Bad at Sports Site Redesign

November 2, 2009 · Print This Article

BaS KidWelcome to the new website for Bad at Sports. With this major re-design we aim to strip away some of the site’s more cumbersome features in order to focus on the two things we do: the podcast and the blog. Now, you can access blog content from the website’s home page along with direct links to our most recent stories and related posts from our archives.

The weekly podcast’s content remains front and center (well, now it’s a little more left-of-center), with the past few weeks’ worth of podcasts available through direct links on the home page as well. In the coming weeks, we’ll also be adding some new Chicago-based bloggers to our mix of weekly contributors–stay tuned for those announcements soon.

In November, we’ll also be initiating a new weekly(ish) series titled Off-Topic, in which we invite artists, curators, writers, and other cultural workers to discuss a subject not related to the practice of making art. It’s a chance for people to geek out on aspects of culture that they’re passionate about outside the realm of fine art proper – topics they don’t have a forum to write about elsewhere – and based on the essays we’ve already got lined up, we’re pretty confident this new series is going to kick ass.

With the new site, we want to try out a few different ways of engaging community response to our blog content in an effort to make Bad at Sports feel like a welcoming place for everyone who wants to hang out here.  Instead of a comments feature, we’ll have a bi-weekly “Letters to the Editors” post on Saturdays. Please send your thoughts, threats, and hate mail to with the subject Letters to the Editor. We’re also going to be making a bigger behind-the-scenes effort to engage our listeners and readers more directly by soliciting your contributions to the Off-Topic series as well as a few other new content angles we’ve got up our sleeves but aren’t quite ready to roll out yet.

We hope you’re as excited about our redesign as we are. Take a look around, see what you think. And as always, thanks for hanging with us.

Triangle Neighbors’ 13th Annual 2009 North Halsted Halloween Parade

November 1, 2009 · Print This Article

Photos from this years Triangle Neighbors’ 13th Annual 2009 North Halsted Halloween Parade. [Read more]

Where the Wild Things Are Dirty Hipsters Are!

October 31, 2009 · Print This Article

Hope everyone is having a great Halloween and in the spirit of dressing up as things you are not here is the latest movie trailer by Spike Jonze “Where the Dirty Hipsters Are” the sequel to the smash hit “Where the Wild Things Are”. Have fun!

Duncan MacKenzie and Lori Waxman on Eight Forty-Eight

October 30, 2009 · Print This Article

PhotobucketCan’t get enough Duncan? Well, if that is the case, check out Duncan and Lori Waxman on Chicago Public Radio’s Eight Forty-Eight.

“That crisp fall air wafting our way can only mean one thing, and this is the season to discover what’s happening in Chicago art. So we’ve invited a couple of critics who have their fingers on the pulse of both the established and underground art scenes. Duncan MacKenzie is Executive Producer and co-host of the Bad at Sports podcast and a Lecturer in the Art and Design Department at Columbia College. Lori Waxman writes about the visual arts as a freelance critic for the Chicago Tribune. She’s also an Art History Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.”

Check it out on Eight Forty-Eight’s site.

In 1 More Day Everything Changes

October 30, 2009 · Print This Article

Only 1 more day before the switch and at this point we all are done working really. It’s almost Halloween (spelled it right Anna Maria Cerniglia thanks : ) and lets get real many of us are already out downing our second Pabst in anticipation for Saturday. So have a great weekend, see everyone Sunday with a fresh new show among other things. Here is a great music video of David Byrne & BPA’s “Toe Jam” directed by Keith Schofield that is definitely not safe for work [NSFW] but hopefully will get you amped up for a great weekend.

Have fun!