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Mapping American Culture

A conversation with MAKER Grant recipient, Samantha Hill

The 2015 MAKER Grant recipient, Samantha Hill, talks about her current project, her hopes to expand it, and what it's like to be an artist in Chicago.

The WasteShed in Humbolt Park

Reduce, Reuse, Re-art

Creative Reuse at The WasteShed

For Earth Day I visited Chicago's creative reuse center, The WasteShed, to see how art can contribute to sustainability.

Amalie Drury

Tips and Tricks: Get Paid

Once you turn in your story, they'll likely move on to the next project and won't be thinking about the money you're owed. So be proactive about requesting, filling out and returning payment forms like contracts, W-9s and invoices.

Coya Paz

SinglePage: Coya Paz

"mi sunqu (my heart, mi corazón)" from page 25 of Rebeldes: A Proyecto Latina Anthology

When my daughter was born, I remembered words I had forgotten: sunqu, wawa, uripachallay.

Shannon Stratton

The Little Things

Small gestures of gratitude make a difference in the arts.

Learning to say no might be one little thing we can all do for ourselves, and each other.

Amalie Drury

The Pitch: Amalie Drury of PureWow.com

Editing is a rapid and ruthless job. Don't make it thankless as well.

Also, don’t be so general with a pitch that I have to work to dig up a story. Be specific.

John Preus

Granted: John Preus

On winning the 2014 MAKER Grant

Honesty comes in different flavors: brutal, gentle, tactful, diplomatic, revelatory. Pick your flavor, but don't be an asshole.

Laura Krughoff

Singlepage: Laura Krughoff

"The History of a Hunting Accident"

Krughoff reads from her story and describes a throw-down with her editor and the rumor that inspired the piece.

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