First things first, if you haven’t yet you should read Obama’s response to the repeal bill.
Literally impossible to get enough of diver fish friendships.
I demand a a Hyperloop Hotel....more
Wednesday 6/21: Cuban writer Achy Obejas (The Tower of the Antilles—our June book club pick!), currently Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College, reads from her forthcoming story collection. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights.
Charif Shanahan, Nancy Patrice Davenport, André Le Mont Wilson, Andrew J....more
At Nowhere, Alia Volz takes a long-shot journey to Cuba to tie up loose ends.
For Guernica, Katherina Grace Thomas writes about that time Nina Simone loved and left paradise.
Here at The Rumpus, Alaina Leary considers the painful work of accounting for family possessions under dire circumstances....more
But, like, what if there’s nothing left to discover?
Oh but here’s a lost ancient Ethiopian city.
Jack MacKenzie was the oldest person to ski to the North Pole.
Spend a moment of your day thinking about the late career math paintings of Crockett Johnson....more
Start your week with some nice pictures of library interiors.
Now let’s talk about how climate change is pushing tropical diseases toward the Arctic.
Let’s all take a visit to the actual Thousand Islands....more
Saturday 6/18: Don’t miss Chicago Pride Fest (not to be confused with the parade next week) in Boystown!...more
We’re halfway through June, and though the first day of summer isn’t technically until June 21, I think we can all agree that we’re well into the sweltering season. This week’s story captures those quintessential staples of summer—swimming pools, soft serve, bike rides, frozen Capri Suns—but it’s no typical poolside read....more
Thursday 6/15: Kick off Pride month with a queer poetry takeover! This open mic generally happens on the third Thursday of every month. Devil’s Den, 6:30 p.m., free.
Geraldine DeRuiter reads from her new memoir, All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft....more
Technical problems are keeping us down today, we here at DWMC are working to get it all straightened out but in the meantime take solace in that fact that soon there will be a KFC chicken sandwich on its way to the stratosphere....more
Brandon Taylor grapples with his sexuality and Southern identity over at Lit Hub.
Here at The Rumpus, Brea Salim leaves Indonesia and takes her spirituality with her to America, using it as a necessary touchstone to help find her way....more
This breaks a lot of personal rules for the kinds of things I link to but the world must know: Russian hackers were hanging out on Britney Spears’s Instagram page.
Sorry it wasn’t aliens.
Sorry, you can’t disrupt grilled cheese....more