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Louder Than a Bomb

Teens Deliver A Powerful Message Chicago Needs To Hear Right Now

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices

Four teens' powerful performance from the Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) youth poetry slam semifinals in Chicago is attracting a lot of attention. A vid...

The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

Dave Stieber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

For the many of us fortunate enough to already know about Louder Than A Bomb or more commonly LTAB, we know that it is one of the best things that Chicago has going for it.

The Night That We Were Shocked... That We Were Shocked by CPS

Dave Stieber | Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Our skin has become thicker. From Chicago. Thicker from the winters. Thicker from the corruption The lies and double speak. From sacrifices demanded by our city.

Local Poet Unveils New Book In Concert

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

With the impending release of his newest collection of poetry, "L-vis Lives! Racemusic Poems," Chicagoan Kevin Coval is only just continuing to build ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel on Louder Than a Bomb

Dan Persons | Posted 07.23.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I'm basically down with anything that celebrates language, but Louder Than a Bomb is something special. Here's my interview with directors Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel.

Behind the Making of Louder Than a Bomb

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.23.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Greg Jacobs recalls, "There was a line of kids down the block -- black, white, everything else -- it turned out these kids were performing for their peers -- something I couldn't have imagined."

HuffPost Review: Louder Than a Bomb

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like Spellbound and Mad Hot Ballroom, Louder Than a Bomb seems to focus on a youth competition, but in the end it's about changing young lives.

Behind 'Louder Than a Bomb': Young Poet Talks Life, Inspiration

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.17.2011 | Chicago

Inside the Vic Theatre, Nate Marshall walks up to a microphone and says, "Look! I got these other poets shook." Indeed, the other poets and the audien...

Real Rahm, Fake Rahm, and Louder Than A Bomb

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

The creator of the infamous fake Twitter account, donated his reward to Young Chicago Authors, the subject of the powerful new documentary, Louder Than A Bomb.

WEEKEND PLANS: St. Pat's Parade, Spaghetti Wrestling & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As you turn your clocks ahead by one hour this Sunday, don't dwell on the lost sleep--dwell on the fact that spring is near. It's not exactly warm...

Louder Than A Bomb: Slam Poetry Festival Allows Teen Poets To Shine

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit The tenth annual "Louder Than a Bomb" youth poetry slam exploded across the stage of the V...

A Post-Olympic Plan for a City Under Siege

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kevin Coval

The city will be abuzz with language and records of now from people who are normally never heard from, the youth. Seen and now heard. And safe.

Everyday Poetry: Kevin Coval Reads From His New Book At The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in hosting their Poet-in-Residence, Kevin Coval, to celebrate the release of his latest book as he performs selecte...