Newcity’s Lit 50 publishes June 4 in time for Printers Row Lit Fest

060514Lit50Newcity enthusiastically announces 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 many behind-the-scenes individuals who bring Chicago’s literary culture  to life. (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. Continue reading

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Newcity Custom Publishing: Music Box Theatre’s June-July Edition & Beyond

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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 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: May 28

Space Deadline: May 15

Artwork Deadline: May 19

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Newcity’s Twenty-First Annual Summer Guide Heats Up Chicago May 14

052914SummerChicago’s original Summer Guide is back.

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 meditation on the season that brings redemption to those of us who suffer Chicago winters. Some of us, quite literally, live in Chicago for its summers. Channel that happiness in this issue.

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Newcity’s Breakout Artists publishes April 30

Last year's Breakout Artists cover, with artwork by Hebru Brantley

Last year’s Breakout Artists cover, with artwork by Hebru Brantley

Newcity’s April 30 issue—”Breakout Artists: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers”—will be our twelfth 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. Continue reading