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Day of Pigs

Many photo editors get to travel to the likes of Paris and Milan for glamorous fashion shoots. Given the local nature of this magazine, I find that most of my travels for work often are decidedly unglamorous. In early April, I donned pigtails, galoshes, and my “I Support Organic Farmers” T-shirt and headed out to a farm near LaGrange, Indiana. Photographer Kevin Banna, his assistants Bjorn Kavanaugh and Stevie Rischow, and I spent a day with farmer Greg Gunthorp and his pigs (See “Hello, Beautiful!” from our June issue)…

From Bridgeport to Beverly

If you’re Irish like me—and a South Sider to boot—you know that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just a day. Basically, the entire month of March is St. Paddy’s Day. The festivities generally kick off with the South Side Irish Parade, which was held this past Sunday.

To get you in the spirit of celebration, we present a collection of photos from South Side Irish Parades…

The One That Got Away

All too often, I spend what seems like hundreds of hours looking at photos that never make it into the magazine for one reason or another. I fall in love with an image only to find it on the cutting-room floor when it comes to print time, and my heart breaks over and over again. Welcome to Snap, therapy for my heart and a way to share the ones that got away—as well a bunch of other great photo-related stuff.

The February 2008 issue of the magazine includes a feature showcasing 13 great photos I culled from Flickr

Net Pix

Since the photo-sharing Web site Flickr went online four years ago, it has amassed more than 2 billion photographic images—and nearly 1.9 million of them have a Chicago connection. From an earthbound angel to an eerie nocturnal landscape, here are 13 local pix that click.

Remains of the Day

The old warehouse guarded its secrets for three-quarters of a century, until a developer came along with plans to turn the space into lofts. In one final burst, a time capsule of opera history was opened to the public. History >>How it all started-and ended Equipment >>Where (and how) the magic happened Costumes >>A little girl’s-and collector’s-utopia Props >>All … Read more