Episode 744: Deborah Stratman

Episode 744: Deborah Stratman


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This week on Bad at Sports Center: Dana and Jesse speak with Deborah Stratman about the filmmaker’s now-postponed Chicago Works exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. We hear Stratman’s take on the issues inherent in screening work in a contemporary art museum and learn about her work on endlessly fascinating Chicago journalist Studs Terkel. 

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/25-7/1)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/25-7/1)

1.  The Young and the Restless June 27, 5:30-8pm FLXST CONTEMPORARY: 2251 S Michigan Ave, Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616 With: Samantha Cabrera Friend, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Danny Hwong, Ty Healey, and Colleen Keihm   2.   Remy Bordas and Olivia Juarez: Doubles June...
Episode 743: Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker

Episode 743: Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker


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For this weeks episode of Bad at Sports Center we’ve finally transitioned into are virtual studio and are elated to be joined by the editors of The World’s Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia, Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker. Our guests provide Ryan and Dana with some background into the pioneering experimental orchestra, and we discuss their comprehensive compilation of interviews, new essays, historical documents and images. Tune in to hear all this and so much more (including, of course, Weird Al) on this episode of B@SC.

Episode 742: Heather Mekkelson

Episode 742: Heather Mekkelson


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This week we Bad at Sport Center returns as we Kick begin experimenting with virtual recording. No one’s back in our regular studio so we are reaching out to friends and artists we admire to talk about their exhibitions and events that have existed in the vacuum created by Covid 19.

Heather Mekkelson, long time bright light and unique sculptural voice had an exhibition which is functionally still up at 65 Grand disrupted by the Chicago lockdowns related to the pandemic. We chat through and try to open up her whimsical and profound investigations.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/18-6/24)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/18-6/24)

1. Liberatory Practices June 19, 12-1:30pm Arts and Public Life Seed Lynn and Sadie Woods 2. by & for: ed.3 June 20-23, 2020 With Elena Ailes, Claire Ashley, Angela Azmitia, Lucy Baird, Margaret Crowley, Cass Davis, Madeleine Finley, Rami George, Griffin Goodman,...