Chicago magazine: Martellus Bennett, Not Your Average 'Bear'

Aug 19, 2015, 12:49 ET from Chicago magazine

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago magazine goes behind the scenes with Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett in the September issue, unveiling that breaking Mike Ditka's single-year team record for receptions and catching more passes than any other tight end in the NFL are far from the most interesting things about him. In The Wonderfully Weird World of Martellus Bennett, Bennett shares details about an animated feature film he is currently working on and his first children's book series, Hey A.J.!, which he plans to self publish in 2016. He also hints at his hopes to one day building a Cretaceous-themed amusement park, proving he is far from your average Bear.

With wage inequality growing and governments increasingly underfunded, the nation's largest foundations are increasingly reshuffling their priorities, taking on the kinds of fundamental national problems that they aren't quite built for. In Can Mac Find its Mojo?, Chicago takes a look at how the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation, whose $6.47 billion in assets make it the 10th largest private foundation in the U.S., is one that may have been sprinkling funding across  too many causes for too long, failing to make much of an impact on any one in particular. Sometime next year the foundation will announce details on what it's seeking from a $100 million grant competition, which stemmed from President Julia Stasch's thinking that there has to be something they aren't thinking of - a big idea to solve an actual problem.

Autumn is the city's hottest time for visual arts, with everything from the massive Expo Chicago to a slew of new museum shows and more than 100 gallery openings. Chicago put together a curated manual with everything you need to know about the Fall Art Season, including the ten best art shows this month and five unconventional art spaces to check out.

Also included in the September issue of Chicago magazine:

  • Fall Fashion - Ready or not, Fall is right around the corner and fashion editor Heiji Choy has put together 11 perfect-for-Chicago outfits inspired by the artistic looks on the season's runways. Discover 54 chic dresses, coats, jewels and more, plus key styling tips to help transition into the season ahead.
  • Dining: Steak House Mania – Find out how two new steakhouses – The Boka Restaurant Group's yet to be named restaurant and Maple & Ash by M&A Management – compare to Chicago's best locals.
  • Home + Garden Special – This Fall quarterly feature focuses on all-things kitchens and baths, with new outdoorsy bath and shower designs, nostalgic nods to – and glimpses into the future of – kitchen staples, and unveiling of a dreamy River North renovation.

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