"Henceforward the standard for extravagant riot," says writer "Virginia Woolf" on the back cover blurb of Under the Oyster Bar.
Ashanti Files, Writers of Oya founder, and current City of Urbana Poet Laureate, said "I feel as though adults largely underestimate how much information and observation this age group has."
Megan Montgomery's debut novel Well... That Was Awkward is smart, sexy, and surprisingly sophisticated in its undermining of romance novel tropes.
The story of Michael Roughton's young elfin heroine may be what we all need to get through this lonely COVID winter.
What follows is a recount of yet another experience within the world of The Great ARTdoors.
Jess visited Krannert Art Museum, which, under COVID-19 restrictions, has to limit the number of visitors at one time.
TJ encounters Ja Nelle Pleasure's powerful art installation, Seeds of Injustice, at the Randolph Street Community Garden.
Debra shares her brief encounter with E.K.A.H.'s new lenticular work, Points of View, which has been installed at Lierman Neighborhood Community Garden, as part of The Great ARTdoors initiative.
Debra shares her recent encounter with Mommy Needs Her Medicine at Blacklight Box.
Debra encounters Langston Allston's new mural at North First Street Barbershop.
Will reviews the new Netflix documentary, Rising Phoenix, which features, and was executive produced by, Champaign-Urbana Paralympian and University of Illinois alum Tatyana McFadden.
Debra reviews Sal Nudo's psychological thriller, The Millionaire's Cross.
The Arts Section strives to celebrate our community's rich and vibrant artistic scene, from theatre to local authors, film, performance art, and everything in between.