This Month’s ‘Conversation’ Is About “Being American” Under a Hostile Regime

This Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., join us for the third edition of The Conversation, a new a literary and cultural series at Chicago’s Women & Children First Bookstore. This month, Boris Fishman, Cristina Henriquez, Riva Lehrer, Erika L. Sanchez, and Zoe Zolbrod will have a timely conversation about “Being American: Identity and Belonging Under a Hostile Regime.” This is not … More This Month’s ‘Conversation’ Is About “Being American” Under a Hostile Regime

12 Chicago Bookstores to Visit Instead of Amazon Today

Today, Amazon opens a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Chicago—in my own neighborhood of Lake View, no less. Like the vast majority of Chicago’s literary community, I’m pretty pissed about that, so I was comforted to see the following post on Rebecca Makkai‘s Facebook account last night (repurposed here with her permission), where she implores Chicagoans to stay … More 12 Chicago Bookstores to Visit Instead of Amazon Today

‘Revise the Psalm’ Celebrates the Patron Saint of Chicago Poetry, Gwendolyn Brooks

She is to Chicago what Dickens is to London, or Joyce to Dublin, having immortalized the city’s ‘Black Metropolis’ of Bronzeville in verse from her teens in the 1930s until her death in 2000. … More ‘Revise the Psalm’ Celebrates the Patron Saint of Chicago Poetry, Gwendolyn Brooks