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Man Allegedly Beats Boy For Not Eating Vomit-Filled Squirrel Soup

Posted 03.06.2013 | Weird News

A Florida man who allegedly beat a child for not eating vomit-filled squirrel soup was arrested Saturday. Marc Scott Smith, of Jupiter, made a brea...

...Got ART?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

April is here, along with some unseasonably warm and beautiful weather, and that means it's time for our "...Got Art?" blog to encourage you to get out and enjoy a fresh collection of shows and events this month.

5 Poetry Slams You Should Know About

Patrick Pressl | Posted 09.29.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

Back in May, I created a post including five poetry venues I thought were worth checking out and, in the extremely limited scope of my piece, I neglec...

Performance Poet and Poetry Slam Founder, Marc Smith

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I sat down with Poetry Slam founder and performance poet Marc Smith to discuss how this rough and tough guy from the Southeast side came to create such an institution.

The Super Bowl Of Poetry

Patrick Pressl | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

Slam poetry is, in itself, a conundrum. Slams are competitions in which poets are judged by random audience members on their poem's content, delivery,...

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's First Induction Ceremony Honors Our Greatest Writers

Donald G. Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald G. Evans

It was like any party, I guess, except this was a party for dead people. Six dead people. Six dead writers.