About Art Intercepts

Covering Midwestern performing arts since 2009.

This blog aims to spark curiosity for Midwestern art and artists, illuminating performing arts communities living and working in “flyover country.”

Contributing to the record.

Amid a sharp decline in critical outlets, Art Intercepts is about filling the gap with authentic, immediate, informed responses to the performing and visual arts.

Rigorous play and rhetorical experimentation.

We are open to new approaches to criticism while maintaining journalistic standards of practice.


Lauren Warnecke (photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Founder and editor Lauren Warnecke is a reporter for NPR affiliate station WGLT and freelance arts and culture critic, primarily reviewing dance for the Chicago Tribune. Lauren enjoys cooking, cycling and attempting to grow things in her backyard. She lives in central Illinois. More about Lauren.

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