Summer Festivals: A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party

Young The Giant | Aug. 7, 2013 / PHOTO BY ALEX V. HERNANDEZ

Young The Giant | Aug. 7, 2013 / PHOTO BY ALEX V. HERNANDEZ

I attended A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party this weekend. For those not familiar with it, The Hideout is bar located just off of Elston Avenue, on the industrial area nestled between Wicker Park and Lincoln Park on the shore of the Chicago River.

Named The Hideout since it opened (legally) in 1934, the bar’s located in a balloon-frame house built in two days and still standing in 2013. For the past 17 years the bar’s block party has been a staple of the Chicago music scene.

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Pop culture’s got 99 problems but Kevin Wada’s X-Men cover ain’t one

Feminist Media Criticism Problems

While was perusing the web mindlessly due to the weird vampire hours my journalism job sometimes requires, I came across the art of Alyssa Korea. She’s an art student who does a comic strip for The Daily Texan in Austin, TX. As I was admiring the work on her blog work I came across a post that really captured my caffeine fueled interest:

Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly I just over think everything.

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