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Newcity’s June issue features the story behind the largest presentation of Frida Kahlo’s works in the Chicago area in forty years. It also features an original ten-page comics story by Margaret Flatley (“In which the rescue dog Eleanor brings joy and heartbreak”), a look at eighty years of history at the South Side Community Art Center by Alisa Swindell, a conversation by Monica Kass Rogers with Claudia Flores, Director of the Global Human Rights Clinic and much more.
Newcity’s May issue features a look at the history of the Thompson Center, a building which the state intends to sell for redevelopment imminently, by F. Philip Barash. It also includes a feature by Rafael Francisco Salas on the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton, WI, where an experiment in the future of the museum is taking shape. An original four-page comic by Abby Jo Turner, “Songs That Keep Me Company” is included, as are stories on Viral Ecologies, New Medina Theater Collective, Chicago shawarma and much more.
Newcity’s September issue features our fall art preview – our guide to the best programs, performances, exhibitions and events of the new season. It also includes our annual survey of the city’s visual art world, the Art 50, featuring Rashayla Marie Brown as the artist of the moment. The issue also features an interview with architect Marshall Brown, focusing on his time in Chicago as he prepares to depart the city for a position at Princeton. We also profile beachcomber John Soss, who collects objects on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Newcity’s August issue features our annual Music 45, a survey of Chicago’s rich musical talent, and a profile of the Musician of the Moment, Jean Deaux. It also includes a feature on Chicago’s growing Netball community, a look at the restoration of Mies’ McCormick House, an interview with Kim Brooks on parenting in this age and a feminist guide to Lollapalooza.
Newcity’s February issue celebrates our anniversary with three stories centered on the future: an exit interview with serial entrepreneur Howard Tullman, who was instrumental of 1871 and its place in the local tech ecosystem, a firsthand look at everything learned about filmmaking in the production of our first feature film, Signature Move, and a feature on Cure Violence Chicago and other organizations looking to treat gun violence as a public health issue.
The January 2018 Issue
Newcity’s January issue features our annual look at the leaders of the theater, dance, comedy and opera worlds of Chicago. Another feature includes an interview with Alicia Eler, art critic for the Star-Tribune, on her upcoming book covering our national obsession with “selfieness.” The issue also highlights three organizations – Chicago Inclusion Project, Not In Our House and The Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition – at the forefront of the growth of activism in our theater community.
The December 2017 Issue
Newcity’s December issue takes a look at the world of designed objects in Chicago, with features on the auctioneer Richard Wright, designed object pioneers Volume Gallery and a series of designers commenting on one designed object they’ve created. The issue also features a look at Banksy’s new hotel in Bethlehem and a holiday gift guide for the discerning lover of design.
The November 2017 Issue
Newcity’s November issue is our influential Best of Chicago edition, now in its 25th year. This edition of Best of Chicago features not only a look at the best the city has to offer in 2017, but a look back at what’s changed and what hasn’t over the 25 years we’ve published the issue.
The October 2017 Issue
Newcity’s October 2017 issue features an interview with cinema legend and activist Shabana Azmi, a feature on the Mayan influences on Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, a profile of Aymar Jean Christian and his work at Open TV and the Film 50, a look at the behind-the-scenes forces in Chicago’s film community.
The September 2017 Issue
Newcity’s September issue includes highlights of the fall season from some of Chicago’s top cultural figures, a look the leading curators, gallerists administrators and more from the city’s visual arts ecosystem, an interview with Deana Haggag, the new CEO and President of United States artists, on the state of arts funding today and a look at the coming edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
EXPO CHICAGO 2017 – Newcity Official Guide
Newcity’s official guide to EXPO CHICAGO includes a feature on David Hartt’s new exhibition at the Graham Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a look at the new Derrick Adams exhibition at Stony Island Arts Bank and an interview with Naomi Beckwith of the MCA and Romi Crawfod of SAIC on viewing contemporary art through social media. It also includes our comprehensive guide to EXPO CHICAGO, including the participating galleries, EXPO ART WEEK events, IN/SITU programming and more.
The August 2017 Issue
Newcity’s August 2017 issue features the Music 45: Who Keeps Chicago in Tune, a look at the music community being built at Fort Knox and 2112, a few critics’ takes on the best way to navigate Lollapalooza, a feature on the organizers of Masji al-Rabia, a LGBTQIA+-affirming Muslim congregation and a story on Alex Carter, a rising Chicago stylist.