The 2011 Great Chicago Book Sale →
If you missed it in person, get viral with the online version. Over 600 books from across the disciplines, discounted up to 80 percent, in every subject category. Set a reminder for the remainders, baby: we’ve witnessed baby strollers packed from top to bottom, four giant boxes sent via media mail, and some Hyde Park-types schlepping pull carts packed to the gills at the sale in situ, so...
Remixing Black Power →
This week brought The Black Power Mixtape to Chicago, though the film was previously released in early September to audiences in Los Angeles and New York. A documentary pieced together by filmmaker Goran Hugo Olsson from hundreds of reels of 16-mm interview footage produced by Swedish television journalists from 1967 to 1975, The Black Power Mixtape interlaces contemporary audio commentary...
Our Original Genius: Marjorie Perloff at Eighty →
Marjorie Perloff is the kind of critic who doesn’t require an introduction. From her pathbreaking work on the experimental inheritances of modernist poetics to her championing of outsider approaches, both on and off the page, she has earned her moniker as grand dame of the avant garde. This past month alone saw Perloff reach two additional milestones, which came commingled under...