A talk with painter John Salhus about his new art space, Buena Vista Projects, in the East Side neighborhood of Chicago.
New Year’s Eve without Mama
I read another story from Alla Gorbunova’s It’s the End of the World, My Love in Russian.
A long talk with musician/artist Mark Shippy about U.S. Maple and many other things under the sun.
A wide-ranging talk with Chef Kevin Hickey about his long history in the kitchen, his travels, plans to dot Europe with Duck Inn hotdog stands and more.
Sunday @ Archie’s Cafe
A reading/concert by Westley Heine and Dmitry Samarov at Archie’s Cafe in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, 2/26/23.
It’s the end of the world, my love
A reading from Alla Gorbunova’s It’s the End of the World, My Love. I found out about this book from a podcast called Polka. Apologies to any non-Russian-language-speaking listeners. Hope to be back with an episode in my adopted language soon.
A talk with writer Ben Terrall about Boston, San Francisco, and the state of the world.
A talk with artist/musician Jason Sanford about Boston, Colorado, art, music, and more.
A talk with Mike Reed about playing music, starting the Pitchfork Music Festival, running Constellation and the Hungry Brain, and lots more.
A long talk with painter and teacher Don Southard.
A wide-ranging talk with Toronto-based writer Damian Rogers. Read my review of her great book about her mother here.
Soviet Stamps at Dominican
A talk about Soviet Stamps in Frank Spidale‘s freshman seminar at Dominican University, November 22, 2022.
An excerpt from a work in progress.
A talk with Chris Brokaw about his bands past and present, touring, teaching, and more.
James Marlon Magas
A talk with musician James Marlon Magas about leaving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for Chicago and his journey through music, art, and even rideshare driving.
Janet Beveridge Bean
A talk with musician Janet Beveridge Bean about growing up in Kentucky, playing music as a child, her bands—Freakwater and Eleventh Dream Day—and current writing and and musical projects.
Pilsen Community Books, 10/19/22
A book-release talk about paint-by-numbers with Annie Howard. Recorded at Pilsen Community Books in Chicago.
A talk with writer/actor/humorist John Hodgman about Shopsin’s, the future of capitalism, zines, and all the rest.
A talk with writer, publisher, and my horror movie podcast cohost Mallory Smart. Check out Maudlin House and Textual Healing for what she’s about.
A Very Old Man
A couple pages from Italo Svevo’s A Very Old Man.
A talk with musician and sound guy Elliot Dicks about growing up in Columbus, Ohio, moving to Chicago, and building a life in music. Check out his current band and one of his old ones here.
A talk with Jake Austen about growing up in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, art school, his lifelong fascination with masked singers and much more. Check out what Austen’s all about at his Rocktober site.
A talk with musician/artist/craftfair majordomo Mat Daly.
A talk with writer/musician Westley Heine. Get his 12 Chicago Cabbies and Busking Blues and read my Reader article about him.