Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

In the Frunchroom: Lee Bey

Lee Bey is a photographer, writer, lecturer and consultant whose work deals in the documentation and interpretation of the built environment—and the often complex political, social and racial forces that shape spaces and places. His architectural photography has appeared in … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Don Hayner

Storytelling is often about documenting the world around us. One of the readers at this week’s Frunchroom knows all about that. Don Hayner is the retired editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times where he managed and directed coverage of … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Karen Clanton

We’ve had our fair share of lawyers at Frunchroom. Perhaps because lawyers know how to weave a narrative and reveal something from a different perspective than the conventional wisdom. Karen Clanton is an attorney whose law degree did not stifle … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Veronica Arreola

If you remember nothing else about this week’s Frunchroom, remember this: It’s on Tuesday, not Thursday. But there are lots of other things to remember like Tuesday is the 17th of September. And the show starts at 730pm. And it’s … Continue reading

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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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