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  • Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon

    Two Nelson Algren documentaries to screen soon
    When Nelson Algren died on May 9, 1981, he was near-broke, living in a ramshackle rental home in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and all alone. Not a fitting farewell for a writer Ernest Hemingway once rated second only to William Faulkner as America's greatest novelist. Apart from the Tribune's short story prize bearing his name, Algren has lived in the literary shadows for the last forty years. At one low point in his life, Algren told author Kurt Vonnegut that he was "the penny whistle of American literature."
  • 2015 Algren contest deadline approaching

    2015 Algren contest deadline approaching
    The Chicago Tribune's Algren Awards contest is nearing its deadline. This nationally recognized contest for original short fiction, named in honor of the Chicago literary great Nelson Algren, is accepting entries until the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Jan....

    Review: 'The Old Neighborhood' by Bill Hillmann

    Review: 'The Old Neighborhood' by Bill Hillmann
    Bill Hillmann's "The Old Neighborhood" is about coming up the hard way on the streets of Chicago. It's about growing up in a place where all the choices seem bad. It's about a world where problems are solved with fists and bullets rather than words or...

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       - Return to other listings Patrick McBriarty Patrick McBriarty authored “Chicago River Bridges” and co-produced “Chicago Drawbridges” broadcast on Chicago and Milwaukee public television in 2013. His PTM Werks Series...

    Tasty film returns to the Siskel Film Center

    Tasty film returns to the Siskel Film Center
    "One bite of that, and he'll build you a Taj Mahal," a woman is heard hollering approvingly through an open window to her neighbor, a pretty young housewife named Ila who is in her kitchen, preparing her husband's lunch. "The Taj Mahal is a tomb, auntie,"...