Archive for February 2013

What is your favorite book of all time?

What is your favorite book of all time?
From now until March 1st, I am compiling a list of everyone’s favorite book to showcase on the website. Simply reply below with title, author and a few sentences explaining why the book you chose is your favorite.  

Contributing Writer Greg Baldino Investigates the Cultural Staple, Field Notes

Contributing Writer Greg Baldino Investigates the Cultural Staple, Field Notes
The office of Coudal Partners is a functional space, yet elegantly so. On the third floor of an industrial warehouse northwest of downtown Chicago, the space loops around, encompassing desks, and conference table, and a storage/mailing room. Everything looks like work is being done, yet also as though some Feng Shui is at work, laying... Read more »

In Pursuit of a Story: A Book Review of "After Visiting Friends" by Liz Baudler

In Pursuit of a Story: A Book Review of "After Visiting Friends" by Liz Baudler
In Pursuit of a Story by Liz Baudler It takes a while to get into the central mystery of After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story, by Michael Hainey (Simon and Schuster, 2013, 300 pages). The book opens with a boy waking up, about to go to school, and finding his father has died on a... Read more »
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Oscar Poll: Who Do You Think Will Win Best Screenplay?

Oscar Poll: Who Do You Think Will Win Best Screenplay?
It’s happening tonight! The Oscars!  Who do you think will win Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay? The nominees are below: Adapted Screenplay Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio Beasts of the Southern Wild, Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi, Screenplay by David Magee Lincoln, Screenplay by Tony Kushner Silver Linings... Read more »

Literaturlenz: Reading with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Literaturlenz: Reading with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Silke Scheuermann, Ulrike Ulrich, and Cornelia Travnicek Reading Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N Michigan Ave., Suite 200 In German and English, discussion moderated by Susan Harris Hallo, Grüezi, Servus! Literature from the three German-speaking countries. Each year Literaturlenz brings together... Read more »

Dan Shapiro Answers Mason Johnson's Questions About His Upcoming Book

Dan Shapiro answers Mason Johnson’s questions about his upcoming book. His answers are naturally awesome, and I can’t wait for this book to come out.
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Golden Angels: Lessons in Love and Loss from Buddy Girl and Daisy May

Golden Angels: Lessons in Love and Loss from Buddy Girl and Daisy May
Available now! Golden Angels: Lessons in Love and Loss from Buddy Girl and Daisy May http://amzn.to/DaisyMay Braver Endeavor Press/February 2013 $9.99 / Kindle ISBN-13: 978-0988861909 MEDIA INQUIRIES CONTACT: 619-365-5065 Email: reciperenovator@gmail.com Golden Angels: Lessons in Love and Loss from Buddy Girl and Daisy May 13 inspirational essays. 13 delicious recipes. “More than a tribute to... Read more »

"Naked Girls Reading" A literary cabaret celebrates their fourth birthday on March 15th at the Everleigh Social Club

It all started in Chicago four years ago and now it’s spread to more than 18 international cities (with more on the way).  Naked Girls Reading took the stage for the first time in March of 2009 and began a literary revolution.  This March, we celebrate our fourth birthday the only way we know how... Read more »

L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist, Lauren Groff, In An Exclusive Interview with Chicago Literati

L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist, Lauren Groff, In An Exclusive Interview with Chicago Literati
Lauren Groff who is a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize 2012, was kind enough to agree to an interview. It was amazing to ask her about her techniques and how she commits absolutely to the worlds she creates.  Despite her alarming number of accolades (she has a Pushcart and Pen/O. Henry prizes) I... Read more »
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"The Big Heat" a short story by Tyler Coulson

“The Big Heat” by Tyler Coulson ‘It’s the damned heat’, the old woman wheezed and dobbed the washcloth against her crippled husband’s forehead. The two of them sat in the shade of the front porch of the 1880s farmhouse where they’d lived for forty years. ‘The HEAT!’ she wheezed. The man’s face was as still... Read more »