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Grandma's House

BY MARYA SPONT-LEMUS
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Marya Spont-Lemus is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. In 2014, she co-created the FrankenToyMobile. Marya lives and works on the South Side and endeavors to enable a more empathetic and equitable society.

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Misplaced Irreverence

BY ANDY SWINDLER
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 05, 2012

Andy Swindler notes minor infractions in the everyday world. It always pays to have a camera.

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Visiting Cuba

BY WALTER STREET III
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Walter Street III recalls revolution in Cuba in January 1959. It took him 57 years to realize his ambition to visit.

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Got My Kiss Records Out...

BY JAY GRAHAM
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

"Their plane was met by thousands...they thought the Beatles must have been on an adjoining runway but they were there to see Cheap Trick." 

In "Got My Kiss Records Out..." from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38, Jay Graham talks about the exhibition he curated that focuses on Cheap Trick's guitarist, Rick Nielsen.

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Reading Between the Lines

BY JUDE STEWART
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Who invented patterns?  The arrangement of stripes and lines can be embedded with symbolism and motifs.  Jude Stewart has written two books on the subject.

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Life Lessons From Figure Skating

BY ALLISON MANLEY
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Allison Manley shares the lessons that she has learned from figure skating.

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Historic Preservation is Dead!

BY ELIZABETH BLASIUS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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Hungry People Start Wars

BY ERIC DAVIS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

In a compelling arguement, Eric Davis uses his 400 seconds to articulate how cities are killing themselves.  

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The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits

BY LOU BANK
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

"There is only one true craft spirits movement. It is in Mexico, and it started hundreds of years ago."

In The Agave Plant and the Art of Craft Spirits from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 38Lou Bank explains the practice of making craft spirits and how he's leveraging this to revitalize small Mexican communities with the Agave plant.

"This was PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, August 5th, 2016. 

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The Art Of Tidying

BY SHARON EXLEY
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Sharon Exley thinks her home needs purging of clutter.  She reads up on house cleaning strategies, and then gives a bunch of stuff away during PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 37.  Peter Exley provides some assistance.

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A Philosophy Primer

BY ISABELLA COPELAND
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Do you need a primer on philosophy?  Isabella Copeland gives you the best one you'll ever need.

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Trial by Fire

BY DANNY WICKE
@ VOL 37 ON MAR 01, 2016

Architect Danny Wicke built a VW Beetle. Here, he tells the story of his car from the beginning when he got his hands dirty in rural Alabama.

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