The term “love story” can cause an array of reactions: gushing, eye rolling, a person to utter, “ugh, […]
Equality isn’t some fabulous luxury we can gift ourselves when we’re feeling morally flush. Equality is not…humanity’s cashmere bed socks. It’s not a present, like champagne. It’s a necessity, like water. For if we look at a map of the world—where every nation struggling with poverty, child mortality and political instability is marked in red—it’s notable its bright, red, shaming rash coincides almost identically with the most unequal countries in the world. Deny your women education? Imprison your gays, lesbians and transsexuals? Treat your working classes like expendable factory parts? Chances are, your country is in trouble.
Sarah Layden is the author of Trip Through Your Wires, a book that Michael Martone, author of Four […]
This weekend marks the return of Chicago Zine Fest, one of the best festivals for indie zinesters and […]
Imagine going to bed and waking up 17 years into the future. For Forgotten Girl author Naomi Jacobs, that […]
Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Story Sessions, a unique Chicago reading series founded by Jill Howe and Rachael […]
With live lit in full swing in Chicago, Scott Whitehair was inspired to revive his ambitious 2012 reading series, Do Not […]