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PUBLISHER’S NOTE For our <strong>Winter</strong> <strong>2014</strong> <strong>Issue</strong> Cover Story we sat down with the creators of Chicago’s Honey Buttered Fried Chicken to talk about where they started and where they aspire to go in the future. It’s a fun and informative read on their take of Fried Chicken, history and staff. Debuting in this issue is a department we call “On The Radar,” which gives insight to companies in Chicago that you should be aware of. Few Distellery, Beermsiscuous, Upton’s Naturals, Curb Ninja, and Seedkicks kick it off. Other features include the entrepreneur, musician, artist, and community activist Elee X, Dr. Amara Enyia who is truely an inspiration, Chicago’s craft beer maker Ale Syndicate, and the ultra cool T-shirt maker Threadless. Are you a gamer? We put a spotlight on Ignite Gaming Lounge— an awesome spot worth checking out. Music, music, and more music. We start off with new releases coming out this winter, a piece on Chicago’s latest darling band— The Lemons, Hurt Everybody—a Hip-hop act poised to breakout, Rock House and their unique take on Music Education, Nunca Duerma, and a full feature article on the brother-sister rock band White Mystery. Pilsen’s Art District is now the “go to” destination to see cutting edge visual art in Chicago. We feature the neighborhood, the artists, and galleries that will make you want to check out what’s happening in this exciting scene. Still Sane? Well, we have an article on this subject featuring fashion, art, and music that will make you want to be a part of this movement. In closing out the issue, we provide you with a Holiday Gift Guide featuring some unique gift ideas. On behalf of the <strong>CUSP</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> staff, we extend our very best wishes to our readers for a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2015 and thank you for reading. 6 <strong>CUSP</strong> MAGAZINE WINTER ’14 ISSUE
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