We're still here!
By now you've probably heard there have been some major changes at Time Out Chicago. What hasn't changed: We are still your best source for restaurants, bars, art, comedy, theater, music, festivals, shopping, museums, LGBT, dance and film coverage—and now you'll find it all online.
I've heard lots of questions from readers over the past couple of weeks. Here a sampling, with my answers below:
Does TOC still exist?
Alive and kicking—see above.
Are you still doing restaurant reviews?
Yes! And theater, comedy, art, museum, film, music and dance reviews. Look for them on the site almost daily.
Who's still on staff?
Julia Kramer (Food & Drink editor): Covering restaurants & bars
Kris Vire (associate editor/Theater): Covering theater, comedy, LGBT
Brent DiCrescenzo (managing editor): Covering music
Laura Pearson (associate editor/arts & culture): Covering dance, art & design, books
Jake Malooley (senior editor): Covering museums, fests, city events (a.k.a. Around Town); film
Laura Baginski (editor): Covering shopping & style
Martha Williams (photo editor)
Jessica Johnson (senior online producer)
Erin Delahanty (digital marketing manager)
Rob Ruthardt (senior digital sales manager)
Marla Tarantino (accounting specialist)
What will the site look like?
For the next couple of months, the site will look the same, but you'll see a lot of new content updated daily (best things to do each day of the week, best events of the weekend, etc.). Later this summer, the site will get a complete overhaul and sparkling new apps for tablets and smartphones, making all of our great content much easier to find.
Are you sad TOC is longer in print?
Of course. And we miss our former colleagues. But we are fully committed to creating the best arts and culture website in Chicago. We're excited about what's to come, and we're sure you will be, too. Until then, you know where to find us.