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Samuel Hunter, playwright at Victory Gardens, named MacArthur Fellow

Hunter is among 21 recipients of the “genius award,” including Mark Hersam, 39, of Northwestern University in Evanston, a materials scientist; Tami Bond, 50, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an environmental engineer; and Tara Zahra, 38, University of Chicago, a historian.

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Wallenda will walk tightrope across Chicago River in November

Nik Wallenda plans to walk an uphill tightrope across the Chicago River, between Marina City’s west tower and the Leo Burnett Building. After that, he will walk again, between Marina City’s west and east towers.

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      Alcohol infusions: Flavors to enhance your drink

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      Cucumber gin. Pear vodka. Honey whiskey. Mixers were once the only way to add new flavors into your favorite cocktail. Now, alcohol infusions allow you … Read More

      Meshell Ndegeocello finds ‘Comet’ a liberating ride

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      Though known for thematic albums, the singer-songwriter decided that for her new set, “I just wanted to make good songs.” Read More