A/C is Gaper's Block's topical section devoted to Chicago's vibrant arts and culture scene. From comedy to painting, interviews to photo essays, A/C features what excites us, whether it be a new standup comedian or the opening of a major show at the Art Institute. Stop by regularly for short updates and in-depth features.
Nancy Bishop, Arts & Culture Editor
Nancy is a Chicago native, recently liberated after 30+ years in corporate marketing and PR. She is happy to be writing for Gapers Block about things she loves, especially theater, film, books, music, art and design. You can read her personal writing at nancybishopsjournal.com and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan is a journalism graduate student at DePaul University. She loves 1980s cult classic films, comedy writing and everything Amy Poehler. Follow her on Twitter.
Andrew Huff, Editor & Publisher
Andrew thinks Chicagoland is the best amusement park ever. A lifelong night owl, he works deep into the night at his West Ridge two-flat, writing and editing and playing with the cats. He spends more time online than probably is healthy; follow along at me3dia.com. Email him at email@example.com.
J.H. Palmer is a secret writer who has lived in Chicago since 1992. She was born in Boston, but you'd never know it. Notable moments in her life include a brief stint as a census taker, writing copy for a hangover chaser, and a temp job at a catheter factory. She lives on the Northwest Side with three cats and a man. When she's not catching up on cable TV shows on Neftlix, she enjoys biking, eating, and writing about her life in her blog, Buttered Noodles.
A Windy City resident for more than 20 years, Steve writes about everything but movies at his day job for a trade journal publishing company. Using the alias Capone, he has been the Chicago Editor for Ain't It Cool News since 1998, and has been writing film reviews since he was a wee lad of 14, growing up in Maryland. (An archive of older columns may be found here.)
David Schalliol, Managing Editor
A graduate student in sociology at the University of Chicago, David is involved in far too many non-academic projects for his own good. You can check out some of his diversions at his personal website, metroblossom, and that flickr place. He has South Side pride. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Singleton is a screenwriter, filmmaker and local media darling residing in Chicago. She is obsessed with finding the antidote to the cult of mediocrity currently plaguing our society and uses her extensive and vast experience as Everywoman to focus her journalistic pursuits on the gale forces of gender, race and class that make this American life the perfect storm.
Grant Reynolds is an artist, writer, and co-founder of the Chicago-based jam-comics group Trubble Club. His book Comic Diorama (Top Shelf, 2009) featured a piece that was selected for Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics 2011. A year later his book Hypnotic Induction Technique was nominated for an Ignatz award in the category of Outstanding Mini-Comic. Currently he's working on the autobio series Don't Try To Save Me.
Christian, an artist, photographer and builder of things, works for a small gourmet bakery in Evanston, bringing sweet goodies to the masses in various coffee shops in and around Chicago. In his downtime, he makes "stuff for people who like stuff" and keeps a blog about his varied interests in design and things with wheels.
Sarah Shuel is a girl afflicted by the disease known as wanderlust, which in her short years, has led her round the world and back to the great city of Chicago. Her travels would be empty without her passion for photography and her drive to put down in words exactly what makes this world, and this city, as amazing as it is. A recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago, she is entering the world of journalism with a slight caffeine addiction and a bright outlook on the future.