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Visiting a World Class Museum in a Pandemic

I’ve wanted to go to the Art Institute of Chicago for some time. Just yesterday, I finally got the chance — during a pandemic, of course. There’s always something surreal about a world class...
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Why Food Justice is Important to Understand During Black Business Month

What is Food Justice?  Though it’s a large movement, food justice generally refers to holistic efforts towards increasing the access to healthy food in communities that have historically faced barriers to finding fresh and affordable...
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Analog Photography: Authenticity in an Age of Loss

Let me take you back to 2018. After discovering my interest in photography, my grandmother tells me that she’s coming to visit with a gift, and an attached caveat: don’t get your hopes up,...
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Mini LGBTQ Guide to Chicago

A lot of history has unfolded in Chicago, one of America’s most iconic cities whose residents have always been proud of who they are. This is true of no one more than the local...
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10 Shoulder Season Destinations to Explore This Year

And just like that, peak season has come to an end. Around the world, travelers have returned home and resumed their everyday lives, keeping incredible memories and wanderlust-inducing photos as their souvenirs. We hope you...

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...

A Guide to Chicago’s Live Music Scene

Music has long been part of Chicago’s colorful and diverse identity. For years, the city has been home to artists of all genres, particularly in the blues community, though it’s also the birthplace of...

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