Archive For The “Books & Films” Category

Victim’s Mother Releases Memoir for Gun Violence Awareness Month

By |

Victim’s Mother Releases Memoir for Gun Violence Awareness Month

Victim’s Mother Releases Memoir for Gun Violence Awareness Month A Better Place Finding Peace in the Face of Tragedy Last June, thousands of people across the country observed Gun Violence Awareness Monthby rallying together and wearing orange. As the epidemic of violence continues, the demand for gun safety and awareness is even higher this year. Since…

Read more »

Teenager uses iPhone 6 to write his first novel

By |

Teenager uses iPhone 6 to write his first novel

Teenager uses iPhone 6 to write his first novel A 16 year old teenager from Chicago’s Southwest suburbs has published his first novel, “TheKing’s Pawn.” And Aaron Hanania explains he wrote the book only using his iPhone 6. Here’s the plot: A scientist creates a revolutionary experiment, The King’s Pawn, in which the participants are…

Read more »

New book released, “100 Things to do on Route 66 before You Die”

By |

New book released, “100 Things to do on Route 66 before You Die”

New book released, “100 Things to do on Route 66 before You Die” Local author Jim Hinckley published a new book “100 Things to do on Route 66 Before You Die.” The book offers a variety of exciting and entertaining springtime activities for the family and road-trippers Do you live along the Mother Road and…

Read more »

Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s

By |

Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s

Remembering Chicago’s race wars from the 1960s Looking back at Chicago in the 1960s and the racial tensions that divided Blacks and Whites, I decided to write a book about that experience. White Flight, which I titled “Midnight Flight: One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel)”…

Read more »

Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

By |

Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough Chicagoland was slammed by a few days of compressed heavy snowfall. But clearing the nearly 18 inches of snow wasn’t the only problem we had. Politics in Illinois has made the experience even worse. Maybe we should have a GroundHog that predicts whether we will have good…

Read more »

Movie Review: “The Post” when newspapers had more respect

By |

Movie Review: “The Post” when newspapers had more respect

Movie Review: “The Post” when newspapers had more respect The new movie “The Post” is a powerful film that takes Americans back to 1971 when journalism was a profession dominated mostly by principle. Truth outweighed political partisanship. But in watching the movie this week, it only made me sad. Because it reminded me how badly…

Read more »

Lisle Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers

By |

Lisle Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers

Lisle Journal publishes essays from Middle East writers Fifth Wednesday Journal, a twice yearly publication, released its latest issue which focuses on the experiences and writings of authors whose origins trace to the Middle East and North Africa. The Journal features the submissions of 33 authors and photographers and is now available for purchase. Issue…

Read more »

New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge

By |

New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge

New TV Sitcom “The Mayor” gives politics a funny edge Bernard David Jones brings his comedic acting chops – perfected during his time spent at CollegeHumor – to primetime TV in one of Fall TV’s new comedy series The Mayor (TUESDAYs (9:30|8:30c) on ABC). The new ABC comedy revolves around young rapper ‘Courtney Rose’ (Brandon Michael…

Read more »