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"Frankie Coolin" -- a Quiet Gem

Roger Wright | Posted 02.06.2015 | Home
Roger Wright

When the writers who are Chicago's eternal gift to literature gather in the smoky dark spilled beer taverns of heaven to share their best work, Bill Granger will be bringing along Time For Frankie Coolin.

Lani Hall Alpert's New Book, Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories, Is Startling, Scandalous and Absolutely Sensational!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Lani Hall is a true literary talent who is now one of the major writers of the naturalistic Chicago school and will leave a lasting impact on us all.

Excerpt: What Would Hugh Hefner Say About Sex In The Afterlife?

Posted 05.15.2012 | Home

The following is an excerpt from "Chicago Stories" by Michael Czyzniejewski [Curbside Splendor, $14.99], a collection of humorous, fictional tales "na...

Books And Beer: Holiday Shopping At Sheffield's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you are torn between curling up with a good book and going out for a tasty beer on a cold Thursday night, why not head to Sheffield's bar for the ...

No Makeup Week: Women Pledge To Keep Their Faces Bare For 7 Days

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Could you go a week without makeup? While some women avoid it altogether, others have developed an inexplicable need for the stuff over the years. Wha...

Taxi Driver Driven To Write Chicago Mystery Novel

Chicago Sun-Times | Queens Crap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Let's just tell it like it is: Jack Clark started out as a hack writer who was better at driving a cab than meeting deadlines for the Chicago Reader. ...

Chicago's Women & Children Inspires Three Decades of Writers and Readers

Gina Frangello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gina Frangello

By the early 1990s, there were more than 100 feminist bookstores in the U.S. Now, after the explosion of chain bookstores and a changing political climate, there are a mere seven remaining.