Word of Mouth: Bucktown + Wicker Park

Places to eat, shop and stay just northwest of downtown Chicago

Northwest of downtown Chicago, Bucktown and Wicker Park have been undergoing a fantastic revitalization. A former warehouse area turned artist haven, there is now more to do than ever before. Wander above the city in an elevated train track turned green space, eat at one of the many beloved burger joints (without trauma-inducing lines), or sleep in a converted ’20s office space with unparalleled views …

Conventional Wisdom: Military History Fest

Visiting with reenactors through our continued insider look at conventions, with photographer Arthur Drooker

Through his ever-present lens, photographer Arthur Drooker has taken CH on tours through the delightful, odd and evocative worlds of conventions and convention attendees. Drooker indoctrinated us into Brony culture, introduced us to over 150 Abraham Lincolns and stripped off the veil shrouding sexual fetishes, all while collecting components for his new book, “Conventional Wisdom.” His most recent stop was the Military History Fest, appropriately …