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  • Ben Hoffman on his Nelson Algren Award-winning story

    Ben Hoffman on his Nelson Algren Award-winning story
    Ben Hoffman was just a handful of rejection letters away from giving up on writing before he ever really started. About five years ago, after a stint teaching seventh- and eighth-graders through Teach For America in Washington, D.C., Hoffman, 30, decided to go back to school for a master's degree. The Harrisburg, Pa., native applied to both creative writing and public policy programs. He got into all of the policy programs. He didn't get into any of the creative writing programs.
  • REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★
    "Make no little plans" long has been the mantra of this city, a common justification for our hubristic plans for the skyline or lakefront, often trumping fiscal prudence. But between 11 o'clock in the morning and 11 at night on Sunday, a stretch of...

    Nelson Algren award affirms power of written word

    Results had been tabulated, but the first place winner wasn't answering his phone. It was, after all, his wedding day. Multiple redials. Finally, he picked up with a polite, but anxious, voice. The results were in, and I was calling to inform Ben Hoffman...

    Listening to James Baldwin (and others) in 'Calliope Author Readings'

    James Baldwin's 90th birthday falls this week, and to mark the occasion, I've been listening to him read. The source? “Calliope Author Readings,” a set of two CDs, recorded in the early 1960s and featuring, among other highlights, two tour...

    Del Close's lasting impact on iO, and the rest of us

    Del Close's lasting impact on iO, and the rest of us
    His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers. Del...