Holographic Histories

November 25, 2014
/   Technology

An upcoming event hopes to find a new home for holograms that once belonged to Chicago's Museum of Holography.

Brazil on a Plate

/   Food

Many cultures mingle in farofa, a Brazilian side dish with a long and fascinating history.

A Feast of Words

November 19, 2014
/   School

SAIC writers get experimental with The Dining Room, a student group that gives participants a chance to share their works-in-progress with an audience.

Strong For Hong Kong

November 18, 2014
/   News

A photo report and interviews with SAIC students protesting the voting rights ordinance.

Patti Smith Conjures the Dead

November 16, 2014
/   Music

The legendary musician, writer and artist swung by Chicago on All Soul's Day. One fan writes about the experience.

Resurgence or Emergence?

/   Film Review

An Imagist-inspired interview with director Leslie Buchbinder and cinematographer Brian Ashby on their recent documentary, Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

Colleen Plumb’s Elephant on the Wall

November 13, 2014
/   Chicago

The Chicago-based video artist is undertaking a three-month experiment in translating her video piece "Thirty Times A Minute" into guerrilla screenings in Chicago streets.

Exploring “Europe’s Most Expensive Chapel”

August 24, 2014
/   Arts & Culture

Lisbon’s Igreja de São Roque (Church of Saint Roch) sports a deceptively plain white facade, but the interior of the 17th-century building is home to some of the most prized (and allegedly expensive) Catholic art and architecture in all of Europe.

Pzzzt – The Buzz from Albania

July 29, 2014
/   Art Review

The narrow mouth of a communist-era air-raid shelter beneath an apartment building is the home to Tirana’s independent artist-run gallery space.

Compasses Not Maps

September 11, 2014
/   Technology

Speculative Design shies away from design for mass consumption, which relies on generalizing about groups of people to create one profitable solution. Charlesworth explained her past jobs in design consulting and service design as something she found “ethically difficult.”

Alternative Art Spaces in Chicago

August 5, 2013
/   Feature Stories

Where They Began and Where They Are Now

With identities as diverse as the neighborhoods they occupy, alternative art spaces operate on the same basic premise: to share contemporary art not exhibited in Chicago’s established art institutions.

The Un-Pop Star

July 18, 2014
/   Music

Sia Furler is the lyrical mastermind behind an endless stream of pop hits including Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and David Guetta’s “Titanium.” Unlike her A-list collaborators, Sia prefers to avoid the spotlight entirely and focus solely on her work as a writer.

Global Gallery

June 13, 2014
/   School

This year's Nippon Steel + SAIC Exhibition brings student work to an international audience.


Each fall, SAIC’s graduate studios are opened up to the public to share works-in-progress and engage with Chicago’s art community outside of the school. This year’s event was a definite success, starting with the Columbus studios and culminating with the spaces in the Sullivan building.

F Newsmagazine photographer Max Leitner attended the event and captured some of the spaces and faces that make up SAIC’s diverse graduate programs.

Jessica Barrett Sattell

Design & Tech Writer. Web Editor of F Newsmagazine + Arts Journalism Grad Student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Troy Pieper

A writer and editor based in Chicago, Illinois. I provide fresh, compelling arts and culture content to a variety of publications and write powerful, targeted copy for a range of institutions.

Alexia Casanova

Marseille - London - Mexico - Chicago. Arts Editor of F Newsmagazine. Arts Management Grad Student at SAIC.

Alyssa Moxley

Alyssa Moxley graduated SAIC with an MFA in Sound. Using multiple voices, microphone techniques, field recording, music, sound design, and speaker placement, she plays with memory as both a personal and shared medium.

Kimia Maleki

Kimia Maleki is a master’s candidate in the Department of Arts Administration and Policy at SAIC.