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The Lollapalooza Issue, featuring the Official Guide to Green Street, publishes July 31

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Newcity’s month of musical mayhem continues with our second-ever Lollapalooza Issue. After last year’s sensational debut edition, we’ve re-inked our partnership with the city’s top music festival 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.

The Official Guide to Green Street will be a section within the Lollapalooza issue of Newcity, which will feature our comprehensive take on the festival that dominates the city’s lakefront and nightlife culture at the end of this month.

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Newcity’s Music 45 returns July 17, in time to rock the festivals

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071813Newcity 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 musicians, composers and artistic forces who create Chicago’s music landscape. (Click here to see previous editions.)

Please reserve space by Wednesday, July 9. Artwork is due Friday, July 11. Read the rest of this entry »

July 3 Issue Early Deadline

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Due to the July 4 Independence Day holiday, Newcity will have special deadlines for advertising. Space reservations are due Tuesday, June 24, with artwork due Thursday, June 26. For questions or to reserve space, email advertising@newcity.com or call 312.243.8786.

Editorial deadlines are all moved up one day as well.

The issue will be distributed on Tuesday, July 1, a day earlier than normal.


Matt Morris appointed assistant art editor

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morris_bio image3Newcity is delighted to announce Matt Morris as our new assistant art editor. In this role, Matt will work closely with associate editor Jason Foumberg in planning and executing Newcity’s coverage of Chicago’s contemporary art scene, including exhibition reviews, artist profiles and art news.

Matt Morris is a writer, artist and sometimes curator. He holds a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and earned an MFA in Art Theory + Practice from Northwestern University, as well as a Certificate in Gender + Sexuality Studies. His writing has appeared in regional and international publications including Newcity, Artforum.com, Art Papers, Sculpture, City Beat (Cincinnati, OH), Alice Blue Review and Aeqai, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Lit 50 publishes June 5 in time for Printers Row Lit Fest

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060613Lit50Newcity is thrilled to announce the return of our biggest literary issue of the year, Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago, timed to coincide with the Midwest’s biggest literary event, the Printers Row Lit Fest.

As part of our Leaders of Chicago Culture Series, this year we return, as we do every other year, to chronicling the writers, poets and artistic forces who create Chicago’s literary culture. (Click here to see previous editions.)

It will be an issue that lovers of the book cannot miss and that writers, and anyone who wants to write, won’t miss. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Twentieth Annual Summer Guide Heats Up Chicago May 29

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After the winter we just had, do we need to even discuss how important summer is to all of us? We launched Summer Guide twenty years ago and it’s become one of Newcity’s finest (and biggest) editions.

So, whether you’re selling a swimsuit for the beach, or shorts for the beer garden; whether you’re operating a beer garden or an al fresco restaurant; whether you’re selling beer, wine or picnic baskets to pack for a night at Pritzker Pavilion or Ravinia, the potential riches of summer abound. And of course we can’t forget theater productions, art shows and street fairs.

Did we say it’s big? Summer Guide is a fusion of three things we consider vital to summer in Chicago: a calendar of all of the fairs, festivals and outdoor concerts coming our way from Memorial Day to Labor Day; a series of handy if sometimes offbeat guides to doing summer things in the city, whether swimming the lake shore or shopping the farmers markets; and, our signature essays that offer the season the level of discourse that it and this city deserve. It’s an issue that gets held onto and read all summer long. Read the rest of this entry »

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Newcity Custom Publishing: Music Box Theatre Summer Edition

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MusicBoxSpring14A blockbuster way to reach Lakeview’s residents and Chicago’s film lovers.

As one of Chicago’s premier art-film exhibitors, the Music Box Theatre is Lakeview’s leading cultural venue, drawing visitors from around the city on a daily basis. With an active three-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: May 22

Space Deadline: May 9

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Assistant Art Editor—Newcity

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092012art50UPDATE: This position has been filled.

Newcity’s art section is growing. We are searching for an emerging art writer to join our staff. The ideal applicant is an art fanatic, gallery hopper, museum junky, artist advocate, storyteller and grammar geek. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

The assistant art editor assigns, manages and copy-edits art exhibition reviews, art news, artist profiles and occasional art features for Newcity’s art section. The assistant art editor works independently and with the associate editor to produce bi-weekly content for Newcity’s print and web publications. Adhering to a strict deadline schedule is key for this position. Work is conducted via virtual office. The position is paid and part-time.

Newcity is a biweekly free and independent publication founded in 1986. Our art section boasts the largest and most diverse coverage of contemporary art in Chicago. For more information see art.newcity.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Breakout Artists Publishes May 1

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042513Newcity’s May 1 issue—”Breakout Artists: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers”—will be our eleventh annual edition devoted to showcasing Chicago’s top emerging artists. This issue of Newcity is well established as the early indicator of the art world’s future superstars.

So who should advertise in this issue? Well anyone connected to the art world, either as an exhibition venue, a teacher of art or as a seller of art, of course. But beyond that, anyone interested in connecting to culture in its most exuberant form, or reaching the consumers of art—often the most demographically desirable of all—whether to offer them a place to eat, to shop, or to have a cocktail. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Big Heat 50 Publishes April 17: The Dining & Drinking Cultural Leaders of Chicago

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081513Newcity is pleased to announce the return of our chronicle of the movers and shakers in Chicago’s food and drink scene, The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food + Drink 50.

As part of our Leaders of Chicago Culture Series, this edition will identify and celebrate the creative individuals—the chefs, the mixologists, etc.—who bring Chicago’s culinary and cocktail culture to life. (Click here to see last year’s edition, which focused on the behind-the-scenes folks.)

Please reserve space by Wednesday, April 9. Artwork is due Friday, April 11. Read the rest of this entry »