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Literary Fri Jul 26 2013

Four more chances to see Live Lit on the Lake

Founder and Overlord of WRITE CLUB Ian Belknap (named Best Literary Event by the Reader and Best Live Reading Series by Chicago Magazine) isn't taking the summer off - he's been busy producing Live Lit on the Lake, which takes place on Thursday and Friday nights through August 9.

The format for Live Lit on the Lake is intended to mirror the "sampler" spirit of Theatre on Lake, which seeks each summer to showcase the best of the past year's storefront theater. LLotL invites some of the city's Live Lit all stars to read certain of their favorite pieces, and have a brief chat with host/curator Ian Belknap about the craft and practice of live lit.

The August 1& 2 shows feature: Lily Be, founder of Stoop Style Stories, Caitlin Bergh, founder of Funny Story Show, and Keith Ecker, founder of Essay Fiesta AND Guts & Glory.

The August 8 & 9 shows feature: Shannon Cason, Moth Story Slam grand champion, featured on NPR's Snap Judgment, Dana Norris, founder of Story Club, and Samantha Irby, founder of Guts & Glory, blogger at Bitches Gotta Eat, and author of forthcoming collection of essays, Meaty.

These shows are free and open to the public, and take place at Theater on the Lake (2401 N. Lake Shore Drive.) For more information see the LLOTL Facebook page.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

By Steve Prokopy

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