Hideout acapella

Sure, sure — we have a lot of groovy music. But what happens when the bands aren’t booked? A whole lot of awesome, that’s what, with talk shows and comedy and literary smackdowns galore. So we’re happy to see that lately the talkers in our mix are getting some love. Last week the blog Literary […]

Literary Chicago alive and well on Wabansia Street

Over on her “Citylife” blog for WBEZ, Achy Obejas leads a nice piece on Chicago’s literary scene with a shout-out to bars like the Hideout and the Green Mill that have helped foster grassroots literary culture through events like Write Club and this past week’s Literary Death Match, which I hear was MOBBED. If, like […]

This week at the H/O

So much goodness! Tomorrow evening (Friday) the Interview Show welcomes filmmaker Steve James and author Alex Kotlowitz, the pair behind the new Kartemquin film The Interrupters, as well as rapper Psalm One, novelist Marcus Sakey, and singer-songwriter Krista Detor. Then, later that night, the Hideout hosts a SPELLING BEE. If you remember the bee from […]