Art & Museums, Beyond, Design, Event

Kinda Blue: The Chicago Auto Show Returns To McCormick Place Sans Stellantis

Every year in early February we gear up to return to McCormick Place for the first big show of the year, the Chicago Auto Show. Put on by CATA, the […]

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Art & Museums, Event, Feature, Stages

Dispatch: Socrates Found Not Guilty in the Trial of the Sesquibimillennium

The People of Athens vs. Socrates, perhaps the most famous trial in history, took place in the year 399BCE. The great philosopher Socrates was charged with impiety (failing to acknowledge […]

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Art & Museums, Beyond, Chicago history, Event

Feature: Beautiful Bronzeville Explored by TikTok Historian Dilla for the CHF

The Chicago Humanities Festival sponsored a bus tour of Chicago’s South Side, the “Black Belt,” for the spring Public-themed series. Hosted by “TikTok historian” Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, the two-hour tour began […]

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Comics and Graphic Novels, Event, Food, Lit, Nonfiction

Review: Eating Cheap Without Eating Poorly, The Poorcraft Cookbook

The Poorcraft Cookbook By Nero Villagallos O’Reilly Iron Circus Comics If there’s one thing old people know it’s that young people are dumb. Selective amnesia makes each generation’s youth-haters forget […]

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Art & Museums, Beyond, Event, Event, Installation, Parks and zoos, Suburbs and exurbs

GALLERY: Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden Sparkles in 2021

If you haven’t spent a lot of time hanging around any botanic gardens, conservatories or arboretums in the area, you might think the season is long past over once the […]

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Art & Museums, Chicago history, Event

Preview: History Museum to Celebrate Halloween With “Lovecraft Chicago: History, Horrors & Afrofutures”

“Lovecraft Chicago: History, Horror & Afrofutures” is the theme of Chicago History Museum’s Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 31. Virtual tours and events will focus on the HBO series, “Lovecraft […]

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Art & Museums, Event

Preview: Artists and Curators to Discuss What’s Next for Public Art on June 3

NOTE: This event is being postponed and a new date will be announced later. What does public art mean without a public? In this era of social distancing, the notion […]

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Art & Museums, Event, Gallery

Artist Maxwell Emcays Explores Race and Class Issues in Meaning of Home in Virtual Art Exhibit

Chicago artist Maxwell Emcays makes a powerful statement with his exhibit,  Let Them Stay Home, in his new virtual art gallery. The exhibit features enhanced photographs of neglected homes on […]

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