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‘Raw Artists’ showcase coming to Chicago May 18

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‘Raw Artists’ showcase coming to Chicago May 18

Walking into a Raw Artists: Indianapolis event was like diving into another world. Models with strange makeup seemed to float across the floor. A girl with a neon lighted hula-hoop that changed colors to the music astounded the audience. Each artist’s presentation booth promised something different–sometimes serene, sometimes bizarre–to the viewers. Raw Artists hosts a […]

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Pass the paddle-Chicago’s BDSM community led by powerful women

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Pass the paddle-Chicago’s BDSM community led by powerful women

Contrary to Fifty Shades of Grey, the BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Sadism and Masochism) community in Chicago is lead by powerful women. Elena Croft, 33, hosts one of the longest running fetish nights in Chicago at Exit Bar called Bondage A Go-Go in Uptown. Croft and her partner, Lupe Castel, welcome newcomers and veterans to observe or participate in […]

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China’s historical Terracotta Warriors comes to Field Museum

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China’s historical Terracotta Warriors comes to Field Museum

China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors is a featured exhibit running through January at the Field Museum. The exhibition tells the story of the first emperor of China, Qin Shihuang, and his terracotta tomb. The Chinese families would honor their dead with grave goods as a ritual for many generations. They would bury the […]

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

Immigration, gender and race are all themes of work to be shown at Columbia College Chicago’s DocYourWorld festival May 3 and 4. The event will showcase a multitude of creative projects to push the boundaries of identity, or anti-identity. The DocYourWorld festival is an opportunity for Columbia College students from a variety of majors to […]

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Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Set to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Big Way

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Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Set to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Big Way

The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art has been around for nearly 25 years and is the only nonprofit organization in the United States solely dedicated to outsider art. As the museum gets ready to celebrate its anniversary in a unique way next year, the staff credits its success to the showcasing of artists who […]

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Pilsen Day of The Dead Celebration Draws National Participation

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Pilsen Day of The Dead Celebration Draws National Participation

PILSEN — The annual “Day of The Dead” celebration put on by The National Museum of Mexican Art last Sunday was a community effort to behold. Food, art, and music filled the neighborhood in celebration of loved ones lost. Citizens flooded the museum grounds by Harrison Park in the Pilsen neighborhood to join the festive […]

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Renaldi Exhibit on Display at Loyola University Museum of Art

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Renaldi Exhibit on Display at Loyola University Museum of Art

Black and white. Male and female. Rich and poor. Old-fashioned and modern. These are just some of the social barriers Chicago-born photographer Richard Renaldi succeeds in tearing down in his newest photo project Touching Strangers. Started in 2007 after being inspired by scenes he captured in his cross-country expedition See America by Bus, Renaldi launched this project in […]

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