SHOP Podcast 02: Robert Beshara
Today on the SHOP Podcast, produced by the Southside Hub of Production ( and whose files are hosted at CCLaP: It's a half-hour reading by Rober Beshara of his " Manifesto," a new way of thinking about the relationship between artists, researchers and teachers. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
No new book until December 5th! But lookit how purty it is!
Yes, dear reader, it seems that CCLaP has officially bitten off just a little more than it can chew this fall, and that Ben Tanzer's new book "The New York Stories" will be out on December 5th instead of today like planned. But I do at least have one copy done, and it's looking pretty freaking gorgeous! Click through for nine new photos of it! Posted on by Jason Pettus 
The Chicago Book Expo is this weekend!
The Chicago Book Expo is this weekend! CCLaP will have a booth at it, co-manned by the always vivacious Lauryn Allison; plus we'll having signing hours on Saturday from Sally Weigel (12 to 1), Katherine Scott Nelson (2 to 3), and Ben Tanzer (4 to 5). Click through for all the details! Posted on by Jason Pettus 
Your micro-review roundup: 15 November 2011
Today, short reviews of three recently read books: The highly entertaining "NPR-worthy" look at bibliomania, "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much;" Craig Lancaster's nice new collection of character-based short stories, "Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure;" and inventive haunted-house story and Grand Future Of American Literature "There Is No Year" by HTMLGiant's Blake Butler, better than expected but still losing steam about halfway through. Posted on by Jason Pettus 
CCLaP Podcast 80: Mathrock Music Special
Today on the CCLaP Podcast: It's a special themed music episode, this time looking at the genre of "mathrock," which my fellow clueless middle-agers can think of as a combination of Devo, club music, They Might Be Giants, '80s movie soundtracks, and the intense energy of a live punk show. Posted on by Jason Pettus