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» Emerging Thoughts
With a desire for more, this entrepreneur looks beyond the norm
» Sonnenzimmer
This duo envisions a new balance.
» Ray Noland
From one medium to the next, Ray Noland's vision continues.
» Solo Rm
This influential artist is always moving forward.
» Must-See Art Exhibits and Workshops
Dream Weavers helps you find your inner dream.
» Jose G.
South Side cartoonist is taking his show on the road.
» The Art of Buying Art
Chicago's summer art festivals offer many opportunities to decorate your walls.
» Krabby Rangoon
The Saint Alfred collaborator tells us where sneaker culture is headed...and why rap may be the next disco.
» Facing the Femicide
The National Museum of Mexican Art exposes the ongoing cycle of violence in Juarez.
» Reeling Film Festival 2009 Picks
The Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival returns with a packed schedule of songs, sex and serious cinema.
» The Mothman Cometh!
NYC’s spontaneous-storytelling crew mines for voices in slam city.
» Chicago International Film Festival Picks
So many movies, so little time; here are our favorites of the bunch.
» Art Viewing Made Easy
You don't need to go to a gallery to get your artistic fix in Chicago.
» Cody Hudson
The graphic designer/fine artist tells us about designing album covers and eating hot dogs.
» Konee Rok
The b-boy and filmmaker has established himself as the eye of Chicago's hip-hop scene.
» Touring Chicago, Literati-Style
Want to be a writer? Dedicated reader? Walk a mile in these shoes.
» Peabe
The artist's "new brow" work owes a lot to his rides on the L.
» Word Up!
Get lit at these local spoken-word sessions.
» Public Art in the Park
Start at the northern end of Millennium Park and wander south to catch these al fresco exhibits.
» A Vote for Art
Art Chicago heeds the call of change with its 2009 show.
» Revise
The graffiti artist is well on his way to being Chicago's most wanted.
» Books and Belgian Brews
Celebrate the start of AWP with the monthly Bookslut reading series at Hopleaf.
» Kevin Coval
He's impressed everyone from Def Jam to Studs Terkel, and he might be coming to a high school near you.
» StreetWise Goes Glossy
Chicago's infamous street paper gets a full-color makeover.
» Ye Olde Chicago Comic Artists Feature
These comic creators make up a rather robust local scene.
» Sculptures in Suburbia
You already know where to find art in the city; it's time to venture to Skokie for a creative fix.
» Get It Write
Take your brain back to school with these writing outlets.
» Text Support
Whether you're in school or not, these tome-filled shops will make you want to hit the books.
» Living the Art Life, Literally
Five gallerists tell all about living and working in one small space.
» Novels and Noshes
Five independent bookstores that have you skipping the big-box chains without giving up your latte.
» A Hall Worth Wandering Down
The old factory buildings of the Ravenswood art corridor have become prime gallery and studio spaces.
» Comic Books are Cool
Don't be ashamed of your love for comics. Head to these shops and surround yourself with like-minded geeks.
» Book Clubs Uncovered
Find the best book club bets for every literary taste.
» Genre Bookstores
When you've got a specific literary craving, book it to one of these specialty shops.
» Off the Couch and Into the Coffee Shop
Five spots to enjoy freshly ground brew with your book.
» The Windy City Blows Art All 'Round
A guide to friendly neighborhood art galleries.
» Growing Notes
The Lincoln Park Conservatory's latest sound installation is meant for plants—but you can listen, too.
» Deck the Walls
Win over your loved ones by slipping some artwork under the tree.
» Shop Like You're One of a Kind
Skip that holiday shopping trip to the mall and head over to the Merchandise Mart for an eclectic mix of artful gifts.
» Into the Wild
Jim Trainor premieres new and old animations at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Thursday.
» Robyn Okrant
Think you're Oprah-obsessed? This local blogger has surely got you beat.
» Quirky and Queer at Reeling
From gay zombies to bisexual students, this year's Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival goes beyond the mainstream.
» Best of the Chicago Film Fest
Can't choose from among the many award-winning flicks at the Chicago International Film Festival? We've got you covered.
» The Writing on the Wall
Bridgeport is supposed to be the community of tomorrow. A mural painted on the wall of a local gallery tells a slightly different story.
» Ky Dickens
The Chicago-based filmmaker tackles homosexuality and religion with a touch of humor in her latest project.
» Chicago: That Toddlin' Town
Why the Windy City is a filmmaker's fantasyland.
» Saluting Sergei
This month, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the work of a renowned Russian director.
» Better as a Group
As summer sets in, galleries opt for all-encompassing group shows.
» Pre-primary Reading
Before you vote next Tuesday, pick up a book and learn something about the candidates.
» Give the Gift of Lit
Our top book picks for the gift bin.
» Now That's Rather Queer
Check out these queer-focused art shows.
» Art Season Kick-off
A sampling of the what's what and who's who in West Loop and Fulton Market galleries this season.
» Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center
Eric May's art start-up Roots & Culture is here to stay.
» Nurturing New Talent
Non-profit space, ThreeWalls, sets the stage for emerging artists.
» No Touching After Dark
A lit mag and a reading series equals a good time for telling the truth.
» Globiblio
A book club that dictates who gets the Nobel Prize...or at least reads without borders.
» First Fridays Bring Art To Your TGIF
The MCA transforms itself into a nightclub but one night a month.
» Where To Write
Let's face it: Fitzgerald would have gotten nowhere if the strongest thing he was sipping was a frappuccino.
» Gosia Koscielak Goes Global
Cultures and technologies commingle on Bosworth Street in Bucktown.
» A December Art Walk to Remember
Wicker Park and Bucktown Galleries Unite for a Night
» The Art in Gift-Giving
Dabble in the DIY spirit of art this holiday season.
» DvA Gallery Gives Chicago a New Style
Animal crackers and keg beer at an art opening? This isn't your grandma's art gallery.
» Series A
An explosion of literary experimentation on Chicago's South Side.
» Pairing Wine With Food...And Art
Checking out Blackbird's Salon Series, featuring Sally Ko.
» A Royal Treat
Co-directors Kat Parker and Katie Rashid get site-specific at duchess gallery.
» 2nd Story
Storytelling series blends wine, music and reading to the delight of diehard fans.
» The Big Night
My high-heeled, wine-filled tour around Chicago's galleries on opening night.
» Get Loopy over the Loop's Public Art
It's lookin' good in Chicago's main hood.
» Where Commuting Gets Creative
"L" Rides meet murals, mosaics and colorful matters.
» Bookslut
Jessa Crispin is a literary lass extraordinaire, and her Bookslut readings are icing on the cake.
» Greeting New Galleries
The best openings of early 2006.
» Sunday Salon
Straight from NYC, Chicago's latest reading series takes off.
» Get Artsy This Mother's Day
Fabulous art for mom for less than five Benjamins.
» Westward Bound
Art galleries wander further left of the Loop.
» Reading Under the Influence
Getting lit in Lakeview.
» Dangerous Giants Among Us
"The Corporation" takes a grim look at the state of things.
» A Resourceful Chicago
Artists gain insight with the launch of CAR.
» Pitch Black Comedy
Scorsese's neglected "After Hours."
» Early TV Terror
Forgotten spook shows live again on DVD.
» Shivers At Sea
Something scary is waiting "below."
» Apocalypse Now & Again
"The Omega Man" and "The Last Man on Earth."
» Be a DIY-er
How one DIY-er got her feet wet.
» School's Out...Of Control
"It All Starts Today" shows one teacher's heroic struggle.
» How To Write The Great American Novel
A venue-centric approach to becoming the next Steinbeck.
» Getting Even
"Overnight" shows the extremes of egotism.
» An Understated Psycho
Wyler's "The Collector" is a subtle, chilling affair.
» Before "Waterfront"
Gripping realism marks Kazan's "Panic."
» Meet Diabolik
A little Batman, a little Bond and a whole lot of Bava.
» Interstellar Chills
Mood and color rule Bava's "Planet of Vampires."
» Inventing the Giallo
Stylish thrills shine in Bava's "Girl Who Knew Too Much."
» Beyond Metropolis
Lang's Fury stands the test of time.
» Must-See Japanese Cinema
"Postman Blues" shows distinctive style of Sabu.
» How To Market Yourself an Artist
Calling all struggling artists!
» Another Forgetten Film Noir
Love and jealousy battle over a "Long Night."
» The Stunt Man
Brilliant, bewildering fun.
» Times Square Still Rocks
Take a bite out of this Big Apple.
» Andy Kaufman
Wrestling with the audience.
» Monte Hellman
Three films from an American maverick.
» D.I.Y. Spies & Sci-Fi
Grand visions on a budget.
» Forget "Singin' in the Rain"
"Band Wagon" remains a musical masterpiece.
» Chicago Poetry Project
Delivering poetic truths from the quiet folks in the corner.
» The West Loop Art Scene
Art abounds a little left of center.
» Facing Fascism at the Movies
Portraying some of history's darkest elements.
» The Artful Action of Walter Hill
Forget the remake; this is the real deal.
» Two Stabs at Jack the Ripper
Stalking the cinema for the foreseeable future.
» Buying Videos at Walgreens
The joys and jeopardy of the public domain.
» Blaxploitation
Forgotten "Spook" still has plenty of fight.
» River North's Gaggle of Galleries
They're more approachable than you think.
» Larry Fessenden's Horror Flicks
Monsters for the modern age.
» The Dollar Store
All the laughs you can stomach…for a buck.
» Move Over Laurel and Hardy
W.C. Fields in a classic collection.
» Confronting the Everyday
Cantet's films show the drama in everyday angst.
» Experience the Bohemian Scene
Check out Wicker Park's own Around the Coyote.
» Howard Hughes: Beyond "The Aviator"
A passion for filmmaking.
» Look Suave at An Art Opening
There's no need to look like you have no clue...
» Cops and Convicts Unite in Two Carpenter Favorites
Adding John Carpenter to your notable directors' list.
» Combine Art and Romance
Art gallery openings make for a great date.
» Captain Marvel and Dick Tracy Return
Oh, the comic book.
» Digging Diversity
Out favorite artsy spots that celebrat diversity.
» Monkee Mania and Other Pop Music Matters
As long as there have been movies with sound, popular music stars have tried their hand at movie stardom.
» Danny's Reading Series
You should know about the Danny's Reading Series by now.
» Javier Bardem
A name you should know.
» Eastern Chills Renew Horror Cinema
Larry Fessenden once accurately called horror "the most maligned genre in film besides porn."

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