So now I’ve got the poop on the upcoming reading at Chicago’s Hideout, one of the coolest bars in the Western Hemisphere. On Wednesday, August 10, from 8-10 pm, the line-up will be:

• Syndicated columnist Mark Bazer
• Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life”
• John Green, author of “Looking for Alaska”
• Leonard Pierce of UR Chicago
• The funny folks of Schadenfreude!
• A film by Steve DeLaHoyde
• And Claire Zulkey of, who organized the whole megillah.

I’d put in links for everyone, but I’m lazy and am working on a dialup anyway.

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Be there or be slowly roasted on a spit by your own personal demons.