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Secret History of Chicago Zines

Thu 4/19, 7 PM

The Secret History of Chicago Zines, a panel discussion featuring Steve Krakow, Jake Austen, and Chris Ware, is part of an informal celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the Secret History of Chicago Music (written by Krakow and published in the pages of the Reader). The local-lit luminaries dive into the untold history of DIY music zines and their influence on local music. A complementary show on Monday at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) features Ono, Bill Vermette, and Krakow's own Plastic Crimewave Sound.

Powell's Bookstore (map)
1218 S. Halsted St.
phone 312-243-9070
Secret History of Chicago Zines


Hillary L. Chute

Sat 4/19, 7 PM

I discovered Raw magazine while looking for pornography in the back room of my local Omaha comic shop," Chris Ware recalls in Outside the Box, a collection of in-depth conversations between influential cartoonists (among them Allison Bechdel, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, and Daniel Clowes) and Hillary L. Chute, a comics scholar and assistant prof of English at the U. of C., where she organized the wildly popular Comics: Philosophy & Practice Conference in 2012.

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Quimby's Bookstore (map)
1854 W. North Ave.
Wicker Park/Bucktown
phone 773-342-0910
Hillary L. Chute


20X2 Chicago

Sagt 4/19, 7 PM

In 20X2 Chicago, a combo of 20 local writers, designers, musicians, artists, and chefs have two minutes to answer one question: "Where are we?" Such bon vivants as Steve Delahoyde, Britt Julious, Jessica Galliart, and Justin Kaufmann provide answers, which can come in the form of a prepared statement, short film, interpretative dance, or whatever in between. $10
Schubas (map)
3159 N. Southport Ave.
phone 773-525-2508
20X2 Chicago


Scott Turow

Tue 4/22, 7 PM

In conjunction with World Book Night events across the country, local author Scott Turow (Presumed Innocent, Identical) speaks at Sulzer Regional Library. An annual event, World Book Night encourages readers to hand out free books in their communities in order to provide literary inspiration to those who might not pick up a book otherwise. Attendees at tonight's event will receive a free WBN edition of Shakespeare's sonnets.

Sulzer Regional Library (map)
4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
phone 312-744-7616
Scott Turow


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