Lit, Reviews, Uncategorized

Rubbernecking Rich Living, Chicago Apartments: A Century and Beyond of Lakefront Luxury

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Chicago Apartments: A Century and Beyond of Lakefront Luxury By Neil Harris with Teri J. Edelstein University of Chicago Press, 364 pages, $85 Reading Neil Harris’s Chicago Apartments: A Century […]

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Lit, Reviews

Book Review: Radical of Radicals, Formed in Chicago, Dorothy Day by John Loughery and Blythe Randolph

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Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century By John Loughery and Blythe Randolph Simon and Schuster Dorothy Day—that radical of 20th century radicals, that voice of conscience in the face of a […]

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Lists, Lit

Reading in the Face of Death—Book Suggestions for Self-Isolation

Too many books, not enough time—it’s the eternal struggle of the book lover. Unfortunately, nature and society have conspired to ensure we all shelter in place, self-quarantine, isolate, and otherwise […]

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Essays, Lists, Lit

Long Books for the Long Hours Ahead

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It’s pretty clear now that my wife Cathy and I—both over that red-alarm age of 60—are going to be spending basically all our time in our home for what could […]

Patrick T. Reardon /
Events, Lit, Live lit events, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book review: Mexican and Catholic and Chicagoan, Chicago Catolico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican by Deborah E. Kanter

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Note: Deborah Kanter will speak about Chicago Catolico at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, (1852 W. 19th St., Chicago). Chicago Catolico: Making […]

Patrick T. Reardon /
Beyond, Chicago history, Lit, Reviews

Book Review: Chicago’s History and Her Story, The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago before the Fire, by Ann Durkin Keating

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The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago before the Fire Ann Durkin Keating University of Chicago Press, 280 pages, $27.50 When 27-year-old Juliette Kinzie settled with her husband John, the local […]

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Events, Fiction, Interviews, Lists, Lit, Live lit events, Poetry, Reviews

A Literary Look Back at 2019

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The Third Coast Review Lit Department had a very full year, with new writers Patrick T. Reardon, Terry Galvan, and Carr Harkrader joining us and sharing their impeccable insights. Reardon […]

Dan Kelly /
Lit, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book Review: A New Hope—Hopey: From Commune to Corner Office

Hopey: From Commune to Corner Office Hope Mueller Inspire Books Reviewed by Terry Galvan. Mueller’s incisive autobiography illustrates an inspiring, if unconventional, upbringing in a household where alternative “hippie” culture […]

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Lit, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book Review—In the Neighborhood of…—The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook

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The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook Edited by Martha Bayne Belt Publishing Chicago’s neighborhoods are one of its most distinct yet indefinable elements. Despite what those ubiquitous neighborhood maps in every other […]

Dan Kelly /
Stages, Theater

Review: (Non)Fiction by Right Brain Project Asks Who Has the Right to Tell My Story

Jillian Leff’s new play is the story of a writer—one who is fortunate to have a partner with a steady job and income to pay the bills while she focuses […]

Nancy S Bishop /
Lit, Reviews

All the Dery Details—Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey—Book Review

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Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery Little, Brown and Company If cartoonist Edward Gorey didn’t exist, we would have had […]

Dan Kelly /
Lit, Music, Reviews

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout Is a Heartbreaking Trans Memoir

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Standing onstage, Laura Jane Grace is the embodiment of a punk rocker. Part Joan Jett, part Debbie Harry, Grace commands her pop-punk band Against Me! with ease and a crooked smile. […]

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