Art & Museums, Feature, Gallery, Installation

345 Art Gallery’s Culture Capsule Exhibit Resonates with East Garfield Community by Reflecting the Black Experience 

Author: Sarah Luyengi Tucked away in East Garfield Park, the 345 Art Gallery is a home for local artists and students to display their creative work. Formerly a storefront church, […]

Sarah Luyengi /
Art & Museums, Chicago history, Lit, Music, Nonfiction, Photography

Review: You Weren’t There, but He Was: Kill a Punk for Rock and Roll, by Marty Perez

According to the foreword of Kill a Punk for Rock and Roll, music photographer Marty Perez is a very likable guy. The fact that providing a bio in the book […]

Dan Kelly /
Lit, Nonfiction, Painting & sculpture, Reviews

Review: The Artist Who Made a Difference About Injustice

If you’re at all familiar with DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus, you’ve almost certainly been impressed by the nine-foot-tall statue of Monsignor Jack Egan at the eastern entrance of the […]

Patrick T. Reardon /
Design, Lit, Painting & sculpture

Interview: Wild Cards—Artist David Wilson and the Great Lakes Tarot Deck

Fortune favors the bold. Ohio artist David Wilson’s life journey has seen a typical array of ups, downs, and divergent paths, but it all led (more or less) to his […]

Dan Kelly /
Game, Games & Tech, Review

Glitch Art and the Surreal—a Look at 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator, the Newest Exhibit at Chicago Gamespace, and a Conversation with Jonathan Kinkley

The curator for Chicago Gamespace loves video games. You can tell by the way he talks about them—and not just the games you know, but games that defy boundaries and […]

Antal Bokor /
Game, Games & Tech, Review

Review: Chicory: A Colorful Tale Is an Essential Game for Creative Types

    When I was doing research for my end of year coverage, the name Chicory kept coming up. I knew I had to check it out, and with its […]

Antal Bokor /
Art & Museums, Essays, Lit, Nonfiction, Painting & sculpture, Poetry

Review: Complex, Dynamic, and Unruly, Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect, edited by Romi Crawford

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Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Edited by Romi Crawford Green Lantern Press Performance artist Jefferson Pinder offers, as a fleeting monument to the long-gone Wall of Respect, a […]

Patrick T. Reardon /
Front page

Your #StaytheFHome Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/14 and Beyond

Things still aren’t fully ok in the world, even with the current administration on its way out with another impeachment under its belt. Add to that the continuing pandemic causing […]

Julian Ramirez /
Events, Lit, Live lit events, Nonfiction

Dialogs: 2020 CHF Panel Discusses Art as a Means to Social Change

Art in the Moment Reported by C.E. Archer-Helke Speaking from separate corners of Chicago, Chicago artists Bob Faust, Edra Soto, and Sadie Woods and art historian Greg Foster-Rice brought warmth, […]

Guest Author /
Art & Museums, Essays, Lit, Sculpture

Kill Yr Idols—A Chicago History of Statue Desecration, Part 2

Part 1 of this article can be found here. The original inspiration for this article came from a reference in the WPA Guide to Illinois, created by the Federal Writers’ Project. One […]

Dan Kelly /
Art & Museums, Essays, Lit, Sculpture

Kill Yr Idols—A Chicago History of Statue Desecration, Part 1

Note: As a pleasant side effect of the BLM protests, several statues of slavers, traitors, and genocidal invaders have been defaced, toppled, or removed from public view worldwide. Thus far, […]

Dan Kelly /
Lit, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book Review: Fighting Racism with a Teacup, Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance, edited by Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed

Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists and Intellectuals 1893–1930 Edited by Richard A. Courage and Christopher Robert Reed University of Illinois Press, 296 pages, $28 In […]

Patrick T. Reardon /