The Ben Joravsky Show returns, streaming live Tuesday through Friday on the websites of the Reader and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Nick Drnaso’s New Year’s reading resolutions are Anne Elizabeth Moore’s New Year’s reading resolutions.
My first issue—six weeks ago—hadn’t even hit the streets yet when I got an email from a thoughtful young man inquiring if I had any advice for revitalizing the recently shuttered alt-weekly in his town, and similar notes have been coming from all over the country at a steady pace ever since. There are emails […]
The current book obsessions of Reader editor in chief Anne Elizabeth Moore and writer, comedian, and artist Salem Collo-Julin.
Long story obviously, but a friend of mine once got kidnapped by the Marxist revolutionary group FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia), and subsequently lived with them in the Amazon rain forest for a year against his wishes. Of course, life in the jungle took some adjusting to, but it was really only after he […]
So many big changes have taken place at the Reader in recent years, from minor masthead shifts to several handovers in ownership. We have new print facilities. (Do you like the new cover stock?) We made new T-shirts. Few changes are likely to be as impactful, however, as the one we’re about to make: the […]
The sharpest political mind in southeastern Michigan belongs to a 15-year-old girl named Sadia. She’s not old enough to vote, nor is she a citizen—and neither are her parents. Plus she’s superbusy. She’s got school, and then because, birth order-wise, she sits somewhere in the middle of a gaggle of kids, some of whom have […]
The new publisher of the Reader is Tracy Baim, founder and longtime executive editor of the Windy City Times.
Sleigh Bells, She the People, and more goings-on January 29-February 1
Everything that’s free at the annual fest (except Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Al Franken)
Who knows—a short story could be your debut novel’s first chapter.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, February 14
Your guide to visual arts in the city this weekend.
Submissions to our annual Pure Fiction issue are due November 15.
The Ladydrawers collective tackles “Sex. Money. Race. Gender.”