Show You Suck

As much as we all claim to know the power of music and its ability to bring people together—31-year-old Chicago based rapper Show You Suck has actually seen it. “In the past year, maybe the year before, my mom and dad started coming to my shows. This is the first time in my life I’ve…

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Publishing House B&B

A beautiful 11 bedroom urban loft in Chicago’s West Loop. The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast will change your perception of how good a B&B can be. The former Free Methodist Publishing House was built in 1909 and has been completely renovated in 2017 into 11 beautifully appointed en suite rooms, expansive living areas, and seriously awesome breakfast. 108…

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SO DEAD Lookbook 2017

SO DEAD was founded in Chicago in 2016. Their second collection was released on July, 23rd. These new pieces present our first venture into cut and sew. This collection was made to stand out from any predecessor. I feel like what sets us apart from other brands, particularly in Chicago, is that we ourselves aren’t…

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Local: Of Memories and Forgetfulness. 

[Friday, June 23, 2017 to Thursday, July 13, 2017Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6-9pm]  New show from the brilliant people at The Chicago Artists Coalition: Of Memories and Forgetfulness, a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring artists Caroline Liu, Pooja Pittie, and Brittney Leeanne Williams. Curated by Sheridan Tucker.  You can find more information about the show and…

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Local: Black Tea Recap 

From our friends over at  People Who Care, The Chicago PrEP Working Group and PrEP4Love, we partnered with them to help produce a magical event:Black Tea.   We  gathered to celebrate and uplift one another; events like Black Tea are much needed for the soul and simply connecting on an intimate level. We loved being…

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Brown Girls: A Love Story

Fatimah Asghar tells stories. But she’s also a nationally touring poet, with her works featured in PBS, POETRY Magazine, and The Paris-American. But more generally, she considers herself an artist. She’s never entered film before, but she wrote a script based on herself and her friendships last winter. “Nothing in media reflects our relationships or…

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‘ok cool’ capsule x VGBS

The ‘ok cool’ capsule collection is the first drop available following VGBS’s brand makeover. With digital paintings inspired by photographers Julia Noni and Kasia Bielska, the three shirts focus on the under-celebrated darker hues of beauty. The collections design and concept is the brain child of Troi Warren, the founder of the brand. The lookbook…

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Color Studies 

by Cody Schlabaugh Lifeless stills and lively color paradoxically combine to emanate an eerily immersed envelope of quietude. This body of work examines the formal qualities of color and its transformation of familiar objects by stripping them of their recognizable characteristics with the purpose of creating scenes that display a fleeting presence of human existence.…

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From Nature: Real Soaps

2015 marked the beginning of a global conscious revolution. People have become more aware of what they are putting in their body and on it. Real Soaps is a brand made from consciousness, love, and most important- nature. Off-Kilter: What were some of your interests growing up? Real Soaps: Growing up I was very involved…

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Careless for Fame

William H.Holla presents his second capsule collection, “Careless for Fame.” Conceptualized from the perception of great artists who do not relish in the limelight, Holla’s collection combines a bold yellow palette with printed images. Featuring Givinni and FourHashtags wandering around the ethereal Museum of Contemporary Art, the lookbooks visuals are gripping. The meticulously bright shade…

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Made in America: Independence Chicago

 Independence Chicago is the combination of both vintage American and Japanese workwear. Founded back in 2012, Independence has provided consumers with more than just garments but with articles of clothing that have a story to tell. Independence houses an array of brands from Levi all the way to Norse Projects. One of their popular brands…

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

In May 1991, the MCA selected Josef Paul Kleihues to design our new home. It was Kleihues’s first commission in the United States, and a fitting one for someone who admired the architectural traditions of Chicago, especially architects William Le Baron Jenney, David Adler, Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, John Root, and the firm of Holabird…

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