WORTH ITS SALT? Absolutely. Catch Our Lady of the Underpass, about Chicago’s miraculous salt stain, before it closes.
Don’t-miss events for Wed 03.25.09 through Tue 03.31.09
farrago International Vintage Poster Fair
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
farrago Mary Gaitskill*
Just call her the original Diablo Cody. Gaitskill, who put in time as a stripper before achieving literary-darling status, writes books for reading under the covers (one of the stories from her 1988 collection Bad Behavior served as the basis for the naughty flick Secretary). Here she reads from her new collection, Don’t Cry.
GO: Mar 26 at 6. Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State St. chicagopubliclibrary.org
Hear Willie and the Wheel play “On the Road Again” on the road … Buff up on Illinois’s history of Virgin Mary sightings (turns out we’re a hotbed of holy apparitions) … Find out which other authors fans of Mary Gaitskill read, according to this oddly hypnotizing interactive lit map
PHOTOGRAPH: Chicago Tribune Photo by Scott Strazzante