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I live in Chicago with my family, and I enjoy baseball, coffee, travel, writing, reading, and blogging.

An Unexpected Surprise

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June 15th, 2009

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Sometimes you get hit with things you don’t expect. And usually that’s not a good thing. But every once in a while it is. I had such an experience last weekend and, since it involves the arts, I wanted to share it with you. [ Continue Reading ]

Art a la Candyass

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sirrah
May 25th, 2009

cl 025072 Art a la CandyassCary S. Leibowitz, who goes by the name of Candyass, has been making art for 20 years. I recently came across three examples of his work in the Photography gallery of the Art Institute’s new Modern Wing. [ Continue Reading ]

Modern Winging It

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May 21st, 2009

overview faier21 Modern Winging ItThe last time you heard from me, I was encouraging everyone in Chicago (and everyone else, really) to visit the new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since I found myself downtown yesterday, I decided to practice what I preach and take a look-see for myself. And I was not disappointed. [ Continue Reading ]

Free Art (for a limited time only)

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May 18th, 2009

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Let me begin by saying there is free art all the time here at ArtisticThings. The title is referring to the kind of art that usually costs money to see. [ Continue Reading ]

This video explains everything

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May 14th, 2009

According to Mike Winkelmann, a/k/a Beeple, the housing crisis is actually pretty simple. We, as a society, kept moving up to bigger and more elaborate things until the process couldn’t sustain itself anymore. [ Continue Reading ]

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The Art of Rock and Roll

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May 12th, 2009

 jerrybones lrge The Art of Rock and RollIn honor of the Dead’s tour (R.I.P Jerry), I’ll be discussing the man who, more than anyone else, created the visual look associated with the band. Meet Stanley Mouse. [ Continue Reading ]

Art news (in Haiku)

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sirrah
May 6th, 2009

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Vincent van Gogh’s ear

We may know the truth at last

Gauguin cut it off?

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Check out Art Chicago 2009

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May 1st, 2009

holzer m mart jf 72 530x400 Check out Art Chicago 2009Do you like going to art galleries? Will you be in Chicago this weekend? If you answered “yes” to both questions, you should definitely head to the Merchandise Mart this weekend. [ Continue Reading ]

Rob Halford’s new gig

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May 1st, 2009

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Rob Halford is the quintessential metal frontman. The look he created while fronting Judas Priest spawned a generation of imitators. He didn’t write the song “Hell Bent for Leather,” but he sure personifies the concept.   [ Continue Reading ]

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