Semi;Colon

The Nonfiction of John Schultz

Chicago: The Prague of the West Saturday and Sunday, Czechs were gathering around the invading tanks and soldiers, asking “Why are you here?” The Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia to suppress the liberalization of Czech life was seized as an example by every faction in…

May 24, 2017
Essays

Rukmini Girish

For One Night Only My professor and I were back at the Théâtre du Nord-Ouest for Huis Clos, Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist masterpiece about three people locked in a room for eternity, each torturing the others by their very existence, creating a unique form of…

May 24, 2017
Semi;Colon

A Phone of One’s Own

Everyone writer has a vision of an ideal writing space. Whether that be the stereotypical quiet room filled with books, a big oak desk, and possibly a quill, or just simply a quiet room with ample time and unlimited access to books and writing…

May 24, 2017
Essays

Joanne Barker

Things I Didn’t Know I didn’t know so many people disappear in Alaska. I didn’t know the state is large enough to swallow most of the Midwest and part of the South. I didn’t know how many men live alone in the woods there…

May 24, 2017
Book Reviews

Crazy for Vincent

  Crazy for Vincent Hervé Guibert Translated by Christine Pichini Semitext(e) Paperback, 96 pages At what point does infatuation become obsession? When does love become a habit, and what does it mean to desire what destroys you? In Crazy for Vincent, Hervé Guibert, the…

April 26, 2017
Essays

Jason Reblando

                                                          Jason Reblando is a former Fulbright scholar. His work had been exhibited at the DePaul Art…

April 25, 2017
Essays

Eileen Favorite

Laundry Chute I can’t sleep. The el rumbles across the street, and the neighbor’s porch light burns all night. Did they forget to turn it off, or are they like me, leaving it on in case somebody comes knocking? That makes me think of…

April 25, 2017