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 […]

This Article is About Mad Men

AMC’s “Mad Men,” currently airing its fifth season, is pretty good to put it lightly. Since its premiere in 2007 it has received boundless praise from fans, critics and award shows alike. Reportedly, Netflix even paid up to $100 million to bring the show to their streaming service. Despite what the title says however, this […]

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 […]

The Dream of the 90s is Alive in Portlandia

There’s an almost hilarious lack of self-awareness being displayed by the west coast hipsters angered by Portlandia’s mocking of their “so liberal to the point of annoyance” culture. It is true that the sketch comedy show, currently in the middle of its second season on the Independent Film Channel (appropriately enough), derives basically all of […]

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