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 »
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
Newcity is thrilled to announce Zach Freeman as our new assistant theater editor. In this role, Zach will work closely with editor Brian Hieggelke in planning and executing Newcity’s legendary coverage of Chicago theater.
Zach has a BA in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago (so he can reduce most plays to a quadratic equation). He’s been writing about theater in Chicago since 2008; with Newcity for the past three years. At one point he had aspirations to be an actor and he confesses that you can still find embarrassing pictures of him on IMDB.
Zach is also the chief running writer for Newcity.
Newcity seeks a part-time assistant music editor to work directly with the editor in building on the foundation of music coverage in Newcity.
The ideal candidate would be an exceptional writer and journalist, with a wide range of genre interests coupled with an innate feel for the musical zeitgeist. The ability to craft creative and provocative essays and features, while inspiring the same from a stable of freelance contributors, is paramount. As is an ability to source strong local music-news features. A working comfort with digital and social media are expected; multimedia skills are a plus.
To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and links to published stories to Newcity editor Brian Hieggelke at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have ideas to share, please do so. But do NOT call. Newcity is an equal-opportunity employer.
Due to the Independence Day holiday, our July 4 & July 11 Double Issue will hit the streets on Monday, July 1.
Because of this, we have special early deadlines for editorial and advertising.
All copy is due Monday, June 24 midnight.
We are pleased to announce that, starting this month, Jason Foumberg has taken on the new role of Associate Editor at Newcity.
In this role, he’ll continue to oversee the Art section, and take on the oversight of a newly christened Design section, which will encompass fashion, home, architecture, graphic and product design. This will officially launch with the debut of Design 50 on March 21.
In addition, he’ll be working closely with Newcity editors on cover stories, as well as various other editorial responsibilities.
Jason’s been writing for Newcity since 2006, and since he took over editorship of the art section in 2007, we’ve built it into the city’s leading source for visual arts coverage, a success we intend to replicate with Design.
Brian & Jan Hieggelke, with American Blues Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside/Photo: Johnny Knight
Newcity founders and publishers Brian & Jan Hieggelke were awarded American Blues Theater’s Focus Award, recognizing “integrity and commitment to Chicago theater,” at its Blue Bash fundraiser on February 28, 2013. Brian’s remarks delivered that night are below.
The Show Must Go On
Remarks by Brian Hieggelke
Back in the mid-eighties, some starry-eyed young dreamers embarked on an artistic undertaking that would allow the fullest expression of their burgeoning spirit. It was the beginning of a long and challenging journey, fueled by a passion for quality and integrity that never diminished. Slowly and surely, this new company grew in size and stature. This last decade, however, was a harrowing one. Mistakes they made and forces outside their control pushed them to the very brink of extinction. But they fought back. And today, they’re growing again, against all odds and expectations, with a renewed optimism about the future, and a strengthened commitment to the work they do. Read the rest of this entry »
Chicago’s second-oldest ensemble theater, American Blues, is honoring Newcity publishers Brian & Jan Hieggelke with its Focus Award at its Blue Bash on Thursday, February 28.
ABT describes the award thusly: “We proudly recognize those who bring integrity and commitment to Chicago theater. This year’s 2013 Focus Award is presented to the publishers of Newcity—Chicago’s only locally owned and operated cultural weekly—where they’ve been covering the turf for more than 25 years. During the Blue Bash, we’ll celebrate their focus on the arts.”
We’re extremely honored by this, and hope you’ll come out that night and celebrate with us in support of one of Chicago’s most important theater companies. You can buy tickets here: americanbluestheater.com/tickets/
We’re officially announcing a new program to donate marketing inventory in the print, online and social media realms to Chicago cultural nonprofits in drawing attention to their fundraisers. If you’re interested in supporting the arts in Chicago, you wont find an easier way to make a huge difference in helping these organizations survive and thrive. We’ve just completed our support for a Literature Party for Young Chicago Authors, and now supporting American Blues Theater’s annual fundraiser, the Blue Bash on March 22. For complete details, including how to buy tickets, or how cultural organizations can participate, click here.
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