The latest from Michigan Avenue's Editor-in-Chief, J.P. Anderson.
Celebrating the opening of Sephora’s sleek Mag Mile flagship with executive team (from left) Deborah Yeh, Christie Jack, and Mary Beth Laughton along with Sephora Americas President and CEO Calvin McDonald.
Superheroes get all the love these days. From Superman and Wonder Woman to the whole Marvel Comics universe, caped crusaders are everywhere you look. But who says heroes have to wear costumes or have superpowers? Every day, I come into contact with Chicagoans who embody the heroic ideal: They work tirelessly to improve the city; they inspire and motivate by their example; they mentor and guide the next generation; and as they rise, they lift others up with them.
Emceeing our Ashore Thing summer bash at Navy Pier with CBS 2 Chicago weekend anchor Marissa Bailey and Michigan Avenue President and Publisher Dan Uslan.
Welcome to Michigan Avenue’s annual Men’s Issue, where heroes leap off practically every page. Like Emile Cambry, a multi-hyphenate if ever there was one: An MBA and budding filmmaker, he’s singlehandedly changing the face of tech with his BLUE 1647 program, designed to foster 21st-century skills in underserved communities. Like renowned photographer Steve Schapiro, who has been chronicling the American experience—from Warhol’s factory to the Civil Rights Movement—for more than 50 years. And like R&B star-in-the-making BJ the Chicago Kid, mixologist extraordinaire Julian Cox, and celebrity hairstylist Anthony Cristiano, each of whom are supremely dedicated to the artistry of their craft.
Working the runway in Tod’s at one of my favorite annual events, the Service Club of Chicago’s Day on the Terrace fashion show.
There’s nothing more heroic than a dedicated father, so it’s perfect that our cover star is the ultimate Midwestern dad, funnyman Jim Gaffigan. The Elgin-born, Indiana-raised comic, bestselling author, and father of five is firing on all cylinders these days, from his eponymous series on TV Land to his just-finished national tour, and we’re thrilled to bring him back home. You might call it a hero’s welcome, and that’s exactly what he—and all the other inspiring men whose stories are told in this issue—deserves.