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Newcity presents its Chicago Manual 2015: Ruminations, circumspections and encouragements for new citizens of Chicago, its South Side and the University of Chicago

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Chicago Manual 2014Imagine a guide to life on campus at the University of Chicago, written by those who have already lived it. We did, and for the last two years we’ve published it in our Chicago Manual (which you can read here).

Nobody knows the University of Chicago better than Newcity. Our founders/publishers sport three degrees between the two of them, and we continually seek and publish writing from alumni the university produces.

This fall, for the third year in a row, we’re teaming up with current students, recent graduates, not-so-recent graduates and lifelong South Siders to craft an orientation edition of Newcity designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students alike to life in the city, in Hyde Park, and at the University of Chicago.

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Newcity Custom: This Fall’s Chicago Artists Month is at the Center of the City’s Cultural World

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Chicago Artists Month 2015With the Chicago Architectural Biennial’s debut coinciding with Chicago Artists Month, this fall’s CAM programming will be in dialogue with the biennial, asking the local arts community to envision “The City as Studio”: Chicago as a city for experimentation, innovation and production.

Now in its third iteration, the Chicago Artists Month publication, a partnership between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Newcity, is the definitive guide to the 300-plus events that take place throughout the city in October as part of Chicago Artists Month.

Sixty thousand copies of the publication will be distributed in three phases: insertion into the October 1 Chicago Architecture Biennial issue of Newcity, street-teamed to select locations around Chicago and available at all of the city’s key cultural and tourist properties, including the Chicago Cultural Center.

The publication’s format is a 32-page glossy magazine, filled with details on all the city-wide events throughout the month of October as well as dynamic photo spreads of a diverse group of featured artists.

Please hit reply to this email, call 312.243.8786 or write to advertising@newcity.com for rates and more information. Advertising space is limited.

Advertising Space Deadline:  September 1, 2015

Advertising Artwork Deadline: September 8, 2015

Newcity’s Fall Arts Preview to the Season Taken Over by the Artists

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Fall Forward - BowieThis year, Newcity’s giving our fall arts preview to the artists themselves. Each cultural preview will be curated by an artist in that space – some guest editors might preview their top picks for the season, while others may create their own cultural projects within the magazine.

Newcity’s fall-curation will be essential to the height of the cultural season, so if you’re looking to make your mark with the Chicagoans who will be experiencing the city through art, dance, design, dining, film, literature, music or theatre this fall, consider advertising with Newcity to reach the smart and cultured set.

Please reach out if you’d like us to craft a custom fall marketing program for you. Because our oncoming slate of publications —Fall Arts, the Art 50, Chicago Manual (University of Chicago Orientation Week) and the official guide to Chicago Artists Month— will keep our audience at your door.

Advertising Space Deadline: Thursday, August 27

Advertising Artwork Deadline: Friday, August 28 (preferred)

Please reply to this email, call 312.243.8786 or email advertising@newcity.com for rates.

Newcity Custom Publishing: UChicago Arts Fall Edition

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UChicago Arts: A quarterly guide to arts & culture at the University of Chicago

UChicago Arts Magazine CoverChicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood comes to life in the fall with new and returning students, professors and cultural visitors lining its streets. This, combined with the traditional start of the arts season in the fall, sees it full manifestation in UChicago Arts, a quarterly guide to concerts, exhibitions, lectures, plays, screenings, performances and more at the University of Chicago.

From the Logan Center and the Arts Incubator to Court Theatre and the Smart Museum, the University of Chicago is home to renowned arts destinations, and world-class artists and emerging creators alike. UChicago Arts is the face of the university’s cultural world, and the UChicago Arts magazine offers an unparalleled opportunity to reach the elite cultural audience its programs serve. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Lollapalooza Issue publishes July 30, featuring the Official Guide to Green Street

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Newcity's Lollapalooza Issue Cover 2014Following our Music 45 edition, Newcity continues our month of music by moving into festival territory. After last summer’s second edition, we’ve re-inked our partnership with Lollapalooza and will once again publish the official guide to Green Street. Green Street incorporates the environmental soul of the festival, with three main areas: Art Market, which features eco-friendly designers and retailers; Lolla Cares, a select list of charities and social agencies where festival-goers can interact directly on site; and Farmers Market, a select group of healthy vendors lifted from Chicago’s farmers markets. Read the rest of this entry »

Elliot Reichert appointed Art Editor of Newcity

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Art editor Elliot Reichert.Newcity is pleased to announce that Elliot J. Reichert has joined our staff as Art Editor. In this role, Elliot will take the lead in planning and executing Newcity’s coverage of Chicago’s dynamic visual arts terrain with exhibition reviews, art news and profiles of artists, curators and other influencers. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity Custom Publishing: Music Box Theatre’s August-September Edition

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Music Box Film Calendar June-July 2015 CoverA blockbuster theater (now with lounge!) for reaching Lakeview residents and Chicago film lovers

The Music Box Theatre, long known as a cultural pillar to Lakeview residents and one of Chicago’s premier venues of independent and foreign film to film lovers citywide, has recently expanded its footprint to include a stylish new lounge next door to the theater. The Music Box invites you to join in their expanded success by advertising in the theater’s bimonthly calendar and events guide.

With an active two-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized magazine (32 pages, 5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.

Distribution: 30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes.

Publication Date: July 30

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Celebrate Newcity’s Detroit Issue at the House vs. Techno Brunch, Hosted by MOCAD on July 5th

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Newcity and MOCAD's Detroit Issue Release PartyNewcity is dedicating its July 2nd issue to the Motor City, and we’re going to celebrate two great American cities in this special edition of MOCAD’s weekly brunch.

DJ Rich Wilhite will spin the urban love in a mix of house and techno, two great music forms born in these two great cities.

The brunch will be held at Café 78 at MOCAD (4454 Woodard Avenue, Detroit) on July 5th, from 11 am – 5 pm. Contemporary leaders of the Detroit electronic music club community create the sonic ambience while guests enjoy classic cocktails, an array of Anthology coffee drinks, and a menu of seasonal food specialties curated by James Beard Award-nominated chef Marc Djozlija. Plus, the MOCAD galleries are open!

Newcity’s Music 45 Publishes July 16, Just As Chicago Begins Its Summer Music Obsession

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Newcity is pleased to announce the return of our chronicle of the movers and shakers in Chicago’s sonic scene, Music 45: Who Keeps Chicago in Tune, timed to coincide with the Pitchfork Music Festival.

As part of our Leaders of Chicago Culture Series, this year we return, as we do every other year, to chronicling the behind-the-scenes forces—club owners, executive directors, promoters, etc.—who create Chicago’s music landscape. (Click here to see previous editions.)

Please reserve space by Wednesday, July 8. Artwork is due Friday, July 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity to publish “The Detroit Issue” on July 2

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Photo: Vito Palmisano

Photo: Vito Palmisano

Chicago’s smaller cousin to the northeast has been suffering a fair bit these recent years, becoming something of a punching bag for out-of-town media, politicians and comedians. But from its depths, something special is underway. Detroit is reimagining itself, and starting to live up to its “renaissance city” moniker.

We started taking notice of this during the great recession, when artists from all over the world started moving to Detroit, lured by its bargain real estate and urban grit. Like Berlin a half generation or so ago, it’s becoming a creative mecca, and with that seeing new life in its culture, a rethinking of its design and built environment, and new vigor in its entrepreneurial spirit. The future of Detroit seems unbound from its one-industry past. To coin an overused ad slogan from its automotive legacy, this ain’t your father’s Detroit.

In the spirit of our annual summer road-trip editions, our writers and editors are descending on Detroit to gain insight into this “new Detroit,” focusing on arts, culture, dining and nightlife, and the built environment.

This Newcity issue will be “made in Detroit,” which once again stands for something. Read the rest of this entry »