Oscar Chavez and His vaccum

Oscar Chavez walks into Bru, an equal parts cafe and juice bar located in the heart of Wicker Park, on a warm, sunny afternoon. Chavez orders a smoothie that further accentuates his brightly colored clothing before taking a seat. Adorned with a slew of intricate rings, his hands follow the patterns in his voice as…

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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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The Grotesque World of Mateusz Krajewski

Saturday morning cartoons. The innocent pleasure of children across golden age America and the guilty pleasure of their parents. But in the last decade, cartoons, both in-print and televised, have moved to a land of social consciousness. From “Superjail” and “Adventure Time” to “Steven Universe” and “Rick and Morty”, American animation seeks to innovate one…

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Muslims of America: Nihal Al-Qawasmi

Muslims of America  is a series curated and created by Carlos Khalil Guzman. Nihal Al-Qawasmi is a 21-year-old Palestinian-Muslim, writer, full-time editor, and the co-founder of a game-changing online magazine called MissMuslim.nyc. She is one year away from earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts, Journalism and Political Science. Off-Kilter: What made you pursue journalism…

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Editors Pick:All About Macy

  It’s impossible not to get chills when you hear Macy Gray. Macy Gray is an creative Icon- from her music, to her fashion just being carefree and being herself.  Ariana Grande released her 3rd studio album Dangerous Woman despite people’s accusations of her ripping off the legend; Mariah Carey- she has a great voice.…

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