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Chicago City Profile

Chicago: Off The Beaten Path

I grew up in the suburbs of the Chicago. Until my early teens, the city meant Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, and the Sears Tower. I viewed Chicago as a tourist would and found it wanting. But when I bothered…

How to Survive in a New City

How to Survive in a New City

I’ve wanted to live in Colorado since I was about 13 years. So, when I landed an internship at 5280: The Denver Magazine after graduation, it was a dream come true. But, born in Indiana and a recent graduate…

After Graduation: Live in the Real World

After Graduation: “Live in the Real World”

You Only Live Once, Okay, whatever. Thanks Drake. While we are all tired of hearing the phrase, “YOLO” and the t-shirts stopped being cool even before they were printed, Drake is right. … You do, only live once. Once…

How to Survive Road Trips

How To Survive Road Trips

You know that scene in Little Miss Sunshine when they get pulled over by a police officer on the highway and Greg Kinnear’s character tells everyone to pretend to be normal even though they’ve got their dead grandfather wrapped…