Posts in category "Art"

8 Reasons to do a Jigsaw Puzzle This Christmas Season

8 Reasons to do a Jigsaw Puzzle This Christmas Season
Growing up, my family always did Christmas-themed jigsaw puzzles and then as I got older I realized that wasn’t the case for everyone, and in fact, VERY few people do them. I love ‘em, so I’m here to evangelize their merits. Here are 8 reasons to do a puzzle this Christmas season. 1. They are... Read more »

Creeping the 'tute Part two(t)

Creeping the 'tute Part two(t)
On my 34th birthday I did what any normal 34 year old does on their birthday. Namely, take their softball trophy (the Kup) and a friend/teammate to a world-class art museum for a few photo opportunities. My companion was Curtis, our softball team’s speedy lead-off hitter and rangy short center fielder (Short Center is a... Read more »

The 5 W's of Emerging Artist Alison Meaney

The 5 W's of Emerging Artist Alison Meaney
From a big family with art in her blood, emerging Chicago paintress Alison Meaney has been making the world a brighter place since she came smiling into it.  Alison is a cheerful Irish gal with a heart of gold, a contagious laugh, and the strokes of a super whimsical, dancing  paintbrush once used by her... Read more »
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How Jimmy Buffett and Master P. use the Same 11 Words Very Differently in Their Lyrics

How Jimmy Buffett and Master P. use the Same 11 Words Very Differently in Their Lyrics
While listening to, “Only Time Will Tell“, by Jimmy Buffett song, I was reminded of a Master P song called “Only Time Will Tell“, so I amused myself by singing the Master P verse to the music of the Buffett song. What made it funny to me, was how different these artists are and how... Read more »

My Day with the Kup

My Day with the Kup
On August, 21st ChicagoNow won the Kup Cup for winning the Chicago Media League 16″ softball league. We will all get the Kup for a few days to do whatever we want with it, and here are the pictures I took after about 30 hours with it.

Get a Taste of Tribe Tour: STS9 to Tickle Chicago's Musical Palate this weekend

Get a Taste of Tribe Tour:  STS9 to Tickle Chicago's Musical Palate this weekend
Every time I see Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), it is a blast.  I can’t think of another band who I have seen in so many various capacities: inside, outside, sharing bills at one event with hip-hop acts, and the  next with bluegrass and jam bands, acoustic output vs. plugged-in, in the daytime, and then... Read more »
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My Adventures Creeping the 'tute

My Adventures Creeping the 'tute
Creeping the ‘tute (v),  To peruse the art at the Art Institute of Chicago with the vigor, rapt and enjoyment of a voyeur, and possibly join in on the art itself.  Eventually merely posing next to my favorite work of art wasn’t enough for my photo opportunities at the Art Institute of Chicago. For a... Read more »

What I Learned at North Coast: 5 Moves Every DJ Makes

What I Learned at North Coast: 5 Moves Every DJ Makes
Over Labor Day weekend I luxuriated in the VIP of the North Coast Music Festival thanks to my press pass. One of the perks was access to the VIP section in the crowd for every stage. You can see it on the map displayed here- it’s basically the front left (if you’re standing on the... Read more »

10 Marijuana-infused Tweaks to the Chicago Reader's Back Cover

10 Marijuana-infused Tweaks to the Chicago Reader's Back Cover
In celebration of Rahm’s newly-relaxed pot laws, and the always great pot-law reporting of the Chicago Reader’s  Mick Dumke that brought us that story on Thursday, I thought I’d post these. They are copies of the current Reader (as of publishing time)  that have been defaced with an illegal substance  artistically re-conceptualized in a mixed medium. Call it... Read more »
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Top 6 Must See Artists at Electric Forest 2012

1. PAPADOSIO: Papadosio is a five piece electronic rock band cultivating conscious music that purposely defies genre classification. Their music attempts to create an inspirational environment for progress and positivity.For the past 5 years, Papadosio has been creating conscious, mind expanding dance music that purposely defies classification. In an attempt to create an inspirational environment for progressive and positive thinking, this year of 2012 will see the addition of some very exciting and integral means of expressing their artistic message. Papadosio asks that everyone reevaluate the role of music and take a less nostalgic view of what has been and a more enthusiastic view of what is and what could be. As the year unfolds Papadosio encourages fans to come with open ears, minds, and hearts, and help them wake the world.
(“Like” us on Facebook) The music line-up, experience, culture and environment of electric forest is nothing but magnificent. I wanted to point out a few truly notable artists that may be easy to miss throughout your magical weekend! The artists below are some of the best up and coming artists I’ve recently discovered in 2012.... Read more »