36 Hours: 36 Hours in Chicago

Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods — including Lincoln Park, home to the new Wrightwood 659 gallery — offer myriad reasons to stray from the beaten path. But lately the Loop, as the downtown district is called for the elevated train tracks that encircle it, is fighting for your attention with a new architecture center, writers’ museum, river…

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Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction

In the recently published memoir “Flat: Reclaiming My Body From Breast Cancer,” Catherine Guthrie tells the story of grievous medical mistakes that she managed to record without sugarcoating their consequences or flailing against the injustice of it all. A women’s health reporter, Ms. Guthrie approached the cancer experience guided and guarded by her previous investigations.…

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