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Cool Week

By Margaret Hicks in Arts & Entertainment on May 15, 2006 2:04PM

We like highlights, we like getting them, doing them and giving them. There’s a ton of cool stuff going on this week, check out the quick highlights, and let us know which author is going to get your attention.

First off, it’s the closing night party for the Literary Gangs. They’ll finish up with a finale including Andy Ross and Jonathan Messinger.
You can see the Literary Gangs on Tues., May 16th, 6:30PM, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312.280.2660.

Laura Esquivel is the author of one of our favorites, “Like Water for Chocolate”. She reads from her new book “Malinche”.
You can see Laura Esquivel on Tues., May 16, 6:00PM, at The Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th Street. 312.738.1503, reservations suggested.

In her new book, “The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs”, Albright discusses the impact of religion on US policy and Mr. Bush. We saw her on The Daily Show and thought she at least got it.
You can see Madeleine Albright through the Council on Foreign Relations on Tues., May 16th, 12:00PM, at The Westin, 909 N. Michigan Ave. 312.726.3860, tickets are 30$.
Wednesday May 17th, 5:00PM, at International House, 1414 E. 59th Street.

Jeffrey Adler’s new book “First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt: Homicide in Chicago”, takes 6,000 murder cases between the years 1875-1920, and examines their reasons. Adler examines suicide notes, courtroom testimonies and commutation petitions to show a darker side of Chicago at the turn-of-the-century.
You can see Jeffrey Adler on Wed., May 17th, 7:00PM, at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

Zadie Smith, author of “White Teeth” and “On Beauty” will discuss her work.
You can see Zadie Smith on Wed., May 17th, 5:00PM, Social Sciences 122, 1126 E. 59th Street.

Highlights.jpgTony Fitzpatrick, local artist, will be introducing his new book “The Wonder: Portraits of a Remembered City, Volume 2, The Dream City.” Fitzpatrick’s art is in The Art Institute and Museum of Modern Art. His art is really beautiful and his love of Chicago is apparent. Whittled down, Tony Fitzpatrick is cool.
You can see Tony Fitzpatrick on Thurs., May 18th, 7:30PM, Quimby’s, 854 W. North Ave, 773.342.0910.