Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

The Frunchroom, Vol. 19: Beverly Art Walk Week edition

Join us Tuesday, September 17th at 730pm at Beverly Arts Center (2407 W. 111th St.) for another evening of South Sider storytelling. Here’s our lineup: Veronica Arreola Professional feminist, rookie rock climber Lee Bey Author, photographer, Sam Cooke fanatic Karen … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: John Tolley

As often as possible, we bring Frunchroom audience members onto the stage to tell their own stories – often to bring a new perspective to a common narrative. John Tolley is a Chicagoan who’s spent most of his life living … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: James Gordon

If you’ve watched a show with the word “Chicago” in the title, you’ve probably seen our next storyteller. James Gordon is an international award winning poet and author, champion storyteller, and acclaimed actor. He is a member of the talent … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Kathy Benson

One of the guarantees of a Frunchroom show is you’ll see and hear a mix of the old and new, the familiar and the fresh, neighborhood voices and surprising perspectives. Most importantly, The Frunchroom is a place where the line … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Whitney Capps

In the larger conversation about the city, the nuance of the South Side and its many cultural gems are often ignored. Hyde Park has been a unique part of the South Side’s story for decades, encapsulating the conflicts of the … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Jim DeRogatis

July brings hot temps (finally) and cool storytelling to The Frunchroom. Our first reader for our next show is critic, author and Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the year the Beatles arrived in America, … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Tom Cramer

Tom Cramer passed away on Friday, July 12th at the age of 54. Longtime Frunchroom attendees will remember Tom from the first night of our special two-night, 2nd anniversary extravaganza at Beverly Woods. But many people knew him as a … Continue reading

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