Chicago history, Chicago history, Lit, Poetry

Review: Laughing at the Race with No Rules, Woman Without Shame, by Sandra Cisneros

In her new book of poetry Woman without Shame, Sandra Cisneros looks aging in the face and laughs. She laughs at the frenetic lusts and couplings of youth—at broken hearts and […]

Patrick T. Reardon /
Fiction, Lit

Review: A Sparrow in a Dirt Bath, Martita, I Remember You, by Sandra Cisneros

Note: Sandra Cisneros will appear Tuesday, September 7, at 7 p.m., in a virtual event sponsored by Barbara’s Bookstore in Chicago and the suburbs. For information, visit this site.   […]

Patrick T. Reardon /
Fiction, Interviews, Lit

Interview: Pigeon English: A Talk with Author Kathleen Rooney

Chicago writer Kathleen Rooney recently released her latest novel, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey. A fictional retelling of the true story of World War I’s “Lost Battalion” (though mostly regarding […]

Dan Kelly /
Fiction, Lit, Reviews

Review: Byronic Heroines, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, by Samira Ahmed

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed Penguin Random House Reviewed by C.E. Archer-Helke I don’t often find a book that simultaneously transports me to the best parts […]

Guest Author /
Events, Lit, Live Lit, Stages

Dialogs: Two Screenwriters Talk About Their New Novels—Utopia Avenue and Antkind

It was just serendipity that the Chicago Humanities Festival scheduled two screenwriters with hot new novels two weeks in a row for their livestream show. Well, serendipity and the fact […]

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