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Newcity’s Film 50 Publishes October 2

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10.3.13 Film50Newcity will document the creative forces fueling the surging film, video and television worlds with its second annual Film 50, this year’s final edition in its Leaders of Chicago Culture Series.

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. Where last year’s edition focused on the behind-the-scenes players, this year we turn to the artistic forces increasingly abundant in this city.

If you have a stake in this, want to support its development, or simply want to reach a film and television-loving audience, this is one issue you’ll want to advertise in. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity presents its Chicago Manual 2014: Ruminations, circumspections and encouragements for new citizens of Chicago, its South Side and the University of Chicago

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Coming September 22, 2014


Imagine a guide to campus life, and life itself, written by those who’ve already lived it. We did, and last year we published the first edition of 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 our writing corps is peppered with Chicago degrees. This fall, once again, 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 Custom Publishing: UChicago Arts Fall Edition

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UChiArtsSpring14CoverUChicago Arts: A quarterly guide to arts & culture at the University of Chicago

After its summer hibernation, Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood explodes back to  life in the fall with new and returning students, professors and other folks crowding its streets. This, combined with the traditional start of the arts season in the fall, sees it full manifestation in the dynamic pages 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity Custom Publishing: Official Guide to Chicago Artists Month (DCASE)

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001_ChicagoArtistsMonthWe’re again partnering with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) to produce the official guide to Chicago Artists Month, which takes place all around the city throughout the month of October, some 300-plus events in all. The guide takes the form of a 32-page glossy magazine, filled with details about events taking place throughout the city and the month, along with dynamic photos of a diverse group of featured artists.

Sixty thousand copies of the publication will be inserted into the September 18 Art 50 edition of Newcity, street-teamed to select locations around Chicago, and, of course, available at all of the city’s key cultural and tourist properties, including the Chicago Cultural Center. Not to mention the hundreds of neighborhood partners for Chicago Artists Month. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Big Art Issue Publishes September 4

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090513Next week marks the biggest night/weekend of art openings of the year. And to prepare audiences, Newcity brings the Big Art Issue. Not only will we publish our usual mix of reviews and features, and run down a list of the openings, but we’re once again turning this issue of Newcity into an artists’ project itself.

Last year’s “Hijacking the Newspaper” project was the talk of the art world. Don’t miss out on this year’s conversation.

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Fall Forward, Newcity’s Guide to the New Season, publishes August 28

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082913Fall is coming—though for many of us, it’s here already.

As the publication of record for Chicago culture, a big part of our August is the creation of the annual bible of fall events planning, Fall Forward, wherein we cull the very best, the most essential events of the new season for our audience. Not to mention, new restaurant and bar openings, and a survey of the upcoming season in design.

Do we even need to say there is no better place to advertise a fall event? Of course not. But remember, not only will our audience be lining up for all the shows and openings, but we’ll be meeting friends for drinks, or grabbing dinner, before or after the show. So bars and restos? Miss this one at your own peril.

Of course, before we even head out the door, we’ll need to swap our swimsuits and flip-flops for more suitable attire, not to mention trade in the shaggy, sun-bleached look we’ve been sporting for a ready-for-primetime coif. Fashion boutiques? Salons? Get the picture? We hope so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Newcity Custom Publishing: Music Box Theatre Fall 2014 Edition

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A 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: August 29

Space Deadline: August 14

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Newcity Custom Publishing: EXPO Chicago Official Guide

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EXPO2014CoverEXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary Modern Art, will be presented at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall from September 18-21, 2014. 
This art event features 100 leading international galleries and offer a curated blend of contemporary and modern art.

Expo Chicago Guide will be published at the beginning of September, and will incorporate details on all of the events taking place at Navy Pier and around Chicago as part of EXPO ART WEEK. The guide, in a full-color glossy magazine format, will feature a minimum press run of 100,000 and will be distributed in three phases:

Phase 1: Standalone distribution at all participating cultural institutions and other relevant locations throughout the city.

Phase 2: Insertion into the complete press run of Newcity’s September 4 “Big Art” edition + the Chicago distribution of the Sunday New York Times.

Phase 3: On-site distribution at the fair at Navy Pier. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »