Profiles

Brent Seabrook

18-year-old Brent Seabrook, new to Chicago and the Blackhawks, was playing beach volleyball and asked, “What ocean is this?” He still laughs, saying with some residual marvel, “I couldn’t even see the other side.”

Cynthia Siebert

What do you think of when you hear “chamber music?” Four musicians in black, playing stately and somber string compositions. Oh, so dignified and oh, what a snooze. Right?

Karen Herold

Today, Karen Herold is known as one of Chicago's most successful commercial interior designers, but when the Amsterdam native first arrived here in 1998, she was just another aspiring talented looking for work.

Frank Galati

Frank Galati and the Steppenwolf Theatre were both born in Highland Park, and his professional and personal lives have been intertwined with both the wider Chicago theater scene and what is readily recognized as one of the leading theatrical companies in the country ever since.

Pamela Sue Fox

Pamela Sue Fox has taught enough girls to tap, kick, pirouette, and boogaloo to turn the entire North Shore into a Busby Berkeley dance number. Up to 5,000 girls over the years, she guesses.

Elizabeth "Lee" Kelly

Her business card reads "Project Coordinator" for the Chicago Transit Authority, but Elizabeth "Lee" Kelly is actually a doyenne of the city's art scene. 

Sam Beznos

Beznos is the third generation of his family to lead Beztak Properties, a nationwide developer of luxury multi-family residences, commercial spaces, and office developments

Doug Albregts Cares More About What You've Done Than Where You're From

A profile of Doug Albregts, CEO of Sharp Corporation, that I organized, massaged and edited to sound like the Corner Office column in the New York Times' business section.

Tom Nehila

Job titles are often vague and seldom give any real indication of what, exactly, the holder of that title does. Tom Nehila’s title is the exception to the rule.

Kelly Ludwig

“It’s hard to pinpoint the single moment when my appreciation for this art became a mild obsession,” writes Kelly Ludwig in her book Detour Art (Kansas City Star Books, 2007). “It probably started from the get-go.”

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Chicago, Illinois

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