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Jargon Watch: Modern Wedge

The builder admitted to coining the phrase, based on midcentury design from the West Coast, specifically Palm Springs.

Photo by The Home Aesthetic; courtesy Encore Sotheby’s International Realty

As Seen on TV in Washington Township

Made famous by an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters, this Washington Township Mediterranean-style beauty hit the market recently.


Real Estate Jargon Watch: Mini Master

It’s the secret no one wants to talk about: Many couples prefer to sleep apart. Mini masters attempt to solve that.

The Traveler

Dressing Downton

Day Trip: Dressing Downton Fashion in South Bend

Costumes in the ‘Dressing Downton’ exhibition include hunting tweeds, formal gowns, servant get-ups, and a splendid purple number Maggie Smith wore.

18k gold and black-jade cuff by Aaron Faber Gallery

Our Favorite Chicago Design Weekend Is Here

Every once in a while—and specifically, this weekend—we binge on new aesthetic ideas in Chicago.


Quilt to Last: Folk Art Flourishes in Paducah, Kentucky

Billed as the “Quilt Capital of the World,” Paducah shreds homey preconceptions of the folk art, showcasing new-wave materials and eye-popping pieces that are solidly 21st century.

The Dish

Macaroni and cheese

The Feed: Nook, LouVino, and More

Southern comfort in Fishers and macaroni-and-cheese anticipation.

Maria Cartagena of Pia Urban Cafe & Market

December Foodie: Pia Urban Cafe’s Maria Cartagena

Look behind the counter for the truest sign of Cartagena’s mission: Her team includes graduates of the Wheeler Mission residential program.


Swoon List: Shoefly, Quirky Feather Confectionery, and More

A take on poutine from Shoefly Public House and a treat for national cookie day.

Arts and Culture

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15:  Ben Mendelsohn during the Rogue One Panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2016 at ExCel on July 15, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios)

Indy’s IMAX Again Best Screen for New Star Wars Film

You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to experience Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the way it was intended.

The Dadball Era

Don’t Call Me Big Papa

“Hello there, ma’am. I’m Nate. These are my children: Mötley, Beowulf, and Metallica’s Master of Puppets Album. We’re here for the birthday pizza party and– BEOWULF NO! PULL YOUR PANTS UP.”

Theater Review: Chamber Music

An insane asylum with eight iconic women? Chamber Music certainly has its quirks.

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