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Agenda: Wed 7/20/22

The Hoodoisie is a radically politicized live “news show” that takes place on a regular basis “in a different gentrifying neighborhood” according to its founders Ricardo Gamboa, Lily Be, and Steven Beaudion. Live events usually resemble a late night talk show, but with an infusion of what Hoodoisie organizers call “block-optics,” a focus on people […]

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Agenda: Tue 7/19/22

Satan seeks menstrual products to help his followers ride the blood highway. The Satanic Temple of Illinois has partnered with the Pilsen Food Pantry for Menstruatin’ With Satan, a supply drive to collect and distribute pads and tampons for neighbors who need them. Menstrual products are one of the most sought after but least donated […]

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Agenda: Mon 7/18/22

  One of the area’s most underrated art treasures is the Lubeznik Center for the Arts (101 W. Second, Michigan City, Indiana), which is free and open to the public six days a week (closed Tuesdays). On view now is “moniquemeloche presents,” a showcase of artists represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in West Town, which […]

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Threads of connection for the cause

Quilting has long been used as a tool of creative resistance. During the Civil War, abolitionists sold quilts to fundraise for their cause. Starting in 1965, the Alabama-based Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative helped raise money for Black community members who lost income due to their involvement in the fight for civil rights. Today, artists like […]

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28 years of freedom on the wall

What do Cesar Chavez, Ayn Rand, and Harold Washington have in common? They are among the 69 people featured in Adam Brooks’s public art project Freedom Wall, which has been installed on the building at 325 W. Huron since 1994. The text-based installation, which is viewable from the Brown Line’s Chicago stop, has undoubtedly been […]

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Riding the wave of the Crocs

The first time I tried on a pair of Crocs, I was in study hall. This kid named Marlin slid them off and told me I had to give them a go. Marlin wasn’t known for his sartorial choices. He liked to wear thick white socks with flip-flops; the thong wedged into the cotton between […]

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Hulder spreads the dark wings of her black-metal hybrid on her first full-band tour

Named for a type of eerie forest spirit from Scandinavian folklore, Hulder is the project of multi-instrumentalist Marz Riesterer (aka Marliese Beeuwsaert, formerly of Bleeder, where she was known as “the Inquisitor”). Born in Belgium and based in the Pacific Northwest, this one-woman force of nature commanded attention for last year’s full-length debut, Godslastering: Hymns […]