October 2015

Meet Our Readers: Elaine Hegwood Bowen

Elaine Hegwood Bowen is a veteran journalist and native South-Sider who has covered both Chicago's urban and suburban communities. Elaine has been writing for the Chicago Crusader newspaper since 1994. In her book, Old School Adventures from Englewood--South Side of...  read

Meet Our Readers: Sarah Hollenbeck

Sarah Hollenbeck has published personal essays in Dogwood and TriQuarterly. Her essay "A Goldmine" was nominated for a Pushcart and received a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2014. She has performed at Story Club, Guts & Glory, Essay Fiesta,...  read

Meet Our Readers: William Shunn

William Shunn is a former host and producer of Tuesday Funk. His memoir, The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary, will appear from Sinister Regard Publishers on November 10th. Of the book, Cory Doctorow has said, "This just may...  read

Meet Our Readers: Nick Disabato

Nick Disabato is a designer and writer from Logan Square. He runs an interaction design consultancy called Draft, and once wrote a book called Cadence & Slang about his field. He also once stole a bottle menu from the Hopleaf...  read

Tuesday Funk #87: Nov. 3, 2015

Warm up with a cold beer and your favorite eclectic monthly reading series! Tuesday Funk returns to the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Co-hosts Eden Robins and Andrew Huff welcome guests Sarah Hollenbeck, Nick Disabato, Kyle Thiessen,...  read

October debriefing

What a night! It was our first evening with Jason - bartender extraordinaire nouveau - as well as our standard amazing lineup of readers! Carly Oishi started things off right with a crazy, hilarious story about how Steve Harvey dubbed...  read

Autumn is a Haiku

The Oct. 6th edition of Tuesday Funk included a trio of haiku from co-host Andrew Huff The battle begins. Halloween versus Christmas on store shelves now. Be careful around Derrick Rose. One wrong move and he might break again. Facebook...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #86 is tonight!

We can promise you one thing: there will be no pumpkin spice at Tuesday Funk #86. But there will be Jen Masengarb, Coya Paz, Andrew Huff, Carly Oishi, and Tom Haley! And, of course, your favorite co-hosts Andrew Huff and...  read

Meet Our Readers: Tom Haley

Tom Haley is a writer who recently injured a disk in his spine due to having wimpy core muscles. Don't worry. This happens to millions of people, and he's just fine. He's exercising on a daily basis now, and is...  read

Meet Our Readers: Coya Paz

Coya Paz is a writer, director, and lip gloss connoisseur who was raised in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and the United States. She is the Artistic Director of Free Street Theater, founded in 1969, way way way before she...  read
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