Chicago Literati Writes About Free Books

What a fantastic honor to have the charity I run (with co-founder Gabe Galloway) written about in Chicago Literati! Check out the article here.

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Read My Review of The Julie Ruin at Lincoln Hall in Chicago

 

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The Julie Ruin recently cancelled their summer tour due to Kathleen Hanna’s relapse with Lyme Disease, but I was privileged to cover one of the group’s last shows. Here is my review of their April performance in Chicago.

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Courtney Barnett Review on Boxx Magazine.com

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I’m getting excited about the upcoming Julie Ruin show I’m covering for Boxx Magazine on Wednesday at Lincoln Hall (for an inside scoop on singer Kathleen Hanna’s approach to Julie Ruin’s music, see my interview with her here) and realized I still needed to share my latest review for Boxx: coverage of the fantastic Courtney Barnett set at the Empty Bottle in February.

Ladies and gents, you don’t want to let one more day slip by without listening to this talented Aussie’s 2013 double EP, A Sea of Split Peas. Of course, you’ll have to read my review to hear why!

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New Skit in the Works

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As you may or may not know, I have taken an interest in writing and filming comedic shorts in the past year (my first skit can be seen here). The most recent sketch is a comedic take on the reductive nature of hashtags, which was brought to life by friends and old Second City improv buddies. (Some of them are pictured above, reciting some audio for the sketch.)

Be sure to check back soon for a link to the completed video!

 

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At CES 2014

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Here I am with a friend, we’ll call him Bruce, on day two of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. So far the international show has already broken previous attendance records.

I’m here on behalf of appliance DESIGN magazine, and have gotten quite the sneak peek into the trends of the electronics industry’s future.

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My Favorite Interview of 2013

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Interviewing the perennially fierce Kathleen Hanna was one of my most satisfying journalistic accomplishments  to date. Read my story on the riot grrrl queen here: Interview: Kathleen Hanna and the Reincarnation of Julie Ruin

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