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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NYC in June: Part 1

So after my adventures in NY and DC, I was back to NYC for a few days. This time, it was for a work conference where I was presenting a panel. The conference was situated in the heart of Time Square, which was a rather new experience for me. The hotel was part of the […]

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May in Washington DC: Part 3

The following day, we headed back to the Smithsonian to check out the National Archives and the Hirshhorn Museum. We got to the Archives by 10am when it opened so we had minimal time in line. Once inside, we wandered into an exhibition about freedom in America. It was quite neat. The exhibit tracked the […]

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May in Washington DC: Part 2

Washington DC Part 2 Our second day on the trip was quite a bit more pleasant than the first. We were going to spend most of the day hanging out at the Smithsonian. We took the Metro into DC proper and struck out for the Smithsonian. We briefly wandered around the outdoor sculpture garden where […]

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