When the show opened this week, the city was already deep into this exact conversation.
Kim’s Corner Food owner Thomas Kong makes art from trash.
The iconic Chicago building’s lobby has become an attraction all its own thanks to Wolfgang Buttress’s dazzling installation.
Extreme noise musicians Ted Sweeney and Omar Gonzalez celebrate the release of their first book with a launch party this Saturday.
The Bodies of Work Festival puts people with disabilities on the stage, on the screen, behind the mike, and in the audience.
A look at the “Local Metrics: Majeed, Mooses, Myrie” exhibition at the U. of C.
Tortoise drummer expands into giving insanely brilliant tattoos
Barack Obama had Shepard Fairey.
Miguel del Valle has Maya Escobar.
Three notable documentary profiles of painters screen this week.
Christopher Wilde talks about the history and culture of queer zines at the Center on Halsted.
German reedist Peter Brötzmann rolls into town for an exhibition of new visual art at Corbett vs. Dempsey (opening with a reception tonight) and a Wednesday concert at the Hideout.
If you’re really into poster art you probably already know about Gigposters, the site that lets you show off, comment on, and buy rock posters. My poster-making acquaintances are downright addicted to it. The members of the Chicago Printers Guild are sure into Gigposters. A bunch of them have contributed prints to a group sale […]
The above photo of A-Trak spinning at Smart Bar comes from Flickr user brian_howe_battle via our new Chicago Reader: Music group. If you’re interested in sharing your Chicago-music-related pics and maybe seeing them on this blog, join up. The fine print is after the jump.
While the rest of us stayed in town for Lollapalooza, Chicago artist Derek Erdman—who’s done a lot of work for the Reader, including our controversial Obama election cover—trekked out to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois to document this weekend’s Gathering of the Juggalos in photos.I wish I could say which one was my favorite but I think they […]