Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

In the Frunchroom: Rayshauna Gray

Fall is (finally) in the air and that means the Beverly Art Walk isn’t far behind. This year marks the 5th anniversary of this new Beverly/Morgan Park tradition. Without our friends at the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, The Frunchroom simply … Continue reading

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The Frunchroom, Volume XV: The Art Walk turns five edition

The Frunchroom, the live storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago that makes its home in Beverly/Morgan Park will switch to Tuesday for its next show as part of the Beverly Art Walk Week’s 5th anniversary.   The next … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about The Frunchroom, Volume XIV

We’re three-plus years into The Frunchroom. We must be doing something right because they’re even using the name for fancy North Side restaurants now. It’s all thanks to YOU for showing up at our shows, our readers for sharing their … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Celina Villanueva

It’s not often our readers tend to make the news the same week they’re appearing at The Frunchroom. But our final reader is one of the week’s big political stories. Yesterday, Celina Villanueva was sworn in as the state representative … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Joe Shanahan

Our next Frunchroom reader is a South Sider who’s been a true cultural creator and innovator. Joe Shanahan has spent the past 35 years contributing to the shaping of Chicago’s music community from his post on North Clark Street. Comprised … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Sahar Mustafah

Next up on this Thursday’s Frunchroom lineup is Sahar Mustafah. Sahar is a native of Chicago who grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the Gage Park neighborhood. She is also the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, a richly complex inheritance … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Dave Daruszka

Living in the 19th ward, there’s one thing that affects your road travel more than anything else: railroad tracks. So it’s perhaps fitting we have a former locomotive engineer in our midst for this Thursday’s Frunchroom show. Dave Daruszka has … Continue reading

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