Best of January
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Best of January

Blue movies and winter survival. Let's review.

  • 31 January 2014

A Sex Movie Festival
Curated by Dan Savage, the Hump! Tour brings his amateur erotic film fest to Chicago for the first time. Consider yourself a virgin. Hits the Music Box in February. Tickets are still available. Check it out.


You Need Boots. These Boots.
It's about time you get appropriate footwear for this wonderful winter we're having. Something polar vortex-proof. Thus, a selection of cold-weather stompers to suit any taste. Check it out.


Date Night at 42 Grams
One of the city's best underground supper clubs has a new home. Introducing 42 Grams, the intimate fine dining resto that meets in a small Uptown storefront, taking bookings now. Check it out.


Your New Ping-Pong Retreat
Ping-pong makes you more productive. And more creative. That's why you should take a break at Killerspin's new flagship, a business playground of world-class table tennis equipment. Check it out.


The Warmest Jackets You'll Find
Arctic freeze be damned. Damned to hell. Stay warm with the fine merino wool duds from Icebreaker. Their only Midwest outpost is now open in the Gold Coast. Check it out.


And from our "It's Business Time" Department:

A Valentine's Day of Days
In which we provide you with three itineraries for an epic Valentine's date. Where to go, what to eat and how to get there. And should you need gifts (hint: you need gifts), we selected some of our favorites in our Valentine's Day Gift Guide.


The Gentleman's Handbook, Vol. II
In which we reveal how to travel like a man, including: the carry-on to bring, the suit to wear, the tech you'll need and, most importantly, how to court a woman in a Champions Sports Bar. Check it out.


Man of the Month
Some guys drink mezcal. Some guys make mezcal. This guy does both, and raises funds for sick children in the process. Meet Fausto Zapata, InsideHook’s Man of the Month for January. Check it out.

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Best of January

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