Five ways to get the feeling of Chicago

There are several reasons to visit Chicago, but foremost is the feeling. Chicago feels like a specific place; it resists the generic world. “I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America,” Sarah Bernhardt said long ago, and the actress’s words are still used today on the side of the … Read More

The DailyXY Guide to Chicago

Ah, Chicago. It’s like Toronto, except with a better waterfront, nicer architecture, and way more murders. But as long as you avoid the south side, you can partake in all the great food and culture the Midwest’s’ mecca has to offer. Where to Sleep If you’re just in your hotel … Read More

Planning the Ultimate Guy’s Weekend

Having recently picked up a Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, I started racking up points with the help of 10,000 bonus points for spending $1,000 within the three months. I’m now planning a trip with some buddies for the ultimate guy’s weekend away to Chicago. We had … Read More

Chicago vs. Toronto

This battle started, innocently enough, with a Canadian Business article about the problem with measuring demographics. Toronto is now larger than Chicago, but that’s sort of arbitrary because city limits are themselves arbitrary. Slow news day, right? However, d*ck measuring contests are as big a deal south of the border … Read More

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