Art and wine at Cafe Ba-ba-reeba!

As I walked past Cafe Ba-ba-reeba in Lincoln Park a few weeks ago, I noticed a sign promoting the restaurant’s art and wine dinner series, which would be featuring the works of Goya. And since Goya is one of my favorite artists, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see his work paired with wine … Continue reading

New resources for Chicago writers

Last week I attended a launch event for two new resources for Chicago-area writers: Chicago Publishes and CAR-Literary. The sites are meant to support local writers and the local publishing industry to help spotlight current authors in Chicago. Chicago PublishesΒ features news, a Chicago Publishers Gallery spotlight, events and resources for publishers and writers. The website … Continue reading

A little piece of Egypt in Hyde Park

The other weekend, I attended a panel discussion titled, “A Mummy Comes to Life,” as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival (which is still going on, by the way). I was excited that the event was bringing me to the University of Chicago’s beautiful campus, but more specifically, it brought me to the Oriental Institute. … Continue reading