Tag Archive: chicago

CCLaP Fridays: How to Speak Midwestern, by Edward McClelland

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The Midwest has many accents, each beautiful in its own way.

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American Odd: Henry Darger: Selected Art and Writings, by Michael Bonesteel

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Chicago-area artist and recluse Henry Darger.

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American Odd: Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery, by Martin Gardner

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at “Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery,” by Martin Gardner.

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American Odd: The Book of the SubGenius, by J.R. “Bob” Dobbs

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This week I continue my series American Odd with an essay about “The Book of the SubGenius” by J.R. “Bob” Dobbs.

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The Megapolitan Flâneur: Greater Downtown Milwaukee: Milwaukee Food Tours: Explore Milwaukee Hop On / Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

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Whether you are a tourist visiting Cream City or a lifelong resident, check out The Sightseeing Bus from Milwaukee Food Tours. It is a solid hour of education and entertainment.

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CCLaP Fridays: The War Against Boredom, by Seth Kaufman

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This week I review Seth Kaufman’s new collection of darkly satirical short stories, The War Against Boredom.

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CCLaP Journal #5 is here!

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The CCLaP Journal #5 is finally out! Get your copy today! The issue includes an interview with Joe Meno, photography features, numerous book reviews, original short fiction by CCLaP authors, and no ads!

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CCLaP Fridays: A Land Without Sin, by Paula Huston

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This week Karl Wolff reviews Paula Huston’s stunning adventure novel, “A Land Without Sin,” about Eva, a photojournalist from a family of Chicago-area Croatian Catholics, who searches for her lost brother, last heard of working in Zapatista-occupied Mexico.

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The Megapolitan Flaneur, Part 2: Making and Meaning

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In this installment of The Megapolitan Flaneur, I get a crash course in bookbinding from Jason Pettus, founder of CCLaP.

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The Megapolitan Flaneur: Part 1: Making the Literary Scene @ Quimby’s (9/5/13)

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The Megapolitan Flâneur is a series of short travel essays. These essays will focus on my trip to Chicago – September 4 – 6, 2013 – and what I experienced. Neither chronology or inventory, the essays will be reflective, free associative, and impressionistic.

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