If I tell Shirley, "Boy, you really made everybody laugh when you were singing ‘The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be,’” I'm unlikely to say, “and now I'm going to kill you."
In Álvaro Enrigue’s collection of short stories, Hypothermia, no word seems more salient than gringo. In Enrigue’s world, el gringismo begins and ends with estrangement.
One person seems good enough
I was never the kind of girl you would think would be the start of something. Not before the twitching, anyway.
The history of women writers is a history of journals whisked under the table, of poetry reshuffled behind letters, of diaries burned prophylactically by unnerved husbands.
Is the answer to making art "for the people" found in large-scale, public projects? Or perhaps the computer screen is the great equalizer. Two Chicago curators discuss.
Me considero razonable y desdeño la superstición, pero no pude evitar cierta zozobra al retirar la adormecida vista de una versión alemana de “El Pececillo del Padre Guardián”...
A bit ago, comedian Adam Burke spoke with fellow Chicago-transplant, author Irvine Welsh.
Welsh’s latest novel, Skagboys, has been enjoying critical success in the U.S. and the U.K.
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