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The Dog Days of Essay Fiesta on August 19th

The Dog Days of Essay Fiesta on August 19th

They’re here: those terrible days when you simultaneously curse the heat of summer and mourn its impending demise. You peel away the clothes that have adhered to your skin with sweat-glue, while keeping an eye on the puffy winter coat in the back of your closet. You’ll need that coat (and the gloves, and the … Continue reading

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Essay Fiesta is Going into Hibernation

Essay Fiesta is Going into Hibernation

Baby, it’s cold outside, and we’re going to deal with it the way all Chicagoans do—by shutting ourselves inside and not speaking to anyone until it’s warm again. That’s right! We are taking our first ever winter hiatus. There’s no need to drop by to bring us soup. Just like any other hibernating mammal, Essay … Continue reading

Ring In The New Year With The Gems in Our Lineup

Ring In The New Year With The Gems in Our Lineup

The New Year may have arrived, but the New Year of Essay Fiesta doesn’t begin until Monday, January 19 at 7 pm. Willy Nast will be out of town, so come keep Karen Shimmin company at the The Book Cellar, as she raises some fancy, new 2015 money for 826CHI with the help of these precious jewels: Erin Diamond grew up in Arlington Heights in a … Continue reading

On October 20th, Essay Fiesta Vill Be Vonderful!

On October 20th, Essay Fiesta Vill Be Vonderful!

Bela Lugosi was born on October 20th, 1882, in full Dracula regalia. Throughout his entire life, he never removed his cape, even insisting on keeping it draped around his shoulders while showering. By the time he achieved success as a character actor in Hollywood, that cape had gotten pretty gross, ultimately contributing to fewer movie … Continue reading