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Writers:
Ruthie Ackerman
Jimmie Briggs
Elisabeth Eaves
Kofu Fosu Forson
Wesley Gibson
Deborah Greco
Mandy Keifetz
Lisa Levy
Rich Moskal
Robert Pearre
Justin Petropoulos
William Raden
David Ramm
Shaun Randol
Ron Richter
Luc Sante
Jose Antonio Vargas
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright


I couldn't help feeling conspicuous among the white-haired widows and quiet old men in the pews around me. I had never been to a candlelight message service before. Behind the podium stood a stout, remarkably short woman as she pressed a folded slip of paper to her forehead.

"You will resolve this conflict with your husband," the medium intoned. "But I see something else... you are surrounded by a motherly vibration."

"Oh my god," cried an elderly congregant from the back. "Why is it every time I come here, my mother is here, too!"

(Excerpt from "Happy Mediums," a published account of a spiritualist camp in Wonewoc, Wisconsin)



Rich Moskal has been director of the Chicago Film Office since 1996. Prior to his position with the city, Moskal was a project manager for the Illinois Film Office as well as a freelance location manager for more than a dozen feature and television productions including "The Fugitive," "Miracle on 34th Street," and "To Sir With Love 2" (that's right!). He was also co-founder and contributing editor of the Chicago FilmLetter and occasional contributor to the Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine. He's a Chicago native, a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, husband to documentary film maker Susanne Suffredin and father of twin sons.




Artists:
Davide Cantoni
Daupo
Brian Dupont
Danielle Durchslag
Ryan Frank
Linda Griggs
Allen Hansen
David Hodges
Felicity Hogan
Isaiah King
Jillian Mcdonald
Marcie Paper
Robert Pearre
Duke Riley
Daniel Rosenbaum
Sarah Schmerler
Nicole Wittenberg
Nicole Zehr