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It’s never been easy or popular in America to be an egghead. Just ask Adlai Stevenson, who once remarked, “the way of the egghead is hard.” For a drink befitting Stevenson’s balance and brainpower, we create the Old Shoe from equal parts Old Tom gin, vermouth and applejack.

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From flowers to brews, this weekend's Sheffield Garden Walk and Craft Beer Fest is are about the bouquets. (Courtesy Special Events Management)

Stroll through gardens, sample craft beer, watch movies under the stars, tour "green" homes and more this weekend.

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Carl Miller, 17, is the youngest delegate from Illinois at the 2016 Republican National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

An interest in politics was a way for 17-year-old Carl Miller and his grandfather, Arthur Siml, to bond. Then it grew into an obsession. Now it has taken them all the way to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

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Ingleside native Daniel Dennis, pictured above in red, defeated Tony Ramos in the 2016 Olympic Trials Championship. (John Sachs / Flickr)

The torch will be lit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympics in a little over two weeks. Meet some of the Chicago-area athletes representing Team USA.

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Steven Avery in the Netflix original documentary series "Making A Murderer." (Netflix)

The popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer” will be returning to the streaming platform with new episodes, the company announced Tuesday.

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We honor Anton Cermak’s immigrant story with a Chicago-brewed Czech pilsner, Revolution Brewing’s Rev Pils, and spike it with the spirit of a more recent group of Chicago immigrants: tequila.

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Where do law enforcement and the communities they're sworn to serve start to heal and end years – if not decades – of suspicion, antagonism and violence? We look at solutions to end the mistrust and contentious relations between minority communities and law enforcement.   

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Iceage performs at Pitchfork in 2015. (Ellie Pritts / Pitchfork)

A Chicago park in West Town plays hosts to dozens of indie music acts this weekend. In the Loop, Pokémon GO players hit the streets en masse, while lions dance in Chinatown and Morris Day and The Time strike a pose in Chatham. Plus: Lumberjack athletes arrive for a U.S. championship in Tinley Park.

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A new book combs through the local archives to document the life of an American literary lion, Ernest Hemingway.

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Ever wondered what it’s like to sail Lake Michigan aboard a tall ship? Jay Shefsky found out on his voyage aboard the Lynx.

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(Photo credit, from left: U3096855 / Creative Commons; Pixabay)

Anger is everywhere. A new book looks at anger from ancient times to current politics. A conversation with the author of "Anger and Forgiveness."

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Summer is the time to get outdoors and there's something new to do in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. But it will test the upper body strength of anyone brave enough to try it–and it might put a dent in your pocketbook.

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The largest passenger ship to operate in the Great Lakes stopped at Navy Pier in the 1950s. Geoffrey Baer dives into the history of the S.S. Aquarama and more.

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Jean Dubuffet, 1951. (Courtesy The Arts Club of Chicago)

Picasso, Miro, and now the latest acquisition of the Arts Club of Chicago as it marks its centennial year.

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Rick Bayless (Galdones Photography)

Chef Rick Bayless prepares a drink, makes a dish and talks about his new restaurants and winning the prestigious Julia Child Award.

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(Credit: Pokémon GO / YouTube)

The mobile gaming app has taken Chicago by storm: Thousands of Pokémon GO players plan to meet at Cloud Gate—aka the Bean—in Millennium Park on Sunday. Get the details.