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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Gay Marriage, I'm All for It

BY GRAHAM BROWN
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Marriage Equality. Graham Brown gives us the best primer you'll ever hear. Plus, find out all about H.E.L.P. Everyone's watching it.

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The Profound Beauty of Indigo

BY ROWLAND RICKETTS
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

After graduation Rowland Ricketts moved to Japan to teach English and explored Japanese craft heritage. He discovered indigo leaves and had an aprenticeship at a Tokushima dye factory. He became an indigo farmer, dyer and visual artist. His work developed into creating installations, establishing a social practice and spreading the indigo art.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, August 12th, 2015.

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Waving Goodbye

BY DEANNA DIKEMAN
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Artist Deanna Dikeman is guiding us through her photography, billboard and poster projects. Based in the Midwest, she explores the themes of family, childhood memories, dance, fashion, lost and found, life and death.

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The Quintessential Hipster and other Chicago Personalities

BY RON LITKE
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Ron Litke introduces the PechaKucha Chicago audience to an incredible collection of Chicago creatives that he's interviewed for his radio show on Rivet.

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Don't Spy On Me • OK?

BY MARK PATERNOSTRO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Mark Paternostro presents an optimistic poem with the opening line "Don't spy on me..." His poem explores the spying and monitoring of everyday people by the NSA.

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Meet my (cool) in-laws

BY JOE REINSTEIN
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Joe Reinstein claims to have the coolest in-laws ever - Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles, co-founders of the Fluxus art movement.

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Emily has a hammer

BY BOB BELOTE
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Emily Jaques and Bob Belote work at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  It's a busy place where visitors test exhibits to their limits.  Emily and Bob make sure nothing breaks.

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The Tiniest Best Boat

BY LINDSAY MUSCATO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

What is the simplest vessel — that you can send out into the world — to contain your passion?

Lindsay Muscato is guessing that it's been a while since you've written a letter, but that's alright, leave it to her to write one for you! We see that Lindsay has written hundreds of letters for strangers on typewriters, and has discovered something really special about herself through it all — find out just what that is!

"Presentation of the Day" on May 7, 2015.

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Urania

BY JYL BONAGURO
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

The life of a female intellectual largely forgotten by history emerges in a new play by Jyl Bonaguro portraying how, after falling in love with Voltaire, Emilie Du Châtelet transformed from a social dilettante into one of Europeʼs leading scientific minds. 

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Uncle Sheldon

BY SIMON LANDON
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Sheldon Patinkin was a revered and respected icon of American theater and comedy.  He was also Simon Landon's cool Uncle Sheldon.

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The Array of Things

BY DOUG PANCOAST
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Doug Pancoast is leading The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration which transforms the way faculty and students exchange ideas.  Here he talks about this research, his practice and the Array of Things.

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