Giving Tuesday

Dean hanging artYou’ve heard of Giving Tuesday, right? Chicago Publishers Resource Center is doing a fundraiser today to repair a reclaimed copy machine. We got it for free, but it needs two repairs to get it up and running. Today only, the Gates Foundation is matching donations made through this Facebook page!

If you’ve checked out our workshops, live music shows, or art exhibits (like the one at the left), please do us a solid. This copier will add to your experience, letting you pop in during Open Hours (Sundays) to make a copy, or use the machine during a workshop. Imagine being able to make and print a zine in one stop!!

Vesuvius Goes Pop

Dat Ass DoLast month I saw a fascinating exhibit about Pompeii at OMSI. The attraction was packed with artifacts on loan from Naples, including the famous plaster casts of people who died in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

I snagged some pics of the great ancient artwork on display, including the sexy athletic statue at the right. Talk about buns of bronze!

While subjects like Jupiter and Bacchus wouldn’t have been owned by a corporation, I think of them as the Mickey Mouses of their day: pop icons that decorated everything from wine jars to wall frescoes.