A Chicago-based writer and researcher with a progressive outlook.
A comprehensive five-article series on arranging a study abroad experience independently.
A first-hand account of a study abroad experience in Helsinki, Finland that was a 3rd-place winner in Transitions Abroad's annual student writing contest.
Detailed guide published by Transitions Abroad on planning a study abroad program independently.
Cautions and advice pertaining to security risks with mobile apps.
A feature article for Global Traveler magazine published February 2019 with expert advice on maintaining cybersecurity while traveling. Read more at https://www.globaltravelerusa.com/cybersecurity-and-travel/
Simple but effective security strategies for non-tech computer users.
Tips for avoiding scams on Cyber Monday.
A new article addressing the iCloud breach that exposed private photos of celebrities to the public.
Overview of measures that can protect computer data from ransomware and other unauthorized access.
A comprehensive overview of the potential impact of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.
A lighthearted look at online dating, comparing free versus paid services.
As a high school student living in the Englewood neighborhood, on Chicago’s south side, artist and photographer Tonika Lewis Johnson noticed the continuity of several of the city’s street names on her daily commute to Lane Technical College Prep High School, located on the city’s north side. The character of the streets, however, varied widely going from south to north. Eventually, those impressions manifested themselves in the Folded Map Project, an installation of photographs, a video of interviews with participants of the project and a map display of the city on exhibit till October at the Loyola University Museum of Art, which is free to the public.
Fans of an underused Chicago bike path that’s more than 6 miles long hope a welcoming new mural will encourage more cycle traffic and amplify the green space’s value as an important community asset. They want the artwork, which was created with input from current users, to spur additional investment and boost the larger effort to make Marshall “Major” Taylor Trail a more popular destination.
Description of a program administered by the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission to promote social good through the arts, and in cooperation with local artists.
LaSaia Wade and Brave Space Alliance work to promote transgender rights in Chicago and across the country.
Stony Island Arts Bank hosted ICONIC Black Panther during the latter part of 2018.
Review of the process behind the making of the composition "Chicago Immigrant Stories" by Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.
Like many cultural institutions across the country, the Cleveland Museum of Art did not truly reflect the demographics of the city in its staffing or in its patronage. The museum recently enacted “For the Benefit of all: the CMA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan.” Along with the museum’s comprehensive strategic plan, “Making Art Matter,” the plans encapsulate the museum’s commitment to becoming more representative of its city.
An article about the ongoing restoration process of Chicago's iconic Union Station published in the March/April 2017 edition of Chicago Architect magazine.
A preview of a performance by multimedia artists Samson Young co-sponsored by EXPO Chicago and the Chciago Architecture Biennial.
A preview of the exhibit "McCormick House: Past, Present, Future" -- a staging of a Mies van der Rohe designed house in its original configuration of a single family home at the Elmhurst Art Museum.
A brief overview of Exhibit Columbus, a biennial event held in central Indiana, a surprising mecca of modernist architecture.
A list of recommended mobile apps for freelance writers and other entrepreneurs.
Overview of computer backup options for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Description of various applications of blockchain for projects designed to promote social good.
A how-to guide for writers seeking to move up to better-paying publishers.
A guide for writers in handling payments from foreign publishers.
How-to guide for writers on how to incorporate big data into their work.
A detailed how-to guide for writers on how to add photos to their writing.
An explanation of why hanging on to old equipment -- especially electronics, is often penny wise but pound foolish.
A newsy article on martial arts star Jackie Chan and his decision not to leave his fortune to his offspring.
A rundown of 20+ well-known wealthy individuals and their Twitter feeds.
Advice on the financial benefits of going green for small business owners and entrepreneurs.