Apologies for the content being so thin here on the blog this week  -  sadly, it’ll have to continue in this vein until next week,  due to a combination of heavy deadlines and snow days, which means no school, which means an excess of Playmobil-land building, etc. But hey, a new podcast went up today, and you can use all this extra time to catch up on the ones you missed! Right?! And we have lots of good stuff on tap for next week, blog-wise, so stay tuned. Also: Another quick plug, which I hesitate to deliver given that most public events scheduled for this week have been cancelled due to the blizzard, but what the heck. The fashion blogger and all-around kick-ass young woman Tavi Gevinson aka Style Rookie is going to be interviewed live as part of Mark Bazer‘s The Interview Show this coming Friday, February 4th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. It’ll take place at  The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433).  Doors open at 6. Admission is $5. As some of you know I am a huge admirer of Ms. Gevinson and though I suspect most of Bad at Sports’ readers care not a whit about the fashion blogging world, for those of you who do…and if you also live in Chicago…take note! Bazer will also be interviewing a number of other cool-sounding guests; full details can be found below.

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.