art therapy: Brushes with Cancer, Melinda Deuster and Elisa Boughner

Art heals. Its potent magical powers can lift the darkest of clouds, stimulate a world of memories, and bring levity to those who need it most. “Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body,” Wassily Kandinsky once said. Decades of research prove

Chicago's Lakeview Pantry Funds More Than 5 Million Meals

Local celebrity chefs cook for a cause at Lakeview Pantry’s Fall Fundraiser. Back row, from left to right: Chef Corey Fuller of Stratford on the Park; Chef Matt Ayala of Cochon Volant; Event Co-Chair Rich Neal; Lakeview Pantry CEO Kellie O’Connell; Event Co-Chair Jess Dunne; Chef Jason Vincent of Giant; Chef Nelli Maltezos of Mon Ami Gabi. Front row from left to right: Chef Naoki Nakashima of Naoki Sushi; Chef Ryan Bair of Ada Street. (Photos courtesy of Lakeview Pantry.)

Imagine living a life that requires you to choose between food and utilities, food and medical care, food and housing, food and transportation, or even food and education. Forty-nine million people in the U.S. struggle to put food on the table, with one in nine on Chicago’s North Side suffering from food insecurity — a lack of