Chicago-based poet/genius Anthony Madrid collaborates w/artist Mark Fletcher to bring you limericks that make your lips go flabble plap + drawings that make your eyes pop. See ‘em all here. Brought to you by bostonreview.

Chicago-based poet/genius Anthony Madrid collaborates w/artist Mark Fletcher to bring you limericks that make your lips go flabble plap + drawings that make your eyes pop. See ‘em all here. Brought to you by bostonreview.

Mark your calendars!

Three Percent presents: the World Cup of Literature! The geniuses behind the Best Translated Book Award have selected literary representatives from the 32 countries playing in the real World Cup, and assembled a panel of judges to choose the best of the best. Golazo!

Three Percent presents: the World Cup of Literature! The geniuses behind the Best Translated Book Award have selected literary representatives from the 32 countries playing in the real World Cup, and assembled a panel of judges to choose the best of the best. Golazo!

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Uncanned Music is proud to include Hyde Park’s Plein Air Cafe as a featured venue in our Chicago Overground series, where we’ll host 3 evening performances this summer - ‘in open air’ - in the cafe’s beautiful patio garden that buttresses the famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed Robie…

Just another reason to hang around the Seminary Co-OP & Plein Air Cafe this summer…

Guys, this is newvesselpress. They’re all about literature in translation & irresistible packaging, thanks to cover designs by A Bintel Brief author Liana Finck. Rumor has it their forthcoming I Called Him Necktie is a Japanese Catcher in the Rye. Oh and they have a book called Cocaine. What’s not to like?!

Guys, this is newvesselpress. They’re all about literature in translation & irresistible packaging, thanks to cover designs by A Bintel Brief author Liana Finck. Rumor has it their forthcoming I Called Him Necktie is a Japanese Catcher in the Rye. Oh and they have a book called Cocaine. What’s not to like?!

Holy smoked farmer’s sausage! A new issue of modfarm at last!

Holy smoked farmer’s sausage! A new issue of modfarm at last!

randomhouse:

57thstreetbooks:

Alternative logo and/or design for new Penguin Random House hq.

randomhouse:

57thstreetbooks:

Alternative logo and/or design for new Penguin Random House hq.

Alrighty Chicago cartoonists, here’s a project idea for you.

Alternative logo and/or design for new Penguin Random House hq.

Alternative logo and/or design for new Penguin Random House hq.

June means different things in different places: in Dublin, it’s Bloomsday; in Sweden, it’s Midsummer. In Hyde Park, it’s the 57th Street Art Fair, held on the first full weekend of June every year. This time around, we’re honoring the vendors & passersby who will descend on our thoroughfare this weekend with a window brimming with art & photography books. And hey, since the annual sale runs through June 8th, they’re more affordable than ever! So grab some Vivian or Lucian or Diane or what have you, and partake in some reality…redefined.
Complete list/ordering info here.

June means different things in different places: in Dublin, it’s Bloomsday; in Sweden, it’s Midsummer. In Hyde Park, it’s the 57th Street Art Fair, held on the first full weekend of June every year. This time around, we’re honoring the vendors & passersby who will descend on our thoroughfare this weekend with a window brimming with art & photography books. And hey, since the annual sale runs through June 8th, they’re more affordable than ever! So grab some Vivian or Lucian or Diane or what have you, and partake in some reality…redefined.

Complete list/ordering info here.

books & quotes from Maya Angelou + a friendly suggestion from Penguin!

books & quotes from Maya Angelou + a friendly suggestion from Penguin!

I’ve got a magic charmThat I keep up my sleeveI can walk the ocean floorAnd never have to breathe. Life doesn’t frighten me at allNot at allNot at all. Life doesn’t frighten me at all.

I’ve got a magic charm
That I keep up my sleeve
I can walk the ocean floor
And never have to breathe.
 
Life doesn’t frighten me at all
Not at all
Not at all.
 
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.

tagged → #maya angelou #basquiat
After the caps have been thrown, the champagne downed, the speeches sat through, grads of all ages and disciplines have one thing in common: the task of moving on. And to them we say, in addition to a hearty and sincere “congratulations!”: welcome to the desert of the real. Even if we’re talking about a kindergarten grad, and espcially if we’re talking about a new PhD, growing up and going onto something new is tough, but, luckily, there are plenty of books to help new diploma-holders successfully navigate whatever new terrain they find themselves on. Whether it’s learning how to cook with Joy of Cooking, finding comfort and inspiration in the speeches of famous authors such as Kurt Vonnegut & David Foster Wallace, or cutting to the chase with job guides, books will be your — or your grad’s — guide.
Complete list & ordering info here.

After the caps have been thrown, the champagne downed, the speeches sat through, grads of all ages and disciplines have one thing in common: the task of moving on. And to them we say, in addition to a hearty and sincere “congratulations!”: welcome to the desert of the real. Even if we’re talking about a kindergarten grad, and espcially if we’re talking about a new PhD, growing up and going onto something new is tough, but, luckily, there are plenty of books to help new diploma-holders successfully navigate whatever new terrain they find themselves on. Whether it’s learning how to cook with Joy of Cooking, finding comfort and inspiration in the speeches of famous authors such as Kurt Vonnegut & David Foster Wallace, or cutting to the chase with job guides, books will be your — or your grad’s — guide.

Complete list & ordering info here.