What’s in the Cards

September 12, 2014
/   Arts & Culture

SAIC gets a tarot reading for the new school year from Daun Fields, a professional tarot reader and guest lecturer on tarot at Indiana University.

Command + P

/   Arts & Culture

Kenneth Goldsmith shapes the Internet into crowdsourced poetics, co-opting existing and open-source information into questions about the shapes of art's contexts and the meanings of authorship.

Pat’s Pix: Riot Fest Edition

September 1, 2014
/   Chicago

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Riot Fest. To celebrate, the festival will be hosting ten special performances in which bands will play their “classic” albums from start...


/   Entertainment

We're Looking for Your Half-Inch Vignettes of the Fashion and Experiences at SAIC

Shepard Fairey’s Fair

August 22, 2014
/   Art Review

The $15 admission price to The Provocateurs, the group art show organized by the Art Alliance and curated by Shepard Fairey in conjunction with Lollapalooza, bought unlimited beers, sliders,...

Planes Are Freaking Everybody Out Downtown

August 14, 2014
/   Chicago

I was walking down Michigan Avenue this morning when the sudden deafeningly loud sound of an overhead fighter jet filled the air. Curious, I (along with several other bystanders)...

Corporations Have Rights, Too

August 13, 2014
/   Feature Stories

The U.S. Supreme Court cited the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to strike down the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, exempting Hobby Lobby’s owners from providing insurance coverage for birth...

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.

New Topographies

July 18, 2014
/   News

Police arrested and detained Tokyo-based artist Megumi Igarashi, who works under the name Rokudenashi-ko ("No-good girl"), on the accusation of selling the code that could be used to reproduce...

The Un-Pop Star

/   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...

Deliberately Casual

/   Arts & Culture

The sounds of New York car horns in the 1960s are audible beneath the uninflected, steady narration of Yvonne Rainer delivering instructions for movement. A set of chairs faces...

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.

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.

Jenny Holzer

November 4, 2008
/   From The Print Edition

“THE FUTURE IS STUPID,” Jenny Holzer proclaimed in 1985, and although this wasn’t one of her Truisms, she certainly wasn't wrong.

How Would You Like Your Butaque?

June 24, 2014
/   Profiles

Whether it’s a consumer stroll in the Ikea labyrinth or an aesthete promenade in a design museum, we all enjoy looking at beautiful functional objects. Northern European countries often come to mind when we think about interior design, however, there is another region — often underestimated — that seems to have greatly attracted and inspired designers in this past century: Latin America.

A documentation of the creation of two mural projects for Art and Street Culture in the SAIC Early College Program Summer Institute.

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.

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.