London’s Goldsmiths CCA’s “How Chicago! Imagists 1960s + ’70s” Exhibition

"When you don't have the spotlight on you, you can take more risks"

Goldsmiths, University of London, has long been an iconic part of the UK art scene—it was the school that many of the YBAs, Young British Artists, came out of in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Since last year, the university also has its very own arts institution, the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA). Visiting it is a thrill; the gallery is located in …

Word of Mouth: Bucktown + Wicker Park

Places to eat, shop and stay just northwest of downtown Chicago

Northwest of downtown Chicago, Bucktown and Wicker Park have been undergoing a fantastic revitalization. A former warehouse area turned artist haven, there is now more to do than ever before. Wander above the city in an elevated train track turned green space, eat at one of the many beloved burger joints (without trauma-inducing lines), or sleep in a converted ’20s office space with unparalleled views …