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Open House: Mark and Patrick’s Place

Open House: Mark and Patrick’s Place

What kind of monsters would abandon their babies in a barren desert?  Patrick Ewing might have asked himself that question if his moonlit walk hadn’t become an urgent rescue mission to save the vulnerable infants he kept finding along the way.  Patrick put the babies into the satchel on his back, but it was rapidly […]

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Agent Gallery storefront opens on Damen Avenue

Agent Gallery storefront opens on Damen Avenue

Agent Gallery owner Mariano Chavez looks a little bored when I arrive to see his new storefront on a stretch of Damen Avenue near the border of Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park.  Home to a diverse population of yuppies, bobos, immigrants and hipsters, the neighborhood seems tailor-made for Mariano’s merchandise, which includes unusual pieces (Catholic […]

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Guest Post: BackGarage Blogger Katherine Raz on Decoratus Absurdum

Guest Post: BackGarage Blogger Katherine Raz on Decoratus Absurdum

Thanks to Backgarage blogger Katherine Raz for contributing today’s guest post about my favorite topic Decoratus Absurdum.  I love the lead photo of Katherine visiting her grandmother’s final resting place . . . with her grandmother.  It perfectly captures the essence of Decoratus Absurdum, which interprets the macabre in often humorous ways. I signed up […]

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