New in Chicago: May 2015

My New in Chicago columns from May 2015 for Crain’s Chicago Business: May 7 — Mexican wedding cookies, instant massage bookings and more. Featured businesses include Felix’s Famous Cookies, Excel Mobile Massage, Functional MobileWear, City Soles and Goose Island Beer Co.’s tasting room. May 14 — The doctor will see you now — at home. Featured businesses… Continue reading New in Chicago: May 2015

Summer 2015 pop concerts preview

Twin Peaks. Photo by Pooneh Ghana.

Crain’s Chicago Business, May 8, 2015 — My picks for the top pop music concerts this summer — plus a profile of Chicago band Twin Peaks. Read more at Crain’s Chicago Business. Photo of Twin Peaks by Pooneh Ghana

2015 Millennium Park concert guide

King Sunny Ade. Photo by Michael Weintrob.

Crain’s Chicago Business, May 7, 2015 — A day like today has us thinking about the upcoming free concert season at Millennium Park. City officials have made tweaks to the schedule for music at the park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. They’ve expanded Downtown Sound… Read more of my story for Crain’s Chicago Business. Photo of King Sunny Ade by… Continue reading 2015 Millennium Park concert guide

Winter 2014-15 pop concerts preview

Photo by Robert Loerzel

Crain’s Chicago Business, November 1, 2014 — My picks for the season’s top pop concerts. Read more at Crain’s Chicago Business. Photo of Mavis Staples by Robert Loerzel

The last days of Hot Doug’s

Photo by Robert Loerzel

Crain’s Chicago Business, September 23, 2014 — The lines are reaching epic proportions as the end draws nigh for Hot Doug’s, the beloved “Sausage Superstore” in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. Read my interview with owner Doug Sohn at Crain’s Chicago Business. Photo by Robert Loerzel

Five reasons to brave crowds for ‘David Bowie Is’ at the MCA

Photo by Robert Loerzel

Crain’s Chicago Business, September 22, 2014 — The much-anticipated “David Bowie Is,” which opens to the public tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, could turn out to be the biggest blockbuster in the museum’s history. Read more at Crain’s Chicago Business. Photo by Robert Loerzel

Industrial revolution: See how small-biz owners are giving factories new life

Crain’s Chicago Business, July 12, 2014 — They’re tucked away in desolate corners all over the city: looming brick and concrete buildings that once held factories that supported entire neighborhoods. These behemoths helped earn Chicago its brawny reputation and, once they were vacated, became hulking icons of its blight. But now a crop of savvy small-business… Continue reading Industrial revolution: See how small-biz owners are giving factories new life