Archive for the ‘Writing & Poetry’ Category

Michael Coorlim: Self-Published Steampunk

May
20

cogsmenMSelf-publishing saved Michael Coorlim’s life. After stints as a retail clerk, a security guard and a janitor in a mental hospital, he directed his efforts into supporting himself through writing. It came with lessons in self-promotion, marketing, and cover …

The Gorey Details

Feb
25

KateMurdered children, lithe spirits and pornographic sofas—the world of Edward Gorey is full of dark whimsy. The Chicago native’s odd morality plays will be featured in the dual exhibit Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey and G is for

A Day After Valentine’s Day Poetry Bordello

Feb
11

BorelloThe tradition of Valentine’s Day cards derives from the Roman Lupercalia fest. As part of the February 15 celebration, young men would pull a lady’s name from a box and pair off with her. This February 15th, 2014, …

Go West!

Jan
21

new-boots-pgYou would expect to see more airships sailing over the prairie, bound for the badlands or the Pecos River. There should be a speck of a dirigible hovering in the wide-open skies of the big country. Considering that Chicago is …

Legenderry: A Steampunk Advenure

Jan
14

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Dynamite Comics debuts its seven issue miniseries Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure. It rounds up its roster of classic pulp, comics, and even TV heroes in an anachronistic pop culture mash up.

The series teams up comic heroes Red Sonja

Lil’ Devils

Dec
10

Les-Odalisques-de-Satan-half-800pxTechnology met mythology in the 1860s and they produced a diabolical vision. Charles Wheatstone invented the stereogram in 1838, which allowed people to see three-dimensional images compiled from two flat images. Paris in the 1860s produced stereoscopic photographs of devils …

Terra Mysterium Presents “The Lion & The Serpent”

Sep
05

Lion and SerpentAlthough Chicago’s theatre collective Terra Mysterium debuts its new play The Lion & The Serpent, part of the experience premiered on July 15 when Ranty Wilberforce began blogging.

At rantywilberforce.com, Wilberforce began posting music, poetry and videos. He found …

Chicago by Day and Night

Jun
03

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Chicago Publishers Thomson and Zimmerman released Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America as companion to visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. It combines boosterism, a dash of morality and a …

Mid-March Wonder Weekend!

Mar
11

Rouge

On March 15th prepare to experience an electro-swing cabaret unlike any other!

ROUGE!

FEATURING…

ELECTROSWING & FRENCH HOUSE by DJs

Vourteque
www.Vourteque.com

Mr. Automatic
www.Dead2MeRecords.com

LIVE MUSIC BY

The Ford Theatre Reunion
(Lexington, KY)
www.TheFordTheatreReunion.com

Environmental Encroachment
(Chicago, IL)
www.Encroach.net

Poetry Bordello Lundi Gras

Feb
04

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Mardi Gras? Been there, done that. How about spending a Monday with whores?

The Chicago Poetry Bordello kicks off the Carnival season with a Lundi Gras “historic night of mischief and disguise.”

The Bordello’s Madam Black-eyed Susan (Susan Yount) responded …