Latest Stories | The New Chicagoan

Ballpark.jpg

Review: Ballpark Baseball in the American City

If you grew up a baseball fan the magic of the ballpark was always present, although maybe it was difficult to articulate what exactly was magical about it. Was it the green of the field? The intimacy of the seating? The way the park rose from its surroundings? According to Paul Goldberger the magic of the ballpark comes from all those things and is deeply tied to baseball’s urban nature as well.

WillQuam.jpg

"I like to think of bricks as brushstrokes or pixels:" An Interview With Will Quam

Will Quam is a brick enthusiast and runs the Instagram account and website Brick of Chicago, which documents brickwork in every style across the city. In this interview, he speaks about his interest in bricks, why they are interesting, and what makes Chicago a unique architectural city.

Houses+of+the+Hazy.jpg

Understanding the Haze Craze

As the craft beer industry continues to expand, new styles of beer constantly join the ranks of the classics. Most breweries produce not just IPAs, lagers, and stouts, they also increasingly produce hazy IPAs. But what are hazys, where did they come from, and why are they so popular?