Favorite Posts of 2013


It’s been a quiet year on this site, but lest you think I’ve been slacking here are some favorite posts I’ve written elsewhere in 2013.

SAIC The Walk 2013 Fashion Show
The next generation of fashion designers impressed with collections that balanced power and whimsy for the School of the Art Institute’s annual fashion show, featuring the women of Rodarte as honorary guests.

Theaster Gates Discusses His New MCA Exhibit
Chicago native and internationally renowned artist Theaster Gates discusses his largest solo exhibition, 13th Ballad, at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the mechanics of moving exhibit items from Chicago’s South Side to Kassel, Germany and back again.

Steve Albini Talks About Shellac, Chicago, and the Specifics of Remastering Nirvana’s In Utero
It was an honor to speak with the legendary musician and sound engineer about recording new Shellac material and remastering In Utero for its 20th anniversary.

Riot Fest 2013 Highlights
Somewhere amid the bouts of inebriety, pit kicks to the back of the head, and mud up to my knees I had the opportunity to contribute a few recaps and photo captures covering the festival.

Andrew Morgan and Nick Nummerador Invite You to Go Vannin’ at the Patio Theater
A pair of local filmmakers roll back the doors on custom van culture to find a group that’s as much about family as it is punk rock and learn why, “You can’t do in a car what you can do in a van.”

Alison Mosshart Innerview
Alison revealed nothing about The Kills’ new album, but she did explore the difference between creating music versus fashion and what she’s learned from band mate Jamie Hince in the past decade.

Here’s to more exploring in the New Year!

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