C-U has a ridiculous number of libraries, and Shelly learns about the most diverse and interactive one we've ever seen. Check out people at the Human Library event during Pygmalion LitFest.
Rebecca sits down to talk poetry with local author, publisher and librarian Aaron McCollough. Instead they talk about music and mass culture and hermeticism and music.
Andrew talks with several parties involved with UFL's first Comic Con.
New York Times bestselling author J. Ryan Stradal visited the Champaign Public Library to read and answer questions about his book, Kitchens of the Great Midwest. Check out Brittany’s photographs of the event.
C-U's used bookstores are more than just booksellers. They're landmarks and community spaces.
With a second book in the series which impressed us last year, we were curious to catch up with local author Ted Sanders.
As her final contribution to Smile Politely, Jimin ends the way she began: reviewing a novel by Jake Aurelian and Ripper the Clown.
From the files of “Who Knew? (Everyone other than me)”, Smile Politely Arts brings you a belated introduction to The Reading Room, held once a month at the Accord, coming up this weekend.
Whether you are looking to volunteer over the summer or seeking creative programming for your kids, One People's Summer Arts Camp has the answer.
After randomly bumping into a children's book illustrator, SP was able to see the book-in-progress and speak with the collaborators.
The Arts Section strives to celebrate our community's rich and vibrant artistic scene, from theatre to local authors, film, performance art, and everything in between.