For Jessica Mlinaric it all started in her grandma’s backyard. “My cousin and I spent hours drawing scavenger hunts and treasure maps to the patch of trees between her lawn […]
A novelist, writing professor, and covert comedian named Solomon Gladman wakes up one morning in Chicago, sometime in 2022. He and his French-born wife, Daphne Bourbon (would she be named […]
“Eyeth—get it? In the Deaf storytelling tradition, utopia is called Eyeth because it’s a society that centers the eye, not the ear, like here on Earth.” That’s the opener to […]
Author Rich Cohen makes a persuasive—and entertaining—case that, for Cubs fans, the curse was one of the core beliefs that held the universe steady.
Gillian O’Brien’s new book Blood Runs Green examines the political ramifications of the 1889 murder of an Irish doctor in Chicago.
“It’s because I do see sex as sacred and potentially spiritual that I believe in commercializing it and making this potentially holy experience more easily available to all.” —Chester Brown […]
A new anthology reintroduces the Reader’s first staff film critic.
Reviews of the spring crop of cheffoirs, local author Heather Shouse’s new book on food trucks, and more
The two discuss their new memoir, Life, on the Line
Martha Bayne on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love
Monica Kendrick [“Dark Magic,” July 29] goes to hell in the end! Although there are no doubt a lot of people more deserving of damnation in this world, there should […]