This week I review “Kinda Sorta American Dream,” by Steve Karas, a short story collection poised between comedy and apocalypse. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Kinda Sorta American Dream, by Steve Karas
This week I review “The Orthodox Dilemma,” by George Alexander, a personal exploration of the administrative, political, and dogmatic challenges facing the Orthodox Christian community. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: The Orthodox Dilemma, by George Alexander
Hey Milwaukee, the latest edition of “Alcoholmanac” is here! Lots of great stuff inside, including cool recipes, a feature I wrote on SE Wisconsin distilleries before Prohibition. Continue reading The latest edition of Alcoholmanac is here!
This year Seth Kaufman released “The War on Boredom,” a collection of short stories, and “Nuns with Guns,” a social satire on America’s unhealthy gun obsession. I talked with Seth about reality TV, nuns and guns, and the power of network television. Continue reading THE SETH KAUFMAN INTERVIEW
Last February, I reviewed “Pixiegate Madoke” by Michael Sean LeSueur at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP). I had an email interview with Michael, where we discussed gender politics, bizarro literature, and pop culture. Continue reading An Interview with Michael Sean LeSueur
“Mr. Suicide” by Nicole Cushing is a dark novel of dysfunction, abuse, and violence. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Mr. Suicide by Nicole Cushing
Michèle Audin’s debut novel “One Hundred Twenty-One Days” is a story about mathematics and love. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: One Hundred Twenty-One Days by Michele Audin