Chicago Magazine Visits Homes of the Stars

Intimate tours with six notable Chicagoans

Jan 21, 2011, 11:58 ET from Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From Nate Berkus's 1918 Andrew Rebori condo on the Gold Coast to Julia Sweeney's 1874 Queen Anne Victorian in Wilmette, the February issue of Chicago magazine takes readers inside the homes of the stars to reveal each celeb's design inspirations, must-have amenities and quirky fascinations.

The February issue includes an inside look at the homes of six local celebrities, including former Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman, Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, playwright, director and actress Regina Taylor, and auctioneer Leslie Hindman. Whether it's an obsession with Star Wars figurines or an affinity for three-story barns, these stars show us how they live.

"It's not often that our readers get to take a peek inside a celebrity home," says Richard Babcock, Chicago's editor. "This issue gives them some fascinating insight about very interesting people."

This month's issue also features The Memory Collector, an exclusive look behind the making of Lost Chicago, the 1975 book that catalogs the Windy City's many destroyed architectural treasures. While the book, recently reissued in a lovely new edition, has become a valued local resource, the colorful recollections of its author, David Lowe, are almost as rich and valuable. Lowe, now in his 70s, opens up to senior editor Geoffrey Johnson about his personal memories of Chicago.

Elsewhere in the February issue of Chicago:

  • Law: Chicago law professor and novelist Lori Andrews reigns as the nation's foremost untangler of the profound legal and ethical questions surrounding today's strangest biotech cases. In Clone Ranger, writer-at-large Bryan Smith dives into a world where conversing with UFO-worshipping clone freaks who dress up like Elvis is all in a day's work.
  • Fashion: A roundup of sophisticated men's fashions. All the essentials every "dapper" guy must have, including debonair accessories, an impressive selection of mantiques, and the guts to wear a bow tie.

Chicago editor Richard Babcock, managing editor Shane Tritsch, and other members of the magazine staff are available for on-air interviews about stories in this issue. Contact Kate Mersman at 312-222-3165 to schedule an interview.

About Chicago magazine

Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 150,000. In addition, the company publishes Chicago Home + Garden magazine. Chicago magazine has been honored with many awards, including, in 2004, the most prestigious—the Ellie award for General Excellence in its circulation category, bestowed by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

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