May 30, 2011


Psst! I've a new home in the blogosphere, and that new home is at There you'll find all (okay most) archived posts from this blog, along with sidebar links to find my quick-and-easy Posterous blogs.

Shortly, I will redirect to land on the new blog instead of this one, but felt the need to give a heads up first, rather than just pulling a switcheroo.

Amy Guth

May 20, 2011


Chicago, Printers Row Lit Fest has asked RUI: Reading Under The Influence back for a second year. Under the influence, you shall hear your friendly co-hosts follow our format and read published and original work. We'll also give away reading material. Last year: used and long-loved, old paperbacks. This year? Smutty harlequin novels? Pulp fiction? Who knows. Show up, drink, check it out, make friends, boom.

May 2, 2011


Is it right to be glad about a death? No. Is it okay to joke through heavy subjects? You bet. Here are some clever fake-Osamas in action on Twitter.

Dec 23, 2010

Dec 22, 2010


Working on a list of books for Tribune readers to enjoy and read to have a really great year ahead and stick to their resolutions, I spent some time this afternoon digging through "how to" books. In doing so, I found the following titles I thought I would share:

"How to Shit in the Woods, Second Edition: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art"
by Kathleen Meyer

"How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will)"
by Chuck Sambuchino

"How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters"
by Norbert E. Yankielun

"How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It"
by Steven Stosny

"Zompoc: How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse"
by Nick S. Thomas

"How to Kick Someone's Ass: 365 Ways to Take the Bastards Down"
by E. R. Silverman

"How to Live with a Huge Penis: Advice, Meditations, and Wisdom for Men Who Have Too Much"
by Richard Jacob and Owen Thomas

"Knitting With Dog Hair: Better A Sweater From A Dog You Know and Love Than From A Sheep You'll Never Meet"
by Kendall Crolius and Anne Montgomery

Dec 1, 2010

Nov 16, 2010


There is one thing better than getting a first job in radio.

Getting a second job in radio.

This past weekend marked one year of ChicagoNow Radio. My co-host Alex Quigley and I were not the original hosts. Quigley and I started hosting the show together in late April, though he hosted it a while before I came along. Every Saturday morning, the two of us interviewed bloggers from the ChicagoNow blog network.

Many changes have occurred at WGN in the last couple of weeks. As some of you may have heard via this afternoon's Tribune story, among other changes, ChicagoNow Radio has been canceled.

My co-host and I will now host the Alex & Amy show, which will broadcast Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. except when pre-empted by broadcasts of Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs or Northwestern Wildcats games.

This Saturday will be our first show under the new banner, though we will broadcast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this weekend and begin the time transition next weekend.

Find the new show on Facebook and as @AlexandAmyShow on Twitter.