Tag: books

Three books featuring Dorothy's ruby slippers

As we ready ourselves to observe the very important cultural marker of the 70th anniversary of the film, The Wizard of Oz, we should talk about the book on which the film is based. Why? First, because as you may or may not be aware, the book has some serious Chicago ties. Secondly, because references... Read more »

J. Adams Oaks: The Subtext Interview

Today, we have a very special guest here on Chicago Subtext and he’s brought us a present (ohhhhhs, ahhhhhhs)! Everyone please give a warm ChicagoNow welcome to local author, Mr. J. Adams Oaks. J. Adams Oaks is the author of Why I Fight, which won both the National Society of Arts and Letters regional competition... Read more »

Book sewing for the artfully inclined

Book sewing! Can you even imagine the effort that went into this? Book from Christopher Galasso on Vimeo. If Christopher Galasso wants to stop by, I’d love to know how he did this.

Comics: beyond capes and tights

Terry “Doc Midnight” Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics. Photo/Tiffiany Tate Not many people think of comic books when they think of the various forms of literature. I know because I will be the first to admit I, for more years than I care to admit, thought comic books were little more than dudes in... Read more »

Chicago Underground Library Event Tonight!

The Chicago Underground Library is back with a great event: The Science of Obscurity, an official Printers Ball pre-event. The event celebrates everything local, new and/or small press and features… wait for it, wait for it…. a public book catapult and a mass-destruction of rejection letters. You read that right! All writers, publishers, readers and... Read more »

Digg Around: Recent Links of Literary Interest

A few items of literary interest have surfaced on Digg recently, which I thought I would pass along: Lydia Netzer, Norfolk’s Literary Examiner to our own Literary Examiner, Robert Duffer, compiled the ten words to make us sound intelligent in a book discussion, should we find ourselves at a loss. (Not that we would, but... Read more »

The Future of Publishing, Reading (and Discussing)

This weekend, merrily geeking out on my latest issue of Wired magazine, I stumbled across an essay by Clive Thompson which was, interestingly enough, of the same topic of a panel on which I recently spoke at Printers Row Lit Fest. It’s a topic that abounds lately, the future of the book, the reader and... Read more »

Three Websites For Readers and Writers

By now, many of us know all about websites like Shelfari, Amazon, LibraryThing and GoodReads. If not, do take a moment and look into them. I’ll, ahem, wait right here while you add me to your network on each. However, there is a certain limit to what can be accomplished on these sites, as they... Read more »