On July 20th, A Mammoth And Delicious Essay Fiesta

On July 20th, A Mammoth And Delicious Essay Fiesta

On July 20, 1801, a community of devout Baptists in Connecticut combined their powers to create a 1,235-pound wheel of cheese, which they sent down the eastern shore via sailboat and sleigh to Washington D.C., where President Thomas Jefferson awaited the gift. According to newspaper accounts, Jefferson “stood in the White House doorway, arms outstretched, … Continue reading

On May 18th, A Cray Display of May Essays!

On May 18th, A Cray Display of May Essays!

Say! It’s May! Time to allay your dismay – winter’s gray no longer holds you under its sway. Don’t delay, sashay your way down to The Book Cellar on Monday, May 18th, 7pm, for your hosts Willy Nast and Karen Shimmin and this lineup of writers in their respective heydays: The Back Talk Creative Director … Continue reading

ONLY YOU Can Appreciate Our April Lineup

ONLY YOU Can Appreciate Our April Lineup

Tonight is the night! Monday, April 20th! Do Smokey the Bear proud and come out to The Book Cellar at 7 pm. (Bring s’mores. And Doritos. Plus a couple pizzas and a bag of Funyuns. Thanks.) We’ll be passing around the bucket to raise money for 826CHI and our smoking-hot readers will be passing around some smoking-hot stories. Rebecca … Continue reading