Monday, April 15, 2013
Writer and director Jonah Ansell is scheduled to speak about the project's evolution alongside the film's narrator, Tavi Gevinson, April 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
A work of art doesn’t typically make its public debut as a short film and later become a graphic novel. But nothing is quite ordinary about Jonah Ansell’s Cadaver, which started as a poem he wrote for his sister the day she dissected her first human corpse in medical school. Ansell will be speaking about the work’s evolution and screening the film April 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, alongside fellow Oak Park native Tavi Gevinson, who narrated the animated film. Central to the talk will be Ansell’s journey to find the right medium for the story. After directing the film, which was long listed for a 2013 Academy Award, he felt there was more to explore in the story of a cadaver who awakens from the dead to discover a …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Month in Review: Read some of the top headlines from Oak Park Patch in February, including an Oak Park couple suing a radio host and a look at the village's comprehensive plan.
In February, we reported that Oak Park has one of the highest concentrations of people working in the "creative class." Some of the other top stories out of Oak Park and River Forest certainly back that up. Here's a look at some of our top stories from February 2013: Oak Park Among Top 10 Creative Class Locales in Chicago Area Tavi Gevinson Talks Feminism in PBS Documentary Series Oak Park's Cecily Strong Flexes Her Comedy Muscle Oak Park Teen Goes Backstage at the Grammy Awards The creative class stands out here, but there were a few other people with Oak Park and River Forest ties who had a big February: Fenwick's Colby Burnett Wins $250K on 'Jeopardy!' Local Robotics Team Going to Nationals for Second Straight Year Fenwick Grad is …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The new documentary series on women who "fight for something bigger than themselves" premieres Tuesday.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Oak Park native shares the screen with some very famous company in "Makers," which debuts Tuesday night.
The New York Times dubbed her the “Oracle of Girl World.” Now Tavi Gevinson is set to debut as one of PBS and AOL’s Makers. Oak Park’s Gevinson, 16, joins the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem and Hillary Clinton in the documentary series that premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday. More than 175 women are featured—women, a trailer for the series states, who fight for something bigger than themselves. Through her online magazine Rookie, Gevinson has given a voice to young women growing up in a post-feminist world who are confronting the fact that expectations still aren’t exactly the same for boys and girls. Gevinson recalled in a Makers clip posted online that she was on a panel organized by the Economist when she realized that even she felt …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Oak Park native Tavi Gevinson appeared on the Colbert Report last night to talk Rookie Yearbook One and possible styles for Steven Colbert.
Keeping up with Colbert Report host Steven Colbert can't be easy. I sometimes wonder how his guests manage to say anything at all on his show. But young Oak Park resident Tavi Gevinson—author, actor, and fashion icon—did pretty damn well. She was on the show promoting her book, Rookie Yearbook One. You can watch the episode on Hulu here, if you missed it last night. Colbert started his questioning off in singular Colbert fashion, asking Gevinson, "When are your going to start achieving something with your life?" At 16 years old, Gevinson is the youngest guest yet to appear on the Colbert Report. She seemed a little nervous through the program, but definitely was able to hold her own. She even cracked a few good jokes of her own. But, now …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Rookie Mag founder and Oak Park darling Tavi Gevinson will appear on tonight's Colbert Report.
The much blogged and written about young Oak Parker Tavi Gevinson is scheduled to appear tonight on the Colbert Report on Comedy Central, according to Publisher's Weekly. Gevinson is the founder of the Style Rookie blog and Rookie magazine. She lives with her family in Oak Park and attends school at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Gevinson will talk about the publication of her book, Rookie Yearbook One. The Colbert Report aires Monday through Thursday at 10:30 central time on Comedy Central. Check you local listings for the channel. In case you miss it tonight, full episodes can be found on Hulu the following day.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tavi Gevinson joins other in calling on all women to vote this election.
In message to female voters and to Republicans this election season, Oak Parker Tavi Gevinson is joined by the likes of Lena Dunham (HBO's Girls), Alexa Chung, Miranda July and singer Lesley Gore in a get-out-the-vote YouTube video. Gore is the singer behind the 1964 hit, You Don't Own Me, that features prominently in the video. The video features women singing along with the song on their computers and calls out on women to vote to protect their rights in the upcoming election on Nov. 6.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The teenage fashion blogger extraordinaire appeared on the late-night talk show to discuss her new book, “Rookie Yearbook One” and teach Jimmy how to, uh, “b-face.”
Oak Park’s own Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year-old fashion-blogging breakout prodigy, dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night to chat about her new book Rookie Yearbook One and her experiences since she began her journey as a celebrity fashionista at the age of 11. And less than a minute into the five-minute interview, Gevinson gave her hometown a shout-out on national television. (Here's the video.) “Where’d you grow up again?” Fallon asked. “Outside of Chicago?” “I’m still growing up outside of Chicago!” Gevinson quipped, then name-dropped Oak Park. Other topics in the interview: going to fashion shows and meeting Björk, and how to make the (let’s call it) “b-face,” which Fallon then worked on emulating. ("You are a teenage …
Friday, August 24, 2012
A look at some can't-miss events around town, brought to you by The Book Table, Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, Midwest Media and Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.
Behind some of the area's most anticipated and successful lectures and appearances is The Book Table, the "fiercely independent" bookstore owned by Jason Smith and Rachel Weaver. With help from groups like the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, Midwest Media and Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, the store has facilitated a number of intriguing appearances around town. Already, the fall of 2012 is shaping up to be a great season for local literature fans. Here's a look at what's coming up: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7pm Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street Tickets $10.00 Co-sponsored by Unity Temple Restoration Foundation Tavi Gevinson will discuss Rookie Yearbook One, a collection of "articles, interviews, photo editorials, and …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Oak Parker joins elite company for new project documenting American women.
"I think it's kind of alarming, maybe, or surprising for people to realize that teenage girls are more aware of certain things than they thought," begins Tavi Gevinson in a segment for Makers, a groundbreaking new documentary project. The series, made possible by a partnership between AOL and PBS, aims to create "a living library featuring hundreds of original and compelling stories from exceptional women whose pioneering contributions to society continue to have a profound impact on the world in which we live." More on the project here. Gevinson, the Oak Park founder and editor of Rookie Mag, joins some seriously elite company who've been interviewed for the project, including Gloria Steinem, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine …