Wildsam Field Guides: Chicago presents a balanced and beautiful collection of stories and intel that spotlights a city of contrasts and culture. Inside, readers will find Chicago travel recommendations, as well as stories and insights from heralded locals and lesser-known heroes.
The icons of the Midwest, including:
Picks for the perfect weekend, bookstore browsing, Italian beef, food halls, city biking, poetry and contemporary art Tales from inside Wilco's Marina City loft Extreme weather, The Drake Hotel and Michael Jordan Archival finds on Al Capone, The Wrigley Curse and Barack Obama How to build the perfect Chicago hot dog Ticket scalping memories Masterworks ranging from Grant Wood's American Gothic to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate and Sue the T. Rex Deep-dish pizza, record stores and Lake Michigan as told through illustrated maps Interviews with magicians, visual artists, professors and crime reporters Original essays and poetry by Rebecca Makkai, Roger Reeves and Patricia Smith
Edited by Taylor Bruce, illustrated by Simone Martin-Newberry