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Anglerfish Lighting specializes in one-of-a-kind lamps made from industrial hardware and vintage artifacts: phones, cameras, books, record players. We can convert anything into a functional work of art. Shop original Anglerfish designs available exclusively at Transistor in Andersonville. Or talk to the friendly staff at Transistor about having something designed just for you. Anglerfish can create a unique conversation piece to fit any aesthetic, hobby or interest. All you have to do is ask. So stop on by Transistor and see what Anglerfish can do for you. Or visit us on the web at www.anglerfishlighting.com.

Explore music, stories, poetry, and more from across Chicago at the Boxcar, 1115 West Berwyn Avenue, next to Steep Theatre and two doors east of the Berwyn Red Line stop. Boxcar performances are free and begin at 7:30 every Sunday and Monday night. Listen to the ad above for highlights from their March lineup and check them out online at steeptheatre.com/boxcar.  

Eager to Know is a weekly podcast hosted by Chicago artist Ricky McEachern exploring how using the creative aspects of our brains can shift outcomes in exciting ways. Each episode offers listeners specific suggestions on how to engage creativity when moving things forward. Guests include artists as well as others in life roles not traditionally considered creative. 

Visit the Eager to Know web page.

Foyer Shop specializes in user-friendly plants for your home or office, along with affordable prints, stationery, and other useful treasures and tools. We’re proud to be Andersonville's local flower shop with ready-made bouquets and a DIY flower bar. Foyer Shop also offers in-home plant consultations, workshops and full-service floral design for weddings and other events. Visit us Wednesday though Sunday 12:00-6:00 p.m. at 1480 W. Berwyn Ave, around the corner from Reza’s Restaurant, or find us at www.foyer.shop

Here we are, at the start of another new year, reflecting on our lives, what’s working and what’s not. You might find yourself setting the same goals but making choices that produce the results you don’t want. It’s frustrating, at best. Lisa Hinton is a change coach who can help you identify patterns that are keeping you stuck. She’s flexible, affordable and easy to work with, and she’s in Chicago. Check her out at www.lisahinton.com, or give her a call at 216-702-8240. Mention Transistor Radio and she will give you 10 percent off any coaching package.

Rare Birds Musical Oddities is Chicago's only musical oddity shop and features loads of 1980s keyboards, 1970s analog synths and drum machines, exotic hand percussion from around the world, vintage toy musical instruments, rock 'n' roll and music memorabilia, and a wall full of rare and rad vintage guitars and basses. Buy, sell and trade your vintage gear as well as pickup accessories like strings, adapters cables and more.  Find them online at rarebirdsmusic.com.

This is Julia of RareJule Vintage, a mostly online, vintage clothing emporium based in Evanston. My site has hundreds of vintage  dresses, coats, lingerie, and accessories from the ‘20s to the ‘90s to help you step outside of the fast-fashion pace and into a playful, creative exploration of how a unique, vintage wardrobe can best help bring out your individual radiance.

If you are tired of online retail, I also take clients by appointment in my home studio and now do boutique style pop-ups all over Chicagoland in collaboration with artists and other creative business owners. Visit my site to shop, contact me, or sign up for my selling event announcements. 

Need a fun, nostalgic escape?  Hop on over to Strange Cargo Tees for one-of-a-kind custom T-shirts and knickknacks.  We've been in business for 35 years.  Whether you need one shirt or a thousand, a shirt for your birthday party, business, band, family reunion, or even your dog, we will treat every order with exceptional care.  Your job is to have an idea; our job is to make it a reality.  We make your T-shirt dreams come true.  While waiting for your shirt, wander through our vintage trading card section. Pick up a Garbage Pail Kids of RoboCop pack. Just don't eat the gum!  And then we have our wall of socks.  We have the largest selection of novelty socks in the city; at least that's what we say, anyway.  What we care about most at Strange Cargo is that everyone leaves with a smile. Visit us in Andersonville at 5216 N. Clark Street, right across from the Swedish Museum.  Or see us online at www.strangecargo.com.  

Four gay men. Four addictions. One landlord from Hell. Welcome to Summerdale, the beginning of an LGBT horror novel series set in Andersonville.

The landlord of Summerdale House is Mr. McGreevy, a charismatic sociopath who enables addiction and isolates his tenants until the only place they feel safe is inside his house. Throughout the series, Summerdale will focus on issues in the gay community including racism, misogyny, substance abuse, and domestic abuse. One new Summerdale novel will be released every October.

The author is David Jay Collins and you can find him at davidjaycollins.com.

Look for David's author tent at Midsommarfest June 8-9!

Human skeletons, shrunken heads, antique taxidermy, ouija boards, surgical tools, and Victorian hair wreaths are just some of the strange and eclectic items you will find at Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities, located at 1513 W. Foster Avenue in Andersonville. Check out social media at woollymammothchicago.com. Open daily.