Rebecca interviews author Anthony Marra about mixtapes, Russia, and humor as a means of resisting -- all in prep of his PygLitFest appearance Friday.
Caldecott Medalist Javaka Steptoe is presenting two programs for PygLitFest and spoke with Rebecca about the importance of "heartfelt stories that bring joy, that say something new."
Rebecca is so tired of the LIT pun, but honestly, it works and it's just right there. Still, check out who all is reading at Exile on Main on Saturday afternoon.
George Saunders speaks with Rebecca about the theatricality of his new book, his upcoming appearance as part of Pygmalion Literature Festival, and the friends who help him remember what art really means.
It is a bit unusual for a professor from the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology to publish a novel like this, and Jason talks more with author Bob Switzer.
Marika checks out Krannert Art Museum's opening night, and previews the upcoming fall season.
Protagonist Pizza Productions takes a look at University of Illinois faculty member Lisa Gaye Dixon's process of acting and directing, plus more.
Amie Whittemore, author of the recently published collection, Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press), talked about the “priceless opportunities” living in the C-U area offered her and about her mentor, the late Brigit Pegeen Kelly.
Nika checks in with the cast and crew of the upcoming Twin City Theatre Company production of Billy Elliot, the Musical.
Kate Fenton sits down with the guys from Protagonist Pizza Productions to figure out what exactly is a protagonist pizza?
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