A Suite, From Sixteen

“I have always dreamed about being a star.”

Here is a marvelous project out of Bellaire High School, in Ohio: pictures made mostly in a documentary style with a touch of PostSecret in the captions. It’s “The All-American Town.”


Read about the photographers and their mentors: https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/2019/07/23/although-only-high-school-these-photographers-have-crafted-stunning-account-their-lives-appalachian-ohio/?utm_term=.a85ec2a78baf

“I have learned to be strong when there is no other option.”

There was a physical publication; watch this space for another run of the zine: https://oionline.z2systems.com/np/clients/oionline/product.jsp?product=69&

“If I could go back in time, I would tell myself that things will get better.”

“I keep to myself but love people through difficult times.”

Volumes Bookcafe

After more than a year of wading through bureaucratic mire, Kimberly and Rebecca have opened a beautiful new space on Milwaukee Avenue. Hie thee thither!

Chicago’s New, Crowdfunded Bookstore is a Glimpse of the Future


Unfolding The Space-Time Continuum

It’s a useful conceit, it is, for perspective and/or as a cosmic scapegoat. Since this here blawwg has been dormant approaching the solstice, let’s get an inkling of what we missed.

This is from DePaul, during last summer. If we’d been a little sharper, we’d have alerted you to this show.



Here’s what’s up in… Amsterdam.




The photo community there has just published this free map of local points of interest. When was the last time Chicago did this? Ever? Never? It’s not the same to list places in a glossy handout or an SPE convention guide; we’re a visual bunch, nest pas?

Oh, here’s one.


By all means, do not miss this beautiful and comprehensive retrospective of the AACM at the Contemptible.


Illinois residents get in for free on Tuesdays.


Update: you missed that one as well! Were you in on this, in 1998?


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