Tagged with Karen Shimmin

Essay Fiesta Has a Case of the Mondays on June 19th!

Essay Fiesta Has a Case of the Mondays on June 19th!

On Monday, June 19, 1978, the first Garfield comic strip made its debut in 41 newspapers. Since its inception, the cutting-edge comic has never been afraid to shy away from controversial topics like Mondays, naps, and lasagna, so it’s no wonder that Garfield sprawled to over 2,500 newspapers and spawned a billion-dollar-a-year merchandising enterprise. (Yes, … Continue reading

Our April Lineup Gets Your Spring Sprung

Our April Lineup Gets Your Spring Sprung

April in Chicago began with a variety of midwestern half blizzard/half hurricanes, but now that we’ve had about 48 hours of delightful weather, we’ve all completely forgotten that this city is more often than not a meteorological hellscape. The weather is supposed to be 70 degrees and sunny, so you have no reason not to … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Returns and Burns on March 20th!

Essay Fiesta Returns and Burns on March 20th!

Every March 20th, the students and faculty of Lake Superior State venture out into the open northern-Michigan air for the first time in months, and meet at the quad for a quaint little bit of effigy burning. “Snowman Burning Day” represents the opportunity to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. The annual celebration … Continue reading

Our October Lineup Has All The Best Words!

Our October Lineup Has All The Best Words!

Don’t obambulate (wander about aimlessly); head straight down to The Book Cellar on Monday, October 17th at 7pm. This lineup of effulgent (radiant) writers and performers will put an end to your sonntagsleerung (Sunday depressions experienced before the coming workday): Toni Nealie is the author of The Miles Between Me, an essay collection about borders, … Continue reading