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Winter in Chicago wears out its welcome right around the time the temps get brutal enough to make us lose the feeling in our extremities. And, on the days you simply can’t bear to bundle up, there’s only one thing to do: Curl up with a good book, of course!
Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of reading material that will have you vicariously living through protagonists of both the fictional and non-fictional varieties. Written by local authors who make some not-so-subtle references to their Windy City inspirations (Chicagoans might recognize Lancaster's nod to Trader Joe's "Two-Buck Chuck," Bertsche's friend-date at English bar in River North, or Anshaw's mention of alt-weeklies Newcity and Chicago Reader), these tomes all ensure you won’t need to set foot outdoors to be ensconced in all your old, familiar surroundings. So, crack open those spines. The city is your oyster.
Mirrors. They're like frenemies: impossible to avoid in life and sometimes just so spiteful. They can twist and stretch you in all the wrong spots. How do you really know if a mirror is a good one? This was actually a question one of our editors raised during a meeting. So, we asked interior designer and read
While Leonard Nimoy is best known for playing the original Spock on Star Trek and later establishing The
Nimoy Foundation, the recently deceased 83-year-old was also a gifted photographer.
has been exhibited around the world, and in 1997, he released a provocative
photography book called The Full Body read