In our continuation our articles looking back at 10 years of publishing, we speak with one of the founders, Mason Kessinger, who shaped what Smile Politely would look like.
Nicole speaks with Dr. Candice Jenkins, Associate Professor of English & African American Studies at UIUC, about the Black Panther juggernaut, African American literary trends, and this very fertile moment in African American storytelling via literature, cinema, and television.
As we look back at 10 years of publishing at Smile Politely, we talk with one of the founders of this here magazine, Chris Maier.
Anisa talks with Christopher Hamb, owner of Chrisp Media, about what he's learned from starting his own business.
Julie talks to Pastor Leah Robberts-Mosser and Rabbi Ari Naveh about their upcoming Queering Faith event.
Julie sits down with University of Illinois Student Body President Raneem Shamseldin.
Julie speaks with Jobie Taylor about his work with TRUCE and the Education Justice Project.
Jason chats with Logan Tipsword, one of the 13 managers for the Illini football team.
Julie chats with milliner Britt Von Decker in anticipation of her trunk show this weekend at Rumours Hat Shoppe.
Julie talks with Brian Dear, author of a new book about a revolutionary computer system created at the University of Illinois.
CU Comedy’s Jesse Tuttle sits down with Protagonist Pizza Productions to talk comedy and how he's helped build out the local scene.
Julie talks with Dreaam House founder Tracy Dace about the program and how it is impacting youth in our community.
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