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11 hours agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

By Randall Szott, I hate baseball. To be a fan of it requires patience, an appreciation for subtlety, and an abundance of attention that I simply can’t muster. Not valuing baseball is just one of many of my character flaws that Ted Purves characteristically saw past to find my redeeming qualities. Magnanimity is an awkward, […]


1. Pound Into Flesh July 29, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Julie Potratz Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago IL 60608   2. Differences in Permeability July 28, 2017, 8PM Work by: Allen Moore, Tracy Montes, Rebecca Himelstein, and Jordan Martins Comfort Station Logan Square (lawn): 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   3. Fantastic […]

Thinks: Ina Blom

Appreciating the Weirdness: An Interview with Ina Blom   Ina Blom: If I’m a little bit off, it’s because for some time now I haven’t slept much, after a bad bout of flu. But I’m symptom free now! Keeley Haftner: Yes I’m glad to hear your feeling better, and we’ll forgive you for any illness-related […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/20-7/26)

1. It’s all Borrowed Time July 22, 2017, 6-10PM Work by: Sofia Moreno The Learning Machine: 3145 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Floorplan July 25, 2017, 9-11PM Work by: Julia Dratel Elastic Arts: 3429 W Diversey #208, Chicago, IL 60647   3. The Mountains Whispered and the Canyon Sang July 21, 2017, […]

Tom Sanford where have you been?

For those of you who have been missing Tom Sanford and wondering what he has been up to… It is good news all around. Come September we are dropping (every Monday till they are gone and we are once again fair-ing) 16 episodes recorded at the NADA Art Fair in Miami and New York, many […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (7/13-7/19)

1. Sedentary Fragmentation July 14, 2017, 7-11PM Work by: Hannibal Alkhas, Mehdi Hosseini, Raha Raissnia, Azadeh Gholizadeh, Yasamin Ghanbari, Nazafarin Lotfi, Elnaz Javani, Maryam Hoseini, and Sophie Loloie (Curated by Kimia Maleki) Heaven Gallery:1550 N Milwaukee Ave. 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60622   2. Retrato de Malinalli con Fruta Temporal July 15, 2017, 7-10PM Work […]

Thinks: Mel Potter on EthnoFeminist Art

Interview and visual essay by Lise McKean Melissa Hilliard Potter is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, writer, and co-founder of the Papermaker’s Garden at Columbia College in Chicago, where she is an associate professor of Art and Art History. We began our conversation in the Papermaker’s Garden on a late afternoon in June, just after a […]

Bad At Sports Sunday Comics – Lane Milburn

By Max Morris Welcome backs comics fans! Quick reminder- did you enjoy Krystal’s post on Lala Albert awhile back?  Sonatina Books currently has open preorders for Lala’s “Wet Earth” open, check out their online shop to place your order! This will be the longest Albert’s work I’ve seen, so I’m pretty excited to lay hands […]


1. Visible Invisible Divisible July 7, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: James Jankowiak, Barbara Koenen, Anna Kunz, Jon Merritt, Alan Pocaro, Yvette Kaiser Smith, Chris Smith, Tom Torluemke, Linda Dorman (Organized by Tom Torluemke and Linda Dorman) Co-Prosperity Sphere: 3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. a hand well trained July 7, 2017, 5-7:30PM […]

Thinks: Elizabeth Van Loan

This week, I am pleased to present to you dazzling ennui of Elizabeth Van Loan: three poetic musings on the subjects of Nihilism, Boredom, and Malaise. Enjoy!     On Boredom   – Boredom is the dull ache of a mind coming into contact with itself. When serious, it produces a mental writhing similar to […]

Bad at Sport Sunday Comics- Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Roundup #2

By Krystal DiFronzo It was only a few weeks ago but this year’s CAKE already feels miles away. I tabled both days and traffic felt a little slower then previous years (two days of Cubs games a block away was a bit of a problem) but it was still one of the richest years in […]


1. MATERIALKINK June 30, 2017, 6-8PM Work by: Michael Blake, Chloe Cooper, Clarita Luli?, Luis Mejico, James Murray, David Nasca, Heather Raquel / Ms. Philadelphia Leather, Tamara Santibañez, Lauren Steinberg, Vincent Tiley, Jade Williams, and Derrick Woods-Morrow (Curated by José Santiago Pérez) Leather Archives & Museum: 6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60606   2. […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/22-6/28)

1. Black Light and Make Room June 23, 2017, 5-8PM Work by: William Estrada, NIC Kay, AJ McClenon, Rhonda Wheatley, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, Community Futures Lab, Amir George, Patric McCoy and The Underground Museum Gallery 400: 400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607   2. WE June 24, 2017, 8-9PM Work […]

Thinks: Nazafarin Lotfi Ventures beyond the Horizon

Interview and visual essay Lise: You have exhibited quite a lot around Chicago over the past year.  Your work was in group shows at Regards and Goldfinch galleries. It also was in the Resonant Objects shows at the Arts Incubator and Logan Center Gallery at the University of Chicago in conjunction with your residency with […]

Bad at Sport Sunday Comics- Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Roundup #1

By Max Morris Well hey there, welcome back to another installment of Sunday Comics at Bad at Sports. This week I’m providing you with our top picks from last weekend’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo! CAKE is always a potent Chicago event- local talent brings out their best, and out of town publishers and artist flock […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/15- 6/21)

1. A i r tight June 16, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Ben Harle, Kelsey Harrison, Ashley Pastore, Kushala Vora, and Zoë Greenham Silent Funny: 4106 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60651   2. Marginal Green June 17, 2017, 3-6PM Work by: Stella Brown, Ellie Irons, Jaclyn Jacunski, and Jenny Kendler (Curated by Elizabeth Lalley) Goldfinch: […]

THINKS: Kent Monkman

In the wake of the dialogue surrounding Sam Durant’s “Scaffold” at the Walker Art Center, and on the event of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation this July 1st, I present you the acutely considered and poetically writ text of Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon produced to accompany Monkman’s multi-venue, cross-Canada tour of new work in […]

Bad at Sports Sunday Comics with Conor Stechschulte

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

by Max Morris Hi-dittle-dee, its the CAKE weekend! Today is the final day of this year’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, featuring over 200 exhibitors of the finest comics you can handle. This week, I wanted to feature a piece of work debuting at this weeks festival by a local artist, work that gives a notion […]


2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. Diaspora/Dyaspora: Haiti to Chicago and Back Again (A Migration Story) June 9, 2017, 6:30-10PM Work by: Alexandra Antione Rootwork Gallery: 645 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60616   2. Revenge Body June 9, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Sophie Friedman-Pappas and Rachel Hayden ADDS DONNA: 3252 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   3. Transmitters […]

Bad At Sports Sunday Comics with Daria Tessler

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

By Krystal DiFronzo This upcoming weekend cartoonists and publishers from around the world will flock to the Center on Halsted for the 5th Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). A book I’m really looking forward to picking up is Accursed: A Collection of Texts from Excavated Curse Tablets Made in Ancient Greece and Rome drawn […]

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