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Inch by Inch—the Pop Art of Randal Huiskens

While the layperson might get excited about the retro-glam subject matter of Randal Huiskens’ paintings—movie stars, sports heroes, musicians and politicians—the art expert is likely to focus on the paint work. Randal Huiskens is a Chicago area Pop artist whose principal medium is acrylic paint on canvas. His latest works are a series of paintings in a style called neo-divisionism. By applying paint in a way that is unrelated to

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Ten Reasons to Travel

“The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is.” Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past As resonant as Proust’s quote should seem to anyone seeking the active life,

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LIFT: A Safety Net in the Battle against Poverty

In the country’s fight against poverty, LIFT, a non-profit organization, effortlessly works to institute a new universal standard that will hopefully endure. Located in six major cities (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.) across the country, it has 100,000 members. The organization assists poverty stricken people by partnering them with advocates and other community members, assisting to elevate them to economic stability. With the help of

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Unintended Consequences

Nate walked halfway down a narrow alley and opened a dumpster next to the back door of a pizza parlor. He pushed open the lid and stroked his beard. A near-empty bottle of McCormick vodka sat at an angle on top of the heap with its label up. He grabbed the bottle, finished it in a few gulps, and tossed it back in the dumpster. The Department of Veterans Affairs had

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