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Ta-Nehisi Coates celebrates release of ‘The Water Dancer’ at Chicago Humanities Festival

Ta-Nehisi Coates celebrates release of ‘The Water Dancer’ at Chicago Humanities Festival

Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

Speaking to a full auditorium of nearly 1,500 people at Evanston High School this past Friday, Oct. 4, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ohio-born poet Hanif Abdurraqib engaged in a dialogue that covered a wide array of topics ranging from rap music to the Civil War, to Coates’ writing process and more. The occ...

Women writers Hall of Fame

Women writers Hall of Fame

Amanda Krupp, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018

With the upcoming release of the new film “Book Club”, a story about lifelong friends who come together each month to reminisce and chat about their favorite books, the subject of female authors who have had a major impact on the literary scene comes to mind. While there have been a multitude of wo...

Who is alt lit?

Who is alt lit?

Andrew Morrell

June 2, 2014

The mysterious Internet subculture, with roots in Chicago, that's home to the next generation of groundbreaking writers On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon, Heiko Julien sits on the floor of Rachel "Pattycake" Bell's Chicago apartment, iPhone to mouth, face to laptop. He is recording readings of several ...

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