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Transistor Solves the Cultural Omnivore’s Dilemma

By Patty Wetli

Lots of people turn their passions into businesses, opening up bakeries, bike shops or pet boutiques. Andy Miles just happens to like music. And art. And books. And movies. And photography. And live performances. When he founded Transistor in 2009 (originally located in Andersonville, now at 3819 N. Lincoln Ave. since fall 2011), the idea Read the Rest…

The Art of Tattoos on Display at Chicago Photography Center

By Patty Wetli

Great Britain is named after the tattoo; Britons are literally “people of the design.” Tattooed Barbie sported coiling dragons. Mitt Romney ought to have a dollar sign inked on his forehead, but the Mormon religion frowns on the practice. As public as tattoos are and as prominent a role as they play in societies from Read the Rest…

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