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10 Music Apps You Need To Download Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment

At this point, most people have downloaded Spotify, Pandora and Shazam on their smartphones. They are the three basic apps needed to stay musically re...

R&B Star Sevyn Streeter: 'Writing Lyrics Is Like Reading My Diary to the World'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.23.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I haven't always been that great at moving on from past relationships," Sevyn Streeter confesses, "And I don't think I'm the only one who's had that experience."

Chicago Gears Up for the James Beard Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The impact of so many great chefs and excellent restaurants can be felt by the James Beard Foundation announcing its nominees in Chicago, rather than New York.

The 'Bada Bing' of a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Popular culture references can be a shorthand way of conveying vivid images. In their own unique way, they can enrich the read, if they're not over-used. Incorporating the names of people, products, films and television shows within the story can bring immediacy to the narrative.

WATCH: Next Restaurant Introduces Vegan Menu With Cheeky Video

Posted 05.10.2013 | Chicago

Before Next restaurant launches a new menu, which happens every four months, a video usually previews the offerings to come. The last edition, The Hun...

The Pitfalls of Looking Next: 5 Tips to Living Happily in Your Marriage

Allison Pescosolido, M.A | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Allison Pescosolido, M.A

When looking forward becomes habitual, problems can start to develop. There is a reason that so many people (including grandparents, yoga instructors, self-help authors) tell you to live in the now. That's where happiness resides.

Creating a Legacy of Passion-Driven Education

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Demi Wetzel, Culture Manager and Global Facilitator at Startup Weekend The United States is home to one of the most static education systems in t...

WATCH: Beautiful, Dramatic Depiction Of Alinea Menu Has Us Captivated

Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago

Grant Achatz and team have been producing some pretty great videos for their restaurants Alinea and Next recently. We thought that the preview for Nex...

Olympics Actually Making Things Worse For London Store Owners

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

London shops are being hurt by the Olympics. West London retailers saw a more than 10 percent drop in their number of shoppers on the day of the Ol...

BADBADNOTGOOD Bangs Out at Brooklyn Bowl

Jerell Tongson | Posted 07.23.2012 | New York
Jerell Tongson

Their sound is bigger than jazz, it's bigger than hip-hop, it's BADBADNOTGOOD.

You've Got... Grant Achatz

AOL | Posted 03.16.2012 | Small Business

World-renowned chef Grant Achatz discusses his recipe for restaurant success and what it was like to create innovative dishes when he lost his sense o...

PHOTOS: Chicago Restaurants Rake In James Beard Nominations

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

The James Beard Award Foundation released their list of semi-finalists vying for top restaurant and chef honors this week, and, foodie destination tha...

Inside Next El Bulli

Time Out Chicago | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago

Two servers in street clothes attempt to pass each other without touching in the narrow pathway that leads from Next's kitchen to its dining room. See...

WATCH: Flashback: Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Speech

Posted 10.25.2011 | College

A commencement address that Steve Jobs gave to Stanford University's class of 2005 has gained renewed interest with the announcement on Wednesday of t...

Grant Achatz's Second Iteration Of Next Restaurant Debuts July 8 With Thai Menu

Posted 09.05.2011 | Home

Chef Grant Achatz's Next restaurant, which changes cuisine roughly every three months, is just about ready for its second iteration. After the first t...

Maybe You Should Have

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 07.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

We have so many shoulds. And shouldn'ts. Life shouldn't be this. People shouldn't do that. I should never have. You fill in your own blanks.

The Best Of Artropolis, A Massive Art Fair This Weekend

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.29.2011 | Chicago

Now in its fifth year, Artropolis has become one of the biggest annual celebrations of art in Chicago. The fair, which runs from April 29 through May ...

The Best Of Artropolis, A Massive Art Fair This Weekend

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 06.29.2011 | Chicago

Now in its fifth year, Artropolis has become one of the biggest annual celebrations of art in Chicago. The fair, which runs from April 29 through May ...

Tips For Getting Into Chicago's Most Popular Restaurants

| Lauren Drell | Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago

If you've tried unsuccessfully to finagle your way in, by bribery or pleading your case, to the hosts at some of the city's most popular restaurants, ...

Sundance 2011 and the Sound of My Generation

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Described as films that "stretch a low budget to create big art," the films in Next are more aptly characterized as films that cut straight into the pulse of American society. No quivering, no hesitation.

Is This The Funniest Novelist In America? Interview With James Hynes, Author Of 'Next'

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Hynes has in the past made major contributions to the campus comedy genre; with this courageous breakout novel, he's now one of our major American novelists, period.

The Art Fairs Open

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Though ArtChicago is markedly better than last year it is not the blue chip show it once was. To me, that's a good thing.

Art Fair Preview, Part II

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Like watching a flower bloom, observing ArtChicago and NEXT evolve reveals the layers of complexity and vision the exhibiting dealers have.

Art Fair Preview, Part I

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

It's like the circus has come to town. Only better. ArtChicago and NEXT are this weekend at the Merchandise Mart. Watching the art galleries set up is incredible fun.

Happy Father's Day, Steve Jobs!

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Until then, I had admired and respected Steve Jobs... but now I loved him. I loved his humanity; I loved his commitment to his kids, present and future.