Cecilia Mandrile is one of the most innovative artists you will encounter. She cannot be classified or limited to one medium. I encourage you to view her art in the links below and search out her art online.
This is one of my top five books ever. Im providing the link above to amazon.com since they let you read an excerpt. You will leave this world in time, but stay vividly in Chicago.
This double CD takes you to quiet, mellow, hypnotic places on one disc and revs up those places on the other disc.
New American Café
I have only eaten here at odd early bird hours before dinner during the
week at the tables near the bar. Its not inexpensive, but it is
always, a heavenly experience. Try the sea scallops with butter poached
mushrooms and gnocchi. The cheese plate is heavenly and carefully chosen.
Wines by the glass are pricey, but generous and tasty. Its worth
budgeting for special treat!