Author Archive for Sasha Tycko

The Woman Behind the Lens

Vivian Maier took more than 100,000 photographs of Chicago’s streets when she wasn’t working as a nanny. To label her as a street photographer, however, oversimplifies her massively varied body of work.

Resurrection Box

Ken Shipley is a hard man to shake. “I’ll call somebody a hundred times in a week if I think it’s the right person, if they don’t pick up,” he says matter-of-factly. “I’ll call some- body on an alternate cell phone number so they don’t see the same number over and over.” Shipley, along with Tom Lunt and Rob Sevier, runs Numero Group, a decade-long pro- ject to track down and reissue rare soul, funk, and blues from the 60s and 70s.

In the Business of Art

The best art collection on campus is also the least publicized, as it’s housed in an unlikely place. The Booth School of Business–known less for its artistic ventures than for its history of turning out successful CEOs–is home to over…

Natural Selection

Friday night outside the Zhou B. Art Center, the low thumping of house music and huddled groups of gallery habitués on smoke breaks penetrated the otherwise deserted street. Inside, the buzz of voices transported gallery-goers to a livelier place, where…

PUSH for Justice

“Stop the killing!” Stop the killing. Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. is speaking at the national headquarters for his Rainbow/PUSH coalition, blocks from President Obama’s Hyde Park home.

Renters’ Rights

Sometimes, finding the right apartment is the easiest part of the rental process. Negotiating with a landlord can be confusing and stressful, and new renters can find themselves lost in the fine-print of their contracts. Although a landlord’s obligations may…