Monthly Archive for September, 2004

DOs & DON’Ts with Gavin McInnes co-founder of Vice Magazine

Sep ’04
12:00 am

DOs & DON?Ts Book Release Event
With Gavin McInnes co-founder of Vice Magazine
Saturday, September 11th, 8:00 PM
Written by Vice co-founder Gavin McInnes, Vice Magazine has put out a compilation of every “DO & DON?T” they have ever ran in the pages of their magazine (over ten years worth). There?s also hundreds more never before seen entries making the book weigh in at a grand total of 300+ pages of street fashion critiques, humor and venom. Vice started in Montreal as a small zine but grew into a “multi-channel brand” and moved to New York City.
For this event Gavin will present a slideshow of his 20 favorite DOs & DON?Ts from the book and then answer audience questions.
More info is

Chuck Palahniuk off-site event

Sep ’04
12:00 am

Chuck Palahniukbook event sponsored byQuimby’s and the Chicago Public LibraryTuesday, September 28th, 6:00 PMFREEat the Harold Washington Library
Join Chuck Palahniuk as he tours in support of the paperback release of Diary. Chuck Palahniuk, the bestselling author of Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby continues his twenty-first-century reinvention of the horror novel in this scary and profound look at our quest for some sort of immortality.
The Event will be at the Harold Washington Library. Located at 400 S. State St. Chicago IL 60605
More info is at:

PILOT Opening and More

Sep ’04
12:00 am

Calling on trans-activists, border crossers,and trespassers of all kinds!
Join PILOT at Quimby?s
Thursday, September 9th, 7:00 PM
SEPT 9TH is a PILOT TV Opening!
Come for the release of the PILOT artist book series, featuring a full-length CD. Also there will be free posters, videos, and down and dirty talking all over, even some street performance and a petting zoo.. Free milk and cookies will be served. This is your chance to meet the PILOT organizers and learn how to participate when PILOT TV happens in Chicago this fall, October 8-11 2004.
The Evenings festivities will also feature general foofiness and finesse from: TRI-STATE area (musical boys in docksiders) A COLONIAL ACT (duo ballet performance) and much more…
PILOT is Experimental Media for Feminist Trespass (a 4-day autonomous television studio)
Confused more info is at

Ladyfriend/Free Advice Zine Tour

Sep ’04
12:00 am

Ladyfriend/Free Advice Zine TourSaturday, August, 21, 7:00pm
Don?t miss the Ladyfriend / Free Advice Interactive Zine Tour when it hits
Chicago! Ladyfriend zine is a biannual small-press publication celebrating
female friendship, among other things. Free Advice zine collects audio
advice from strangers on the street and presents their words of wisdom free
of charge in a handy, printed zine format… stick around and give your own
two cents at the end of the show! Artist and Zinester Christa Donner
launches new issues of both publications teams up with Chicago ladyfriends
Jennifer Justice, Steph Levi, Misty Funk, Maria Gigante and Lauren Portada
to read stories out loud, play a human-sized board game with audience
members, and lots of other fun, fun stuff.
More info is at:
As Always this event is FREE

Larry O. Dean reads spam inspired poetry

Sep ’04
12:00 am

Larry O. Dean reads from
I Am Spam
Friday September 10th 8PM
Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. As a young man he worked with Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Michael Moore, was widely published in the alternative press and also worked as a cartoonist. He attended the University of Michigan at Flint and Ann Arbor, during which time he won three Hopwood Awards. In 2004, he was recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Hands on Stanzas Award. Although a card-carrying college graduate, he is non-academic both by choice and temperament, and makes his living outside the pedagogical realm.
In addition to writing, he is a singer and songwriter, working both solo as well as with several pop bands, including Post Office and The Me Decade. Larry\’s most recent solo album is \”Sir Slob.\” He has tracks upcoming on Paisley Pop\’s dB\’s tribute album, and the Sparklefest 2004 compilation. He will begin recording a new solo album this fall.
After living in San Francisco for over a decade, and despite current rampant gentrification, he makes his home in Chicago.
This would be a reading and book signing to celebrate the release of I Am Spam, poetry collection \”inspired\” by spam emails. Published by Fractal Edge Press.
More info is at