Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir Nick Flynn | Norton | It’s a conundrum: what is a child’s responsibility to a parent when that parent has long since abandoned him? In his new memoir Nick Flynn takes his sweet time getting to the heart of this question, rifling through his past to make […]
How do you defend people beyond your reach from a president who seems beyond the law?
Eugene Hawes told a story that put three men in jail for five and a half years. Two other people remain in prison. Hawes told a story about them too.
Why drive to Minneapolis when you can walk?
Chicago Tribune: “For the second time in less than a month, Chicago-area high school students became ill Tuesday during realistic and graphic presentations on the dangers of drunken driving. Three students at Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village were taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center after saying they felt faint. . . . […]
Since Rea Frey moved to Chicago four years ago to attend Columbia College, the 22-year-old Nashville native has taken up boxing, undergone brain surgery, gotten married, been named valedictorian of her graduating class, and written her first novel, A Woman’s Ring, which will be published this summer by Dare2Dream Publishing, a small South Carolina press […]
A Short Story in Tattoos
The night Shady got lost, eight-year-old Robbie Penna cried himself to sleep in his mother’s arms. Shady was his pet box turtle, and for almost two years he’d lived in Robbie’s room in a glass aquarium lined with wood chips. Shady would bang his shell against the glass every morning. He was like an alarm […]
Ex-prostitutes hit Springfield to lobby for a law that would help keep them off the streets.
This isn’t just a Senate race. It’s the reality show of the year.
Politicians are almost as bad as models–you’ve got to spend at least 50 bucks on them before they’ll even talk to you. But if you pony up, they’ll usually show you a good time. To wit: On March 6 Democrat Gery Chico held a fund-raiser at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. There were three […]
A new video captures the parts of sex that porno won’t touch.
Twelve years ago, when things got tight, Sterling Coleman had his gas turned off. He got along just fine without heat or help from anyone–until January’s cold spell.