Archive for March 2013

A Triumphant Experiment: solo/down by Lauryn Allison Lewis

Science rarely seems so sensuous. In Literati interview subject Lauryn Allison Lewis’s novella, solo/down (CCLap Hypermodern Editions, 2012, 99 pages), Lewis uses her hypnotic twin gifts of alluring voice and near-perfect sentence structure to elucidate a world where genetic engineering ranges supreme. Where plants are mere smudged and brittle fascimilies of what they used to... Read more »

What To Do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend
TONIGHT  at the Galway Arms in Lincoln Park it’s the CRIMINAL CLASS REVIEW VOLUME 6 RELEASE PARTY hosted by Sam Weller. It starts at 8pm, don’t miss it! There will be booze. TOMORROW NIGHT: 2ND STORY AT UNDERGROUND WONDERBAR “SAY MY NAME: STORIES OF JOURNEY AND IDENTITY”starts at 7pm, tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Want... Read more »

Jane Goodall Endangers Reputation with Alleged Plagiarism

As someone who works in conservation as well as journalism, this name is an incredibly sad one to add to the list of writers accused on plagiarism. We think of Jane Goodall as that benevolent, white-haired lady who lived with chimpanzees and has now devoted her remaining years to spreading awareness of endangered species everywhere.... Read more »
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A Woman And Her Typewriter: Franki Elliot of Typewriter Stories Talks with Chicago Literati

A Woman And Her Typewriter: Franki Elliot of Typewriter Stories Talks with Chicago Literati
Who is Franki Elliot? Franki Elliot is a woman with a typewriter and a vision. I first came across Miss Elliot through mutual friends on Facebook. I was putzing around one day, scrolling through the newsfeed, when I came across a very beautiful poem written by her. The aesthetic was simple: Courier font on a... Read more »

"A Few Good Reasons To Keep Your Old Records" Recordabowls

For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Sydney Corryn Allison Bodnar Jaros recordabowlsart@gmail.com A Few Good Reasons to Keep Your Old Records   CHICAGO-For music lovers and artists alike, Recordabowls Art offers a creative approach to collecting records while giving to charity. Recordabowls are traditional records melted into various bowl and platter shapes. The objective of the... Read more »

An Interview with John McNally

John McNally is the rare nationally known  author who still seems like he never left Chicago. Now a professor at Wake Forest University, McNally’s authored numerous books: The Book of Ralph, America’s Report Card, Troublemakers, Ghosts of Chicago, and After the Workshop. He’s also edited or been part of numerous anthologies including the recent Bradbury... Read more »
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It's New Orleans. It's Tennessee Williams. It's a Festival.

Need I say more? Okay, I will. During the blur that was St. Patrick’s day in NOLA, I saw a poster in a small coffee shop. It had an illustration of man with a fat white face, and funny bow tie. Later on, after I recovered a few days later, I realized this was suppose... Read more »

2nd Story Presents "Say My Name: Stories of Journey and Identity" Saturday March 30th at the Underground Wonder Bar

2nd Story Presents "Say My Name: Stories of Journey and Identity" Saturday March 30th at the Underground Wonder Bar
What are the stories that reside in our names? And how do our names define us? This March we bring you four stories rooted in names, and the journeys we take to define and defend who we are. From a young man’s playground battle to defend the name given to him on another continent, to... Read more »

Ken O'Neill Discusses His New Book, THE MARRYING KIND With Chicago Literati

Ken O'Neill Discusses His New Book, THE MARRYING KIND With Chicago Literati
Author Ken O’Neill took the time to answer some questions regarding his humorous and innovative new book, The Marrying Kind. The Marrying Kind tells the story of what happens when the LGBQT community of wedding planners, florists and designers in Manhattan band together to boycott all heterosexual unions, leaving the city in a state of... Read more »
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Julia Borcherts Sits Down With Broadway Director, Susan Stroman For Chicago Red Eye

Julia Borcherts does it again! With the Broadway adaptation of “Big Fish” coming to Chicago, Julia Borcherts too the time to interview the director, Susan Stroman, in an engaging interview for Chicago Red Eye.