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Chicago Features The 2013 Eye On India Festival

Whenever possible, in the arts, I’ll try to spotlight events not only pertaining to indie films, literature, music, art, etc., but also I’ll try to show the diversity of cultures in Chicago and...

The Black Age of Comics - 14 Pages/16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape

4 Pages/16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape is a visual coming together of artist that are reminiscent of comics from the 80’s and 90’s such as Tribe, Brotheman, and Love and Rockets .The installation presents...

Summer Reading and Sting at Printers Row Lit Fest

South LoopCalling all bibliophiles: June 8 marks the start of the Printers Row Lit Fest, a chance to nab your summer reading and a stack of 10 other books you'll read at some point (if you're like me.)...

Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Rhythm World Summer Tap Festival

ChicagoChicago Human Rhythm Project's Rhythm World Summer Tap Festival July 22 (10am) - Aug 4, 2013 (4pm) July 22 - Aug 4, 2013 American Rhythm Center & Fine Arts Building 410 S. Michigan Ave., Studio...

Podcast Friday - The Shuster Herald Podcast

ChicagoFor me there could never be too many podcasts that talk about comics, TV shows or any entertainment based on what the fans love. It’s just a cherry on top when I find that the podcast is made right...

48 Hour Graphic Novel Contest - May 3rd - May 5th

ChicagoWhen I saw this event I thought to myself "how cool". Are you a sketch artist, love to write comics, or love both? Maybe you’ve always wanted to sketch or draw something but was afraid to give it a...

Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest - June 8th -9th

The LoopAre you ready for another year of the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest? I love this event because I get to meet so many authors, I’m introduced to so many books, I get to learn of bookstores I...

Get Up Close And Personal With Local Artist At Dan Con Fall 2013

Anyone who's into comics have been to or have at least heard of The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and it's right around the corner as it's being held at the McCormick Place. It's a...

Vassula Ryden comes to Oakbrook March 27 for book signing of her #1 Barnes & Noble Bestseller

After three weeks, Vassula Ryden’s new book, Heaven is Real But So is Hell, shot up to Number One on the BarnesAndNoble.com Top 100 list, and the book wasn’t even in stores yet. Moreover, not a...

Podcast Friday - Poetry Foundation

Did you know there was a poetry podcast here in Chicago? Yeah, I was pleased to find this out. How cool is this? The podcast is presented by the Poetry Foundation who publishes Poetry Magazine and...

Louder Than A Bomb Team Finals: Chicago Youth Poetry Fest

The LoopThe 13th Annual Chicago Youth Poetry Festival presented by the Young Chicago Authors with the theme Louder Than A Bomb - Return to the Craft, will be presenting its team finals this Saturday, March...

A Hungry Harriet the Spy Explores Chicago

Old TownI live in Old Town, the neighborhood that’s known for Second City, Old Town Ale House (that four-a.m.-bar with crude political cartoons that’s a favorite of Second City-ers), and Frank Sinatra’s...

Five Novels By Black Authors Set In Chicago

ChicagoToday is the last day of the month and I thought I should write something to celebrate the fact that it’s Black History Month. In doing so I thought I’d make a list of five books that I have read...

Creative Chicago Expo 2013 - In Its 10th Year

The LoopIt’s here again. What? The Chicago Creative Expo that’s what. I love when this event comes around because it’s a two day free event that brings individual businesses, organizations, educators and...

What do you get when you mix Mayhaim, Dread, and Literature? - CCLaP's PODCAST DREADFUL!

Bucktown | Wicker Park  WOW, was I excited when Jason Pettus from the Chicago Center of Literature and Photography (CCLaP)  sent me info about a big new project that they're starting up NEXT WEEK called Podcast Dreadful....

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