Model turned Creative Director, Grace Coddington’s Memoir

Photo: Janice Janeczko With an orange cover as distinctive as Grace Coddington’s signature hairstyle, Grace: A Memoir, exists in two spheres: as a beautiful art object and as a book. Coddington’s own drawings and illustrations offset the writing with beautiful archival photos scattered throughout the book coinciding with some of the more important life events […]

An Afternoon with Jane Hirt, the Managing Editor of the Chicago Tribune

Jane Hirt, Chicago Tribune. (Photo by Wendy Pierro/Tribune) Walking into Tribune Tower at 435 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Ill. can thrill even seasoned journalists. The neo-Gothic building is a well-known Chicago landmark, and the lobby is full of quotes about press freedom from Joseph Medill to Voltaire. But when you take the elevator up […]

Goshka Macuga’s “Exhibit, A”

Polish artist Goshka Macuga’s Exhibit, A is in the final week of its tour at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The work will be taken down on April 7. Model for a Sculpture (Family) Macuga employs cubist sculpture, photography, glass, steel installations, and found objects in her creations, giving the overall aesthetic a hugely variant yet […]

Sarah Weddington and Roe v. Wade

“I never thought we would be talking about it this much later,” said Sarah Weddington, 67, one of the lawyers who argued the landmark case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion. “We don’t talk about contraception much anymore and that was ’65.” Photo: The Austin Chronicle On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Northwestern University College Feminists […]

Shimon Attie and his Metro.PAL.IS

(This article was featured in our print issue, which was published on Nov. 10, 2012.) On October 12 the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art hosted New-York based artist Shimon Attie for a talk and lunch to discuss his newest work, a video installation project called MetroPAL.IS. Two dozen students, faculty and Evanston residents crowded […]

FEAST: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Smart Museum of Art hosted a symposium relating to the topic of their current exhibit, “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.” This symposium, aptly (if not blandly) named “Symposium: of Hospitality,” consisted of several panels, a performance piece called The Identical Lunch Symphony, performed by Alison Knowles and a group […]

A Portrait of the Artist as a High School Student: Ravenswood’s Independent Arts Programs

Kelsey Galles, Kylie Gilbert, and Harry Swartout also contributed to this story. Ravenswood’s Lake View High School, Cate Mascari’s Wednesday morning choral class breezes through a complicated piece with the aid of a teacher from Chicago’s Music of the Baroque who is on loan to Lake View for private, pro bono voice lessons. A student peruses her copy […]