Chicago Stores Band Together for Independent Bookstore Day

It’s a rainy Chicago Saturday in April, and the bookstore is full. A mother and a young child wait in line to check out a thick fantasy book, which the child is gripping tightly. “Some stores are chains, like McDonald’s. They’re in every city. But then think of a restaurant that’s only unique to one city, it’s special and only in that place,” the mother explains to the child.

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Working Yourself to Death is the New Trend, or a Requirement?

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Ally Zacek is doing too much by someone’s standards. By her own standards, she’s perfectly happy.

A 20-year-old junior at DePaul University with a double major in journalism and P.R./advertising, Zacek splits her time between school, internship with online magazine Beauty Atlas, weekly deadlines for Black Sheep and 15-20 hrs/week at Anthropologie.

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