Tagged with Karen Shimmin

Our August Lineup Eclipses the Eclipse!

Our August Lineup Eclipses the Eclipse!

After you watch the solar eclipse and feel the need for an even more impressive astronomical phenomenon, come to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, August 21st for this lineup of writers and performers whose brightness you can stare directly into without going blind: Amy Sumpter has been doing stand-up for 10 years. She … Continue reading

Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom!

Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom!

Now that July Fourth is two weeks gone, you’ve exhausted your fireworks stockpile down to a few piddly sparklers. But don’t despair! Come to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, July 17th for this lineup of writers and performers who will bring the boom-pow-crackle without violating noise ordinances: Joy M. Ellison is a writer, … Continue reading

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