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Best Weekend Events: Spaghetti Wrestling, Outsider Art & Awkward Open Mics

Events for April 12th, 13th & 14th. Get off your butt and go see the best of what Chicago has to offer! Spaghetti wrestling, outsider art, awkward open mics and more!

04/11/2013

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5 Indie Chicago Authors And Publishers To Watch Out For

Chicago takes pride in its talented residents. Unfortunately, that talent may be harder to see and get a feel for when looking for the writing elitists. If you want to get a taste of what the talented minds of Chicago are filling the pages with, all hope is not lost.

06/25/2012

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Best New Chicago Books

The Chicago area has a wealth of writerly and publishing talent producing a steady stream of new volumes. If you haven’t yet burned through those Barnes & Noble and Amazon gift cards from the holidays, consider directing your book browsing to the city’s literary scene and some of the latest Chicago-related offerings from the publishing world. Here is a selection of eight current releases to consider adding to the “local” section of your personal library.

01/03/2012