Newcity is delighted to announce F. Philip Barash as our new assistant design editor. In this role, Philip will work closely with editor Brian Hieggelke in planning and executing Newcity’s coverage of Chicago’s legendary design culture in home, architecture, fashion and graphic and product design.
F. Philip Barash is an independent writer, sometime curator, reluctant designer, unflagging advocate for good public space, committed dabbler and flaneur. His work with organizations such as the Poetry Foundation and EXPO Chicago on creative placemaking projects receives national recognition for its authentic, collaborative approach to the urban condition. Barash’s writing on art and design has appeared in academic and public-interest venues including Crain’s Chicago Business, ArtSlant, the literary journal of Columbia University, and in this magazine. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re ending the year with a big bang: our beloved Top 5 of Everything will choose the year’s top movies, music, books, plays and much much more. The New Year’s Eve Party Guide will help revelers finalize their end-of-the-year plans, and our Holiday Movie Guide will steer folks to and from the best and worst of the array of films hitting the multiplex. And since this is our last issue of the year, you’ll get extended shelf life for your marketing!
But, as they used to say on TV, that’s not all! This issue will be bound, in a premium paper format to encourage readers to spend days, weeks, even months studying it.
So if you want to end your year with a bang of your own, make sure you advertise in this one. We need your space reserved by Wednesday, December 11 and your artwork by Friday, December 13. Read the rest of this entry »
UChicago Arts: A quarterly guide to arts & culture at the University of Chicago
We’re very pleased to announce the second edition of 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. This is the first publication covering the full range of UChicago Arts, and the best chance to reach this intellectually and culturally engaged audience.
The publication is printed in a magazine format, with a press run of 50,000 copies that will be inserted into the January 9 Life 101 edition of Newcity, street-teamed to select locations around Chicago and, of course, available at all of the University of Chicago’s key cultural venues, including the Arts Incubator and the Logan Center. Read the rest of this entry »
The holidays are a special time at the Music Box Theatre, especially this year, when its legendary Music Box Christmas Show marks its thirtieth anniversary. From young lovers on dates to families making it an annual tradition, the theater, and the streets surrounding it, is filled for much of December with holiday merry-makers.
The Winter edition of the Music Box Theatre Calendar and Magazine will cover the entire holiday season, all the way through the new year and through such moviegoing events as Valentine’s Day. With an active three-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized glossy magazine (48 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. Read the rest of this entry »
At the end of October, Newcity will be publishing its legendary Best of Chicago edition. Simply stated it’s the publishing event of the year in Chicago and the one edition that anyone doing business with Chicagoans should advertise within.
“This has ever been one of the most provocative, intriguing, infuriating, pleasing publications that’s around.” —Rick Kogan, WBEZ, discussing the 2012 Best of Chicago
“One of the best of the Best Of lists. I’d put Newcity right up there at the top.”—Bob Sirott, WGN, discussing the 2012 Best of Chicago
For this, our twentieth-first edition, we’re publishing it on a brighter, heavier paper stock, and in a stitch-and-trim format that encourages audiences to keep it around for a full year, and to reference it over and over.
With 200 or so categories, most of which are not repeated for five years, Newcity’s Best of Chicago has no competition as a chronicle of the finest our city has to offer. And with our signature takes on the city’s zeitgeist provided in a comprehensive audience poll, you can be confident that your marketing message will reside at the very center of Chicago’s conversation. Read the rest of this entry »
Newcity will document the leading forces in Chicago’s film, video and television worlds when it adds a new special edition to its Leaders of Chicago Culture Series on October 3.
The issue will be printed on premium paper and bound (stitch and trim) to enhance the edition’s higher profile and longer shelf life, and timed to publish just before the city’s largest film event of the year, the Chicago International Film Festival.
With the evolution in digital media reshaping the way we watch movies, TV and everything else, the traditional stranglehold of Hollywood is giving way to a new world of decentralized production and exhibition, from the network TV show to the DIY film. And in the process, film is becoming an art form with a local culture to rival the other arts. We’ll be chronicling the many behind-the-scenes individuals, from film exhibitors to festival producers, who are creating this culture in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry »
Coming September 23, 2013
Nobody knows the University of Chicago better than Newcity. Our founders/publishers sport three degrees between the two of them, and our writing corps is peppered with Chicago degrees. This fall, for the first time ever, 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.
This special edition of Newcity will be distributed solely on campus, in Hyde Park and in adjacent neighborhoods and will be produced in an all-color, bound tabloid version. Read the rest of this entry »
Newcity is pleased to announce the second edition of our analysis of the influencers in Chicago’s visual culture, the Art 50. Timed to coincide with EXPO Art Week, the list of the art scene’s 50 “movers and shakers” will be the talk of the art fair.
As part of our Leaders of Chicago Culture Series, this edition will be printed in a bound (stitch and trimmed) format designed to showcase content and ads, and to be kept forever by our readers.
Click here to see last year’s artist-centric list.
Please reserve space by Wednesday, September 11. Artwork is due Friday, September 13.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.243.8786.
NOTICE IS HEREBY given, pursuant to “An Act in relation to the editing of Newcity’s Music Section in the conduct or transaction of Publishing in the City of Chicago,” as amended, that a certification was filed by the undersigned with the Editor & Publisher Brian Hieggelke, on August 26, 2013, under the Assumed Name of Newcity Editorial Staff with the place of business located at 47 West Polk Street, Suite 100-223, Chicago, IL 60605. The undersigned, a Chicago-area-bred, DePaul University BA in Philosophy-boasting sound-engineer-turned-financial-operations guru, retains all appeals to the universal voice unless stated otherwise. The true name and email address of the Newcity Assistant Music Editor is: Kenneth Preski, email@example.com. Pitches welcome.
Newcity is delighted to announce Amber Gibson as our new assistant dining and drinking editor. In this role, Amber will work closely with editor Brian Hieggelke in planning and executing Newcity’s coverage of Chicago’s outstanding culinary and cocktail culture.
Amber Gibson is a freelance food and travel writer based in Chicago. She graduated as valedictorian from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2013 with a B.S. in broadcast journalism. Her writing has appeared in Plate, Chicago magazine, Time Out Chicago, Where Chicago, Delta Sky, Hemispheres, Mandarin Quarterly, Design Bureau and Front Desk among other publications.
All pitches for food and drink coverage should be sent to Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org