Review: Cirque Italia

This weekend, we went out to Cicero, IL to see Cirque Italia. It’s a big top water circus. That meant that a series of fountains encircled the stage from below and above. Quite neat.  It was a fun night. However, it started off a little rough due to operational issues. The circus ended up starting […]

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Julia Haw: Art and Politics

As many of you know, I’m doing an oral history project about women artists in Chicago. There’s a real threat right now to shut down the Illinois Art Museums for budgetary reasons as of July 1st. Many artists will be directly impacted right now. We will all suffer a tremendous loss if these cultural institutions are […]

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NYC In June: Part 3

The next day, I spent the lunch hour exploring midtown. I decided that I wanted to try food from a food truck so I walked to the Avenue of the Americas to all the kebab trucks and other food trucks. I ended up finding one selling Nepalese food so naturally that was lunch. I had […]

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NYC in June: Part 2

That evening in NYC, I attended the show Sleep No More by Punchdrunk. I had been told about the British theater company that puts together site-specific immersive theater experiences earlier this year. When a friend told me that the show was on in NYC, I made sure that I had to check it out. It […]

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