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Event Mon Apr 07 2014

Where Are We? 20x2 is Back April 19 at Schubas

20x2 Chicago: Where Are We? April 19, 2014 at SchubasGapers Block is proud to present 20x2 Chicago, a live event where 20 people are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose. The results may take any form, from spoken word to music to film, and can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke. This edition's question is "Where are we?" See the answers on Saturday, April 19 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

20x2 is a mainstay of afterhours programming at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, and Chicago is its first official offshoot. The first show was Oct. 19, 2013, and featured the question "How could you?" Responses ranged from an airing of high school grievances to a slide presentation about overcoming cancer to a live collaboration between a musician and artist.

The speakers for this edition are, in alphabetical order:
• Writer and web developer Sharon Bautista
Sarah Best-Wilson, artist and film curator
• Critic and musician Keidra Chaney
• Adventurer Eamon Daly
• Filmmaker Steve Delahoyde
• Journalist Mike Ewing
Jocelyn Geboy, writer and radio DJ
• Musician Tim Gray
• Digital animator Dan Henrick
Saya Hillman of Mac & Cheese Productions
• Artist and designer Ben Husmann
• Writer Britt Julious
• Web designer and developer Felix Jung
Justin Kaufmann, WBEZ producer and improv actor
• Twitter celeb Molly Marshall
Rebeca Mojica, owner of Blue Buddha Boutique
JH Palmer, host of That's All She Wrote reading series
• Musician J. Gordon Wright

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts promptly at 7pm. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. The event is 21 and over.

If you missed 20x2 in October, here's video of the whole thing. (It's a bit dark; sorry about that.)



 

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Feature Mon Jun 09 2014

I Grew Up in a Big Ol' Gay Disco: an Interview with Oli Rodriguez

By H. Melt

Oli Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist working in film, photography, and performance. H. Melt sat down with him to find out more about his relationship to Chicago, the city's queer history, and how it impacts his artmaking.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jul 18 2014

Sex Tape, The Purge: Anarchy, Boyhood, Wish I Was Here, Dormant Beauty

By Steve Prokopy

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