WBEZ | publisher http://www.wbez.org/tags/publisher Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Publisher celebrates Midwestern storytelling http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-25/publisher-celebrates-midwestern-storytelling-89585 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-25/Bookstore.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Midwest is defined by much more than its economy. Culture, for example--its customs and idiosyncrasie---make the region rich, especially for storytelling.<a href="http://www.niupress.niu.edu/" target="_blank"> Northern University Illinois Press</a> found a way to celebrate Midwestern culture. The press launched the imprint <a href="http://www.switchgrass.niu.edu/switchgrass/" target="_blank">Switchgrass Books</a>, signaling a fresh commitment to publishing Midwestern authors. A couple of years ago, <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy spoke with J. Alex Schwartz of NIU Press, who explained why the forum is so important.</p><p><em>Music Button: Rick Rizzo &amp; Tara Key, "Hungry", from&nbsp; the CD Double Star, (Thrill Jockey)</em></p></p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-25/publisher-celebrates-midwestern-storytelling-89585 'The Weekly Guide' with literary man about town JC Gabel http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/weekly-guide-literary-man-about-town-jc-gabel <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Picture 007.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Providing this week's installment of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a> is kind of an old-school spirit. JC Gabel first helmed the now defunct <a target="_blank" href="http://www.stopsmilingonline.com/"><em>Stop Smiling </em>magazine</a>. It was a throwback of sorts, to long-form interview publications like <em>Esquire</em> and <em>Playboy</em>.<br /><br />Gabel upgraded his magazine into <em>Stop Smiling Media</em>. Now, as owner, he publishes books and hosts live readings and music events. So what&rsquo;s JC doing when he&rsquo;s not running around with the literary elite? He joined host Alison Cuddy to share his picks for the weekend in the latest edition of <em>The Weekly Guide</em>.<br /><br /><strong>JC's List:<br /><br />Friday, Jan. 28:</strong><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://kneejerkmag.com/">Knee-Jerk</a> online literary magazine will release its first print edition<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gallerycabaret.com/welcome-to-the-gallery-cabaret/">Gallery Cabaret</a> at 9 p.m<br /><br />Roots dummer ?uestlove DJs <br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.smartbarchicago.com/">Smart Bar</a> at 10 p.m.<br /><strong><br />All Weekend:</strong><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/features/the-illusionist"><em>The Illusionist</em></a><br />Music Box Theatre<br /><br />Louis Sullivan's Idea<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/dca_tourism/LouisSullivansIdea.html">Chicago Cultural Center</a><br /><strong><br />Sunday, Jan. 30:</strong><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.emergingimprovisers.org/">Sunday Transmission Series</a><br />Hungry&nbsp;Brain at 10 p.m.<br /><br /><em>DJ Chris Widman Music Button: Shigeto, &quot;So So Lovely&quot;, Full Circle LP (Ghostly International)</em><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/weekly-guide-literary-man-about-town-jc-gabel