Saturday, August 20, 2005

Live from Wicker Park: Interview with Jonathan Messinger

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The show at Quimby's is now over, and here's a five-minute interview I did afterwards with Jonathan Messinger, "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business." Jonathan is the organizer of the Hideout series of live literary events, plus is the webmaster of This Is Grand (user-submitted true stories about Chicago transit), plus is the Books Editor of Time Out Chicago. Whew! Here, a bit of talk about how he finds the time, how one actually gets a job at a place like Time Out, and how it is that every single person in Chicago's artistic community knows who Jonathan is.