- Best inducement to visit all the restaurants you ever meant to So many wonderful restaurants…that are no more.
- Best non-book at the Newberry Library It was originally designed to be carried on horse or mule.
- Best historic shrieking about Chicago “bohemia” The pages rampage with melodrama.
- Dime Stories: Joe Biden Shows Up It's been so long that anyone showed us a portrait of a competent policy-maker, that we've forgotten what they look like. It's been so long since we've seen anyone look presidential, that we've forgotten what they look like.
- Summer 2020: Writing for Summer, in an Uncertain Spring I'll have squeezed myself open to the sun
- Editor's Letter: December 2019 Allow yourself some hometown pride.