Born to Korean immigrants and raised in Chicago, Josephine Lee was immersed in education and culture before she could walk. By age 3, she was sitting at a piano, and by 15, she was conducting choruses while dreaming of traveling the world and performing on grand stages. Now, at 36, Lee has added the violin and singing to her list of talents — but her dreams have changed dramatically.
Despite living and working in the same neighborhoods — and even exercising at the same gym — it took Chicagoans Anna Kimball and Craig Bauer nearly a decade to finally meet. After being introduced by a friend, the pair’s connection was so instant that they eloped five months later.
Vermilion may be approaching its 10th anniversary in December, but its concept remains as innovative and fresh as any of its newer River North counterparts. The brainchild of Ph.D.-turned-restaurateur Rohini Dey (left), the spot melds South American and Indian influences to create flavor-packed fusion fare.
For me, going to the movies is more than just a night out. I’ve had several major life moments occur at the movies, from accidentally wetting my mother during a mesmerizing two-hour screening of “E.T” at age 5, to my first date — and first real contact with a boy (he touched my arm, swoon!) — during “So I Married An Axe Murder” at 15.
Chris O’Donnell’s perpetually youthful features belie his impressive credentials. Despite looking like he’s 30, the actor — actually 43 — is a bona fide veteran of the often ruthless Hollywood system, with three decades under his belt.