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New Yorker Reveals First Cover Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.30.2013 | Media

The New Yorker revealed its first cover of 2014 on Monday. The cover, entitled, "All Together Now," illustrates an audience of parents filming their c...

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a time when reading seems to be less of a priority for people, it was heartening to see so many willing to give money to the Chicago Library Foundation and celebrate the Chicago Public Library and Chicago authors.

PHOTO: The New Yorker's Touching Mother's Day Cover

Posted 05.10.2013 | Media

The cover of this week's New Yorker honors Mother's Day with an illustration of two moms reading a card in their kitchen. The moms, dressed respec...

NATO Schamto! Comics: Philosophy and Practice Conference is Big News

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

NATO?! Whatever. The big news of the weekend was the three-day conference at the University of Chicago's new Logan Arts Center, "Comics: Philosophy and Practice," where some of the greatest comics artists and graphic novelists took the stage.

Whaam! Splat! Bang! Lichtenstein Hits Chicago's Art Institute

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.18.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The exhibition is truly the first of its kind or scale. Lichtenstein blurred the lines between low art and high art and paved the way for current day street artists and graphic novelists to further explore their craft in the world of fine art.

Alternative New Yorker Covers For Mother's Day

Posted 05.13.2012 | Parents

TIME's most recent cover -- if you haven't seen it, where have you been? -- probably takes the cake as far as provocative parenting imagery is concern...

Authors Auction Character Names For Charity

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling mystery writer Thomas Perry is just one of the dozens of authors who will name characters in their books after you -- if you are the highe...

PHOTOS: Chris Ware's REJECTED Fortune Cover

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Fortune magazine asked comic book artist and Oak Park resident Chris Ware to design the cover of their "Fortune 500" issue, they were probably no...

Hello Britain, Meet Chicago: Granta Takes a Toddlin' Town Tour

Victoria Lautman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

It's Chicago's turn to inspire an issue of Granta, the esteemed British literary journal that seems to instantly confer upon the subscriber a mantle of elevated intellect, or at least the appearance of it. I talked about the issue with editor John Freeman.

Chris Ware, Grim Gastronomic Griper

Michael Nagrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Nagrant

Even when I was an unemployed web designer and before I became a food writer, we set aside money and saved to dine at Alinea precisely because we thought there was something more important going on.