The new documentary Louder than a Bomb depicts the world’s largest youth poetry slam, which takes place here in Chicago. Every year, students from local high schools gather to tell their stories in the form of highly emotional, expressive spoken word poetry.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce $450 billion in cuts from the defense budget over the next ten years. Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, explains the implications for foreign policy.
It was well known that Rod Blagojevich enjoyed long jogs around his North Side neighborhood, a luxury he will have to give up when he checks into prison.But it was during one of those jogs that local poet Kevin Coval, artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, met the former governor.That encounter
Tuesday marked the 48th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The moment has worked itself deep into the American psyche, spawning commissions, books, movies and theories all bent on uncovering what really happened that day.
Among the belt-tightening measures Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to ease Chicago’s budget woes were $11 million worth of cuts to city libraries. The proposed cuts included reduced hours for all library branches and over 350 staff layoffs.His plan has not been well received.
Most book tours involve stops at local book stores but Wednesday night, a venue best known for live music will host poet Kevin Coval to celebrate the release of his third book, L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems.