The Neighborhood Writing Alliance provokes dialogue, builds community, and promotes change by creating opportunities for adults in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods to write, publish, and perform works about their lives. These works are published in the award-winning Journal of Ordinary Thought.
In Afghanistan, women are largely seen as second-class citizens. Under Taliban rule, merely being a woman could be life-threatening.While reporting in Afghanistan, freelance journalist Masha Hamilton saw women marginalized in their families and villages.
Those without a green thumb--take notice. Lawn care woes can be turned around with synthetic turf. Eight Forty-Eight commentator and Chicago writer Ron Litke took a creative look at this household problem.I’m glad that fall is arriving; and so is my small backyard.