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Wildsam Field Guides: Chicago presents a balanced and beautiful collection of stories and intel that spotlights a city of contrasts and culture. Inside, readers will find Chicago travel recommendations, as well as stories and insights from heralded locals and lesser-known heroes. The icon of the Midwest, including:Picks for the perfect weekend, bookstore browsing, Italian beef, food halls, city biking, poetry and contemporary artTales from inside Wilco's Marina City loft; Extreme weather, The Drake Hotel and Michael Jordan; Archival finds on Al Capone, The Wrigley Curse and Barack Obama; How to build the perfect Chicago hot dog; Ticket scalping memories; Masterworks ranging from Grant Wood's American Gothic to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate and Sue the T. Rex; Deep-dish pizza, record stores and Lake Michigan as told through illustrated maps; Interviews with magicians, visual artists, professors and crime reporters; Original essays and poetry by Rebecca Makkai, Roger Reeves and Patricia Smith.

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