Articles by A-J Aronstein

September 22, 2016

Don’t Call It Chi-Town (And Other Things to Learn in Chicago Books) 4

Instead of best Chicago books, this selection focuses on books that use a Chicago-centric perspective to address challenges that other places similarly confront.

May 8, 2012

Out of Reach: Notes from the David Foster Wallace Symposium 10

I guess this is to say that the symposium had its share of characters one might expect to find in a David Foster Wallace novel.

January 20, 2012

HBO (Isn’t) Filming The Corrections at My Parents’ House: TV and Fiction 16

She cut me off and asked whether she should call HBO. She added that they offered anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000 for every day they were filming. My response was something along the lines of: “YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM THAT YOU WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO FILM THIS SHOW IN OUR HOUSE.”

September 10, 2011

Recovery in Pieces: A Study of the Literature of 9/11 15

We can’t blame earnest authors for trying. It just wasn’t long enough ago yet.