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A Dog-Friendly Guide to New York City

Travels with Quigley began as a passion project dedicated to revisiting the classic John Steinbeck travelogue, “Travels with Charley” — but featuring Quigley, my rescue dog. In the nearly two years since our first...
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Me vs. the Map: Why Road-tripping Across the U.S. Is Patriotic

The rain is pouring down like I’m under a damn waterfall, and it feels as though all the wind in the world has come together in conspiracy. Each new gust catches the broad sides...
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Broad Stripes, Bright Stars, Mixed Emotions: The Impacts of the Fourth of July

While I was growing up, the Fourth of July was nothing but a chance to celebrate my country. Every year, my mom bought me an Old Navy t-shirt printed with an American flag. My...
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Q&A with Mural Artist Timothy Goodman

Timothy Goodman’s words are all over the place — literally. His thoughtful sayings and textual murals adorn walls in major cities like New York and Hong Kong, are featured on his highly celebrated Instagram...
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A Note in Every Town: In Conversation with Noah Wisch

At first listen, Noah Wisch’s original song “Sidewalks” sounds like any other ukulele tune — it’s leisurely and relaxing, evoking an island breeze as it washes over you with its soothing strums. But pay...
Silhouette in the Observation Deck of the Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois

A Tour of West Chicago with Tom Simmermaker

In the summer of 2014, Tom Simmermaker took the Amtrak to Chicago from his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. He and his friend Paul traveled to the city for 10 days of intensive study...

An Instagrammer’s Guide to Chicago

Who knew that the Windy City was also such a photogenic one? From the Majestic Mile to Chicago’s namesake theater, this midwestern city packs a whole lot of architectural intrigue and natural beauty within...

6 Chicago Neighborhoods You Should Visit

Visitors to Chicago may be a bit overwhelmed when they find out that there are over 200 neighborhoods in the Windy City (we certainly were!). While the city offers an abundance of enclaves that...

A Guide to Sports in Chicago

When it comes to sports, Chicago has a long, proud history. The city is home to franchises in the four major American sports (football, basketball, baseball, and hockey) — all of which have been...

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