His father opened his mouth to answer — and then his jaw worked, his face reddened, and, without saying a word, he got up and walked out of the room. That’s the truth about the war: the sense that what happened over there simply can’t be told in the language of peace. It’s sort of […]
How I Made It in Comedy: Interviews with David Sedaris, Bob Odenkirk, Robert Smigel, Allison Silverman, and Harold Ramis, excerpted from “And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations With 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft”
Interview with David Sedaris excerpted from “And Here’s the Kicker” by Mike Sacks
Ira Glass is in town, doing a Curious Theatre Branch benefit.
Paul Salopek of the Chicago Tribune wins a Polk Award for his coverage of an anti-terrorist Pentagon operation in the Horn of Africa.
The Internet falls for Microsoft’s new Songsmith app.
Defending This American Life from charges of quirkiness.
Vocalo, Chicago Public Radio’s experimental station, soft-launches like the Hindenburg.
Chris Ware does This American Life TV, James McManus on Laura Bush, and more
Before fame called, Ira Glass began a program for the old WBEZ show The Wild Room on this belligerent note: “I do not like the Chicago Tribune, the big daily newspaper where I live. They have a few good reporters, but overall it is a gutless, lifeless newspaper. They handle the serious news usually with […]