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Justin Brice Guariglia hopes his Expo Chicago installation We Are the Asteroid II will raise eco-awareness

All the signs of climate change are there. Literally.

This Issue

All the best things happen in fall
Here are 22 of them that we’re looking forward to between now and December.

Jessica Hopper’s new book Night Moves pays homage to a bygone era in Chicago—the aughts.

Riot Fest
Ryan Segedi’s snap portraits are a spontaneous expression of the moods and personalities of the artists.

The Young Lords at 50
“We‘re not from Humboldt Park or Lincoln Park, we’re Puerto Ricans.”

From the Archive

  • The idea took root when he was a boy. The details--that it would stand over 33 feet high, weigh 8,400 pounds, take 15 years to finish, and cost him half a million dollars--came later.
  • British punk cult hero Wreckless Eric plays his first Chicago show in a quarter century.

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