Chicago Humanities Festival Preview + Interview With Ben Marcus

Chicago Humanities Festival Preview + Interview With Ben Marcus BY ANDREW HERTZBERG Once again, the Chicago Humanities Festival has arrived, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Last year, I went to five events exploring the topic of Animals, through lectures on violence, a cabaret, and even a magic show. This year, Jordan Mainzer and I will be covering much more ground at the festival, the theme of which is Journeys. Jamaica [more]

Spiegel: Israeli Coffeehouse Culture

Spiegel: Israeli Coffeehouse Culture BY JENN ROBERTS MA As my faithful followers know, I’m a bona fide Israeli food fiend. I appreciate the cuisine for its eclectic roots, including strong Moroccan and European influences. Moreover, Israelis consider meals and coffee breaks to be cherished rituals rather than acts of survival—an attitude I applaud. So I was instantly intrigued when I first heard [more]

Wag The Dog: Entrenched in #GamerGate

Wag The Dog: Entrenched in #GamerGate BY TIM MYERS At first glance, GamerGate is easy to dismiss. Calls for video game activism awaken a Homer Simpson-esque desire to shout “NERD” at anyone remotely interested in the debate. Insults and cartoons aside, GamerGate serves to illustrate the problems that arise when journalists attempt to cover social movements by focusing exclusively on the movement’s [more]

Mid-Atlantic Guitar Masters: FP Live Showcase in DC

Mid-Atlantic Guitar Masters: FP Live Showcase in DCWe’re back! Frontier Psychiatrist is excited to announce the third installment in our ongoing live music series. This time we’ll be breaking in DC’s newest house venue Babe City in Dupont Circle, and will feature luminaries Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band (PHI), Big Hush (DC), Anthony Pirog Trio (DC), and Golden Triangle (DC). It all goes down on [more]

Ben Marcus, photo by Chris Doyle

Chicago Humanities Festival Preview + Interview With Ben Marcus

BY ANDREW HERTZBERG Once again, the Chicago Humanities Festival has arrived, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Last year, I went to five events exploring the topic of Animals, through lectures on violence, a cabaret, and even a magic show. This year, Jordan Mainzer and I will be covering much more...
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Spiegel: Israeli Coffeehouse Culture

BY JENN ROBERTS MA As my faithful followers know, I’m a bona fide Israeli food fiend. I appreciate the cuisine for its eclectic roots, including strong Moroccan and European influences. Moreover, Israelis consider meals and coffee breaks to be cherished rituals rather than acts of survival—an attitude I applaud....
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Wag The Dog: Entrenched in #GamerGate

BY TIM MYERS At first glance, GamerGate is easy to dismiss. Calls for video game activism awaken a Homer Simpson-esque desire to shout “NERD” at anyone remotely interested in the debate. Insults and cartoons aside, GamerGate serves to illustrate the problems that arise when journalists attempt to cover social...
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Mid-Atlantic Guitar Masters: FP Live Showcase in DC

We’re back! Frontier Psychiatrist is excited to announce the third installment in our ongoing live music series. This time we’ll be breaking in DC’s newest house venue Babe City in Dupont Circle, and will feature luminaries Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band (PHI), Big Hush (DC), Anthony Pirog...