberry at North Michigan Avenue and Ontario Street. It fits. What does it mean? The book's architect authors, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour, might put it better,</i> …

A Forgotten History: Chicago Cable Cars

<i>Greg Borzo, author of</i> Chicago Cable Cars <i>(The History Press, 2012), joins the blog for a guest post today:</i><p>When most people hear “cable car” they think …

Chicago Architecture of Private Club Buildings

A while ago I dug into the architecture of private club buildings for a class, simply titled “Skyscrapers,” for my MA in the Humanities at the …

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Flipboard 2.0 Hits the App Store: ‘Faster, More Visual, and Easier to Navigate!’

Flipboard released a major 2.0 update for their popular iOS app today, adding an impressive new feature for creating personalized magazines on any …