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Eunji Kim takes the center stage at Chicago’s Steppenwolf, to ponder the morality of taste – GOOD or BAD – as a queer immigrant of questionable means and talent.

comedy, performanceart, play/musical

June 9, 2022

Chicago Comedian, Eunji Kim, did us all a favor and embarked on 8 weeks of ketamine therapy. Her one-woman show was written shortly after.

The Fly Honeys are back after a quarantine just in time for PRIDE with a 3 day variety show at Chicago’s gorgeous Thalia Hall featuring Glitter Moneyyy, Dalton Rhodes, Panterah, & more.

art, Drag, liveevent, Music, Queer

June 3, 2022

The Fly Honeys are back with the ultimate PRIDE celebration, a 3 night variety show extravaganza at legendary Thalia Hall

Alex Jenny influences hundreds of thousands after combining identities as a therapist and drag queen.

Drag, Queer

December 2, 2021

Alex Jenny on becoming and reclaiming her title as ‘The Drag Therapist’

Previously known as Flora, Olive Avenue is back to celebrate their new, matured identity with a Halloween themed single and music video.

Music, music videos

October 28, 2021

Flora is matured, re-imagined, and back in action under new name: Olive Avenue

Stoney Slice offers marijuana infused artisan pizzas for pickup and delivery in Downtown Los Angeles.

black owned business

October 18, 2021

The Edible Experience; Reimagined by Stoney Slice

There are certain people, places, and things that simply radiate a feeling of trust. You step into them or around them and suddenly, you feel safer. More sure of yourself. This is because love is powerful, and it shows when love is prevalent.  Steven Piper is a lover. A self-proclaimed gentle giant. Someone who will […]

fineart, photographer

October 11, 2021

From street photography to portraits, Steven Piper captures more than just an image

I hate to say it but most of our business model is based off vibes! Bunny of Dreamhouse Chicago Bunny and I share a laugh over the unspoken, yet unwavering energy Dreamhouse Chicago provides show after show. Dreamhouse Chicago is production company of four industry savvy friends. Their trust in the talent of their community […]

event space, Production, Queer

September 15, 2021

Dreamhouse on redefining Chicago DIY shows – and their often repetitive, male-catering lineups

Takara is an Australian-born, Chicago-built, LA-based singer who possesses not only a powerful voice, but the ability to put her innermost thoughts and feelings into written word. It’s crazy to think she hasn’t been doing this her entire life, because the talent comes so naturally. She’s able to take painful situations and turn them into […]

artist interview, Music

August 20, 2021

TAKARA on sharing her soul thru music & moving from Australia –> Chicago –> LA trusting her talent

Morgan Markowski loves to be her own boss (a$$ b!tch) and help creative businesses reach their full potential. Has anyone else been feeling somewhat hopeful and uplifted from the self discoveries and success stories that resulted from the pandemic? I feel like everyone I know is either moving to California, joining a weed school, or […]

artist interview

July 17, 2021

Morgan Markowski on Reconstructing, Reimagining, and Modernizing All Things Branding

I feel odd, existential, half violated, and half excited when someone perceives me exactly how I’d want them to. But I also feel odd, existential, half violated, and half excited when someone perceives me- in my opinion- very wrong because even though perception is relative, it’s weird to think that I could be too. I […]

art, fineart, gallery, pilsen

July 7, 2021

The Color of Normal: A Healing Exhibit on Reflection & Perception

‘Finesse’ is a fresh ode to hustle culture, starring Vincent Martell, Shea Couleé, and Jeez Loueez

film

March 27, 2021

Vincent Martell’s ‘Finesse’ illuminates black, queer intimacy with thoughtful color, effortless fun, and an emotional rawness that will leave you trembling

Artist E-SO$A drops his latest album, Blank Canvas, reflecting on politics, mental health, spirituality, and passion.

Music

March 12, 2021

E-SO$A soothes and schools us in new album, Blank Canvas

Bad Animal is a captivating love story within Chicago’s music scene, starring Mykele Deville and Rivkah Reyes. What price would you pay for fame?

film

February 27, 2021

Chicago and its beloved music scene are illuminated in Remsy Atassi’s first feature film: Bad Animal

Andie talks about her new cathartic music video and how coming out helped free her music and expression.

Music

January 10, 2021

ANDIE’s Soulful Music Explores Sexuality, Femininity, and Self

Lili Fang, Chicago photographer, describes the inner beauty she loves to capture in vibrant, pastel couture.

art

December 26, 2020

Lili Fang, Photographer and Third Year Medical Resident, on Capturing Inner Beauty

Late Nite Laundry is back with a dreamier, more entrancing sound than ever featuring guitarist, Ari Lindo’s vocals.

Music

December 11, 2020

Late Nite Laundry, Re-Imagined with new single, “Fantasy.”

Ella combines her hand-me-down upbringing with body positivity and sustainability to create modern, inclusive fashion.

fashion

November 13, 2020

Sensual at Best explores the curiosity and power of sensuality through recycled clothing

TW: Sexual Assault. Survivors share their stories of Chicago-specific incidents of sexual assault and toxic masculinity within the arts scene. We also explore what accountability truly looks like and how to be a trauma-informed ally, with the help of the Executive Director of Awakenings.

Uncategorized

October 25, 2020

Stories from Survivors and Defining a Path Forward

Dawneeah embraces color and imagination while painting ethereal, mystic pieces on both bodies and canvases.

Uncategorized

October 14, 2020

A Chat with Dawneeah: Beauty from the Body to the Face to the Canvas

After years of being the “supporting character” for productions, thee David Davis steps in to the spotlight with a debut EP, showing theatrics, charisma, style, and range for DAYS.

Uncategorized

September 28, 2020

thee David Davis steps into the Spotlight