NASCAR Chicago Street Race announces July 4th concerts, general ticket sales

Robert Chanick, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — The soundtrack to the inaugural NASCAR Chicago Street Race, which is set to turn Grant Park into a pop-up racetrack over the Fourth of July weekend, will have more than screeching tires and roaring engines. In addition to 200-mile-per-hour racing cars, the two-day event will feature full-fledged concerts ranging … Read more

What is AI image scraping, and how can artists fight back?

AI-generated art has been around for some time, but in the past year it has really taken over online. Despite concerns that artificial intelligence will outpace humans in other forms of “creativity” (see: ChatGPT’s Uninspired prose and “hideous” Songwriting in the style of Nick CaveVisual culture has largely borne the brunt of the bot uprising … Read more

Opinion: Why Shakira’s record-breaking song is such a stigma hit

Editor’s note: Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu is a communications specialist and writer based in Chicago. The opinions expressed here are her own. Read more Opinion on CNN. CNN – Last week, Shakira did with former soccer star Gerard Pique what every person who has been abused and underappreciated by their partner wishes they could. … Read more