A Chicago arts and culture magazine is raised from the dead

THE CHICAGOAN, which originally debuted during the Jazz Age and ceased print during the Great Depression, has been relaunched.

The magazine offers long-form journalism about the arts, culture, history and innovators of Chicago and the Midwest region.  Readers will find profiles, interviews, fiction, reviews and more.  Publisher and Editor-in-Chief J.C. Gabel hopes the resurrected title will nurture local, home-grown journalistic and literary talent.

Published biannually, the print magazine is available at independent bookstores, boutiques and 1920s-style pop-up newsstands around Chicago, or by ordering online, bypassing traditional magazine distributors.  The inaugural issue has a circulation of 5,000 copies.  No email contact is available.  For more information visit www.thechicagoanmedia.org.

Grills and thrills: A new magazine for tailgating sports enthusiasts

TAILGATING DIGEST, a print and digital magazine devoted to the sports tailgating phenomenon, is scheduled to launch with a July/August issue.

The publication will cover tailgating events, product reviews, recipes and other topics related to tailgating.  Each bimonthly issue will be timely, focusing on season-appropriate pro and college sports.

Plans are in the works to produce custom editions of the magazine for college alumni associations and affinity groups.  For additional information contact founder and publisher Marc Heyman, marc@tailgatingdigest.com, or visit the website at www.tailgatingdigest.com.