Episode 586: Lea Devon Sorrentino

Episode 586: Lea Devon Sorrentino


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From her site “My practice is an auto-ethnographical investigation of my life in pursuit of understanding contemporary American culture. My practice is about calling attention to the constructs of American success and the emotional investments we place in possessions and entertainment to create individuality. Or, in not art speak, I am interested in why we eat too much, spend too much, and cry at reality television.”

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (4/20-4/26)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (4/20-4/26)

1. Julia Fish and Deana Lawson April 21, 2017, 5-7:30PM Rhona Hoffman Gallery: 118 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607   2. This Land Again and New Demands? April 20, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Lindsey Dorr-Niro and Lisa Vinebaum Sector 2337: 2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago,...

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Episode 584: Edward Cabral


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Join the wonderfully wacky hosts of Bad at Sports Center as they welcome Edward Cabral, Executive Director and Chef of the Sanctuary Cafe at the University Church in Hyde Park to the show. This delicious episode covers covers Mexican Chocolate Cake with a twist, cookie challenges, professional pumpkin carving and how an art school grad broke into the artistic baking scene. Enough arts, jokes & “orts” to go around!

Bad At Sport Comic Sundays (On Tuesday) with Believed Behavior

By Max Morris Howdy folks! This weeks Sunday Comics was a little delayed due to Easter hijinks, but this entry I am excited to preview some books being featured by Andy Rench's publishing project Believed Behavior. I first became aware of Believed Behavior due to...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (4/13-4/19)

1. The Work of Melvin King: A Chicago Experience April 14, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Melvin King William Hill Gallery: 6144 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637   2. Color is a faraway place April 15, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: CC Ann Chen Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago,...

Thinks: Simon Anderson

Through Either Side: Interview with Simon Anderson Keeley Haftner: So Simon, this will be somewhat of a traditional interview, but punctuated with my mention of selections from George Brecht’s Water Yam for you to respond to. Sound good? Simon Anderson: Okay! KH:...

Bad at Sports Sunday Comics with Margot Ferrick

by Krystal DiFronzo The work of Margot Ferrick is alchemical, words and figures become liquid gold across spread pages. It feels current in it's lack of direct narrative and it's strong poetic lyricism but also feels more akin to illuminated medieval manuscripts than...

We Need To Help Logan Like He Helps Us!

From Ed and all of us, Our friend, community organizer, and rad human LOGAN BAY needs our help. Late on Friday, March 24th, just after a community event he produced, Logan was unloading his own parked car in front of his own home when he was hit by an automobile. Both...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (4/6-4/12)

1. Round and Round April 7, 2017, 6PM Work by: Johana Moscoso Dole Mansion Gallery: 401 Country Club Rd, Crystal Lake, IL 60014   2. As A Shadow Before The Law (an exhibition) April 8, 2017, 7-10PM Work by: Josh Rios and Anthony Romero Ballroom Projects: 3012 S...

Thinks: Fulla Abdul-Jabbar

Hello, and welcome back to thinks you can think.  This week we welcome a text by Fulla Abdul-Jabbar, titled Exquisite Dog.  This piece has me re-thinking my relationship to my phone, to television, and to the devices (now, open platforms) that circulate images....

Bad at Sports Sunday Comics with ZINE NOT DEAD

by Krystal DiFronzo Chicago has been home to several experimental comic reading series over the years. Venues have evolved from apartment living rooms and small DIY galleries to performance spaces such as Constellation and Thalia Hall. The unifying and exciting...