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Aileen McGraw
Aileen McGraw is a Chicago-based writer and recent graduate of Northwestern University. She lives by the words "there's no such thing as too spicy."

Entries by Aileen McGraw

Chicago's Plant-Based Bucket List

(4) Comments | Posted August 30, 2015 | 2:01 AM

When I tell people that Chicago offers incomparable vegan food, I often get side-eye or smile-and-nod responses.

You mean the city with a hot dog under its namesake? The city whose deepest dish is cheese- and meat-riddled pizza? The muckraked, meat-packing Jungle itself?


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Cat Woman, Cat Lady: Aliases of Womanhood in 'You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek)'

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2015 | 2:36 PM

Helene Pappamarkou, Melena the Leopard Girl, Yagureté or "true carnivorous beast": these names are aliases, and Eleni Sikelianos jumps into each one in her genre-refusing essay-memoir-invention You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek). With The Book of Jon (City Lights, 2004), Sikelianos established herself as a family...

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Writing Style, Culture & Honesty: the Truth From Fashion's Global Nomad

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 3:10 PM


Image courtesy of Kelley Mullarkey

Kelley Mullarkey starts our Skype conversation by declaring, "I leave for Morocco in 24 hours." Mullarkey is publisher and editor-in-chief of majestic disorder, a magazine for nomadic creatives. She is an on-the-go cartographer of the...

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Him: Pope Francis and a Year in the Modern Imagination

(3) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 12:15 AM

Imagination must be a door...only by going through it can we get to the life God calls us to.

27 July 2013

Mary Deeley


Pastoral Associate at Sheil Catholic Center. Trying to listen to the voice of God in the bible, in questions of life,...

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An Unnamed Advantage: What it Means to Be Financially Disadvantaged at a Private Research University

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 10:11 PM

I read fellow Northwestern University undergrad Audrey Cheng's Huffington Post College article, "What it Means to Be Financially Disadvantaged in College," and I love it.

Yet I wonder: is being economically disadvantaged at Northwestern what it means to be economically disadvantaged in college? Something more...

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