VICE travels through the many neighborhoods of Halsted Street, the central artery of Chicago.
A handy guide to all the places that prove Chicago is second to no city.
We talk to the musician about the vibrant, south side Chicago neighborhood he calls home.
Here's what the house DJ had to say about her life and times on Chicago's west side.
We talk to the comedian about Hyde Park's diversity and why he will always take the train.
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, each with their own distinct culture, nightlife, and colorful lamppost banners. Here's a starter guide.
This is a list of the fried and greasy and cheesy and horrible-for-you shit, because let's be honest, if you're reading this, you can't afford a meal at Alinea, let alone commit to a reservation six months in advance.
This is Chicago and we have a God-given right to drink wherever and whenever we please.
Conventional city wisdom will have you avoid all touristy areas at all times, but sometimes it's fun to play tourist whether you are one or not.
While Chicago's got all the obvious spots to help you stock up for your next haul, designer chain stores only scratch the surface of the city's (often bizarre) shopping scene.
Get a compass or remember the lake is always east. Once you've got that down, the city is actually pretty easy to navigate.
We asked the musician to relive his childhood on the far North Side, and also give us a few good places to grab some food.
We hit up Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt of YACHT to give us the skinny on Silver Lake's unbeatable vintage shopping and to tell us about the magical—and fragrant—hangover cure they swear by.
When it comes to venues in Chicago, you can take your pick.
The pro skater talks about the art scene and the beautiful sunsets in Silver Lake.
He loves to walk around the neighborhood at night because he knows there's always something going down, even when it's quiet.
The actor teaches us not to judge a restaurant by its strip mall cover and tell us where to get the best Thai food.
We drive east to west on Sunset, stopping at venues along the way to talk to native Angelenos about the economic and cultural influences that have defined their neighborhoods.
John tells us where to find the best tacos in the city and where we can drink at 6 AM.
He mourns his switch to life as a pescatarian by showing us his top spots to get a burger and a pastrami sandwich.
Here's where you should get trashed in LA.
It seems like most people can handle an average of six winters in New York City before they flee west, and the reason is pretty obvious—LA is beautiful and there is a seemingly unlimited amount of fun shit to do while the sun's out.
Regardless of what you think you've gleaned from the movie Speed, LA's public transportation is lacking. You should probably get a car.
The film industry aside, LA is a hotbed for art—and if you're one of those supreme weirdos who claims not to like music, there are plenty of killer museums, too.