Art & Books Articles
A little over a week ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Jami Attenberg, author, most recently, of Saint Mazie (Grand Central Publishing, 2015, which is centered around Mazie Phillips-Gordon (a.k.a. “The Queen of the Bowery”), who devoted...
The sixth novel by Gerald Everett Jones is a well-researched psychological art mystery with many twists and turns
Chicago's happening arts scene is on display at festive Expo Chicago at Navy Pier
On Thursday, September 17, the Venice Art Crawl takes over Rose Avenue…celebrating the Afterburn from Burning Man
Here's my book review of The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Every hour explosions rock America. There is no rhyme or reason to where they appear: big cities, small towns, even rural backroads. The sinister message that suddenly appears on America’s computer screens is clear: No one is safe.
Here's my book review of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
A masterful staging of Pinter's "Ashes to Ashes" should be a magnet draw to view The Intuit: Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art's remarkable collections
Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Sonya Lea, author of the outstanding recently published memoir Wondering Who You Are (Tin House Books, 2015). In it, she recounts her family’s journey in dealing with the aftermath of...
“Wood, Metal, Screw 2” opens at the Gabba Gallery, located at 3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057 on August 22 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm and will be on view through September 19, 2015.
When you first started exploring survival skills you thought the essence was in practical training Who needs theory
Last month, I stumbled upon Julia Pierpont’s outstanding debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things (Random House, 2015). The book is centered around the Shanleys and what happens when their children, eleven-year-old Kay and...
Here's my book review of The Art Thief by Noah Charney
Written by Julia Verdin and Matt Dean, "Success in Films" is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to know how to take control of their own destiny in the world of film by making their own movies.
Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with local author Rebecca Makkai regarding her wonderful new short story collection, Music for Wartime (Viking, 2015), Read on to see what she had to say about how the collection of short stories...
Douglas Ewart Clarinet Choir joins with other performers to create a multi-level tribute to an early AACM founder
"The Freedom Principle" exhibit at the MCA salutes the Chicago-born avant grade jazz scene born a half century ago, also showcasing its confluence with Black power-informed visual arts
Here's my book review of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
The Montana Avenue Art Walk and Music Festival will take place Thursday, July 16th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Art will be featured as well as live music by local bands and singers/guitarists performing throughout the night.
Here's my book review of Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse