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Arts & Culture

Thinking Outside the White Cube: Alternative Art Spaces in Chicago

November 26, 2021

Haunted by the institutional white cube? Not sure where to start showing your work? Here is a run-down of artist-run exhibition spaces in Chicago, featuring friendly faces...

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Thinking of You, I Mean Me, I Mean Barbara Kruger

November 11, 2021

A new "anti-retrospective" considers Kruger's relevance in the digital age.

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Monet or Moneygrab?

October 30, 2021

Art critic Yunyao Que considers the new immersive Monet experience.

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SAIC

Behind the Curtain at Grad. Open Studios Night

November 13, 2021

Thirteen views of SAIC's grad. students, from Furbies to film photography.

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Finding Meaning in Missed Connections

November 9, 2021

In a world of algorithmic perfection, Milo Matukaitis connects their art practice to Craigslistʼs old-school community forum.

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according to SAIC, weed is an art material

November 6, 2021

do what you will with that information.

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News

Art Institute Employees and Political Leaders Call for Neutrality During Union Election

November 22, 2021

Employees at the Art Institute are asking senior leadership to cease their anti-union tactics.

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News in Brief: November 21, 2021

November 21, 2021

This week’s news stories from SAIC, Chicago, the United States, and the world.

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News in Brief: November 14, 2021

November 14, 2021

This week’s news stories from SAIC, Chicago, the United States, and the world.

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Entertainment

Technically Thanksgiving Movies

November 22, 2021

Giving Thanksgiving the "Die Hard" treatment.

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Lana Del Rey, “Blue Banisters,” and the Evolution of a Persona

November 19, 2021

Americana's leading lady takes another big step forward, musically and conceptually.

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The Rise, Fall, and Almost-Resurrection of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”

November 18, 2021

Is Nintendo's newest update to the game a sign they actually care about their player base? Or a feeble attempt at reviving a dying game?

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Lit

The Rust Belt Dispatch

November 9, 2021

Cleveland-based Belt Publishing works to infiltrate the established publishing world and disrupt what it considers “sophisticated” writing.

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Submit Your Writing to These Chicago Literary Magazines

November 8, 2021

You've nurtured those words for long enough, it's time to release them into the world.

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Book Review: ‘On Freedom’ by Maggie Nelson

November 2, 2021

Maggie Nelson's 10th book, “On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint” surprises readers with its traditional academic approach and its immense subject: Freedom.

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Comics

What I Thought Living In Chicago Would Be Like

November 28, 2021

Expectations and reality face off in Zita Saffarian's comic "What I Thought Living in Chicago Would Be Like."

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Pine Tree Shortage

November 27, 2021

House plants carry the holidays in "Pine Tree Shortage" by Michaela Chan.

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El Machete Illustrated: Rottenhouse

November 26, 2021

El Machete Illustrated - Rottenhouse by Eric J. Garcia.

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