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Thanks and giving

This unholy year is winding down (or so we're told), and as we veer between images of poop emojis and dumpster fires to do it visual justice, it's hard to…

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Em Kettner creates elaborate casings for her sacred sculptures

Garfield Park-based gallery Goldfinch opened “Play the Fool,” a solo show with works by Em Kettner in late October. I traveled to the gallery earlier last week to examine the…

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Fragmented lives up to its title—for better or worse

“You and I both know that if you leave here and talk shit about this play, people will just assume you’re racist,” says K in Fragmented, a new play by…

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Tamara Cubas honors women who cross borders alone

click to enlarge Tamara Cubas Pablo Abdala In a year of minimal mobility, migration is on the mind of Uruguayan choreographer and visual artist Tamara Cubas, who launched an international…

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The Spin and What the Constitution Means to Me provide post-election catharsis

The long national nightmare of the past four years may not be over, but as the happy pandemonium that erupted this past weekend over the announcement of the Biden/Harris victory…

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Bisa Butler stitches together portraits of Black American life

The first and only time I’ve seen Bisa Butler’s artwork “in the flesh” was at EXPO 2018, at Navy Pier. I’d never heard of her before catching sight of her…

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Bound to the Point

“This is a community of people. It’s really, really beautiful. I feel so fortunate to be a part of it.” David Travis My clock says it's a few minutes before…

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Visceral Dance Chicago moves ahead with plans for a new space

“My dream was to have a company. My dream was to create a space that was inclusive in every way, diverse, but really personable and connected,” says Nick Pupillo, founder…

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Token Theatre makes its debut with Zac Efron

Zac Efron: two-time winner of the MTV Movie Award for “best shirtless performance,” four-time nominee and two-time Teen Choice “Male Hottie” winner, CinemaCon Comedy Star of the Year, and Golden…

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Back in the burbs

When writer Jason Diamond grew up in Chicago's north suburbs, he couldn't wait to escape. But after a couple decades in Chicago and New York City, his latest essay collection…

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