MAKE Associate Fiction Editor and “The Silver-Colored Yesterday” columnist Joseph Drogos recently cast his ballot for the 2012 Chicago Literary Hall of Fame inductees. You can check out his picks, as well as those of the other nominators, here.
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Commentary on the real and imagined social, cultural and literary heritage of MAKE‘s hometown
Language at Play: Love, Lust and Savagery
Joe Drogos, Ben Hecht, Dan Savage and Catullus all agree that the best language for dirty jokes is Chicagoese. Check out … Continue reading
Penates of the Underpass
A tiny triangle of Chicago surrounded by interstates was once overseen by St. Jude, Patron of the Hopeless Cause. In a new essay, Joe Drogos looks at these odd blocks and sees the Roman hearthgods and Virgil’s … Continue reading
The Urban Frontier and the Value of Voids
Joe Drogos’s newest essay makes use of Bertrand Goldberg, Billy Wimsatt, Hamish Fulton, and rogue coyotes, while it tries to explain the importance of incongruity and emptiness in the city’s culture. Take a … Continue reading
So a Wounded Deer Leaps Highest
Another baseball season ends in futility, another summer ends in October rain, but wounded deer and Ron Kittle teach that the best way to win is by losing big. Read more.