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The Bookstore Your Dad Warned You About

September 18, 2019

A niche new bookstore opens in Pilsen, with little apparent interest in the...

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Emily Nussbaum Likes to Watch – and Question

September 11, 2019

Emily Nussbaum examines what types of television are taken seriously, and the...

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Harvesting Joy in On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

August 22, 2019

On intimacy, tenderness, and pain in Ocean Vuong's debut novel.

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Caricatures and Characters in John Banville’s The Untouchable

August 12, 2019

Celebrated contemporary Irish novelist John Banville's The Untouchable is a...

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Here for “Halal If You Hear Me”

July 1, 2019

An exceptional anthology brings together the voices of young Muslim poets.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Russian...

June 18, 2019

You know when people say to you, “Yes, “Lolita” is horrifying, but so...

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Ironheart #1: Chicago Has a New Hometown Hero

February 19, 2019

Science nerds, poetry nerds, comic book nerds rejoice! Chicagoans and women of...

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Is Drake Just Rupi Kaur for Men? An...

July 20, 2018

Consensus says: Maybe.

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The Self Misshapen at Night: A Review of...

May 13, 2017

A new book of poetry from an SAIC professor draws on the philosophical, the...

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Good Read: ‘I’m Fine But You Appear to...

March 5, 2017

Leyna Krow's debut collection is the latest from Featherproof Books.

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Intimate Complications: Aricka Foreman’s ‘Dream with a Glass...

August 21, 2016

Aricka Foreman's chapbook shatters expectations for a stunning result.

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Low-Res Lecture Recap: Pamela Sneed

August 5, 2016

Poet, writer, and performer Pamela Sneed's visiting artist lecture left the...

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