I will be at Reading Under the Influence tonight. Here's what they say: "Join us from 7-9 p.m. On Wednesday, February 3 for readings of original work by author and journalist Claire Zulkey (An Off Year), 2nd Story ensemble member Aimee Perkins and local writers Joe Deir and Barry Wightman. The featured performers will also read short selections of recognizable published work related to February's theme ("Love Hangover") with trivia and prizes.
Also on the bill is multiple award-winning author Jaimee Wriston Colbert, who reads a short selection from her new novel, "Shark Girls."
As always, we're in the back room at Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. There's a $3 cover. Grab a seat, a cocktail and a bite to eat at 7 p.m. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. You're welcome to stick around for cocktails and conversation with the authors and audience after the event.
Meanwhile in addition to covering Idol for the AV Club, I wrote a piece for TV.com on why "RuPaul's Drag Race" is superior to "America's Next Top Model." Finally, Chicago, the next Funny Ha-Ha is a week away! If you want to join the Facebook fun, the invite is here.