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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

Artwork Deadline: August 18 Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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

Artwork Deadline: May 12 Read the rest of this entry »