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."
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.
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.
Track 9, an atmospheric thriller by localish author Sue Rovens, poses some questions that Rebecca has spent about a month pondering.
Whether you're a passing acquaintence or bosom companion of the grounds of Allerton's park, a new local history and architecture book will reveal every nook and cranny.
Jordan reviews Michael Duffy's book From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War.
Local poet and professor Gale Renee Walden has released her second book of poetry in twenty years, and Rebecca wants to argue semantics about how to praise it.
Check out the super heroes roaming the streets of Downtown Champaign last weekend.
Sarah reviews University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation, a collection of essays highlighting the University of Illinois’ history of ingenuity and inventiveness.
Rebecca finally weighs in on the book of the quarter: local authors’ Damian Duffy and John Jennings adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred.
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