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January 26, 2018

A Futile and Stupid Gesture movie review »

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Futile and Stupid Gesture, A_paper_netflix_tie-inOn Wednesday, January 24, the Netflix original movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before debuting on Netflix Friday, January 26.

The movie, which stars Will Forte and Domhnall Gleeson, was inspired by Josh Karp's 2006 biography of Doug Kenney.

Next week w…

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December 6, 2016

Welcome to the CRP team, Ashley »

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20161206_140825This November Chicago Review Press welcomed Ashley Alfirevic as our new publicity associate. A native of the south suburbs, Ashley headed west for college and majored in english literature and communication studies at Colorado State and earned a graduate certificate from the Denver Publishing Instit…

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October 17, 2016

Staff Songs: CRP’s personal showstoppers »

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Who doesn’t love a great Broadway musical? That’s the collective sentiment here at CRP, at least. In honor of our forthcoming book, Showstoppers! The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway’s Most Remarkable Songs by Gerald Nachman (out in November), CRP staff share their favorite show tunes …

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October 12, 2016

Flashback: Production manager (and Beach Boys fan) Allison Felus recalls working on the first edition of Wouldn’t It Be Nice »

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Wouldn't It Be Nice_revised

Originally published in 2003, a revised & updated edition of Chuck Granata's Wouldn't It Be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds officially hit shelves on October 1. We asked our production manager, Allison Felus, to share her memories from working on the fir

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September 28, 2016

Read along with me: A Night in the Lonesome October »

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Night In the Lonesome2It began with a dare, or so the story goes.

Roger Zelazny, the award-winning author of the Chronicles of Amber series and a geek deity of science fiction and fantasy, accepted a dare to write a book in which Jack the Ripper was the hero—or at least a sympathetic character. In 1993, A Night in t

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September 8, 2016

CRP tell-all: summer intern edition »

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Francesca

Labor Day has come and gone and school is back in session, which means we had to say goodbye to our summer intern, Francesca Kritikos.

Before she left, we asked her to complete one final project: share her thoughts on spending the summer at CRP and answer some requisite bookish questions

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