WBEZ March 4, 2013/Photo: Richard Cahan

WBEZ March 4, 2013/Photo: Richard Cahan

A select list of links to recent media appearances and public speaking engagements

Online: I was interviewed for the “Day After Reading” project on October 3, 2016. (Click link to read.)

Acting: I was a guest star on episode 8/season 1 of the Netflix series, “Easy,” debuting on September 22, 2016. (Click here to watch.)

Radio:  I was a guest of Mike Stephen on WGN on February 13, 2016. We discussed my cover story, “Save the Sun-Times.” (Click link to listen.)

Online: My story, “Save the Sun-Times” was featured in Robert Feder’s column on February 10, 2016. (Click link to read.) And again in the Chicago Reader’s blog The Bleader by Michael Miner on February 11, 2016 (Click link to read) and on Politico.com on February 11, 2016 (Click link to read). And again on Columbia Journalism Review on February 18, 2016 (Click link to read).

Radio:  I was a guest of Justin Kaufmann on WGN on January 29, 2016. We discussed Newcity’s thirtieth anniversary. (Click link to listen.)

Radio:  I was a guest of Mike Stephen on WGN on December 12, 2015. We discussed Newcity’s Chicago Film Project. (Click link to listen.)

Print: My wife Jan and I were interviewed about and photographed with our book collection for the Chicago Tribune’s “Me, My Shelf, and I” feature on December 3, 2105. (Click link to read.)

Online: I was interviewed by Joel Wicklund about the Chicago Film Project for Chicagoist on December 1, 2015. (Click link to read.)

Speaking: I moderated a panel discussion in conjunction with the world-premiere screening of the film “1001 Afternoons in Chicago” at the Chopin Theatre on November 17.

Speaking: I appeared on a panel to discuss journalism in conjunction with the screening of the film “The Staple of News” at the MOSTRA Brazilian Film Series on November 5.

Online: I was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune’s Nina Metz about Chicago Film Project’s selection of “Signature Move” on October 6, 2015. (Click link to read.)

Theater: A short play I wrote, “Blood On The Street,” was part of American Blues Theater’s “Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival” on May 12, 2015. Directed by Richard Shavzin, it starred Jim Leaming, Joe Dempsey and Melanie Keller.

Online: I was interviewed by Brazil’s “largest news portal,” UOL, on April 29, 2015. (Click link to read. You may need to use Google Translate.)

Online: I was interviewed for the Chicago Reader’s blog for their story, “What the hell is Newcity doing in Brazil?” on April 28, 2015. (Click link to read.)

Print: I was interviewed by The Columbia Chronicle about our Players list of the “fifty people who really perform for Chicago” on February 9, 2015. (Click link to read.)

 for this Printers Row Lit Fest retrospective published on May 30, 2014. (Click link to read.)

Radio: I was a guest of Mike Stephen on WGN on December 31, 2014. We discussed Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything edition. (Click link to listen.)

Online: Robert Feder had some fun with our Best of Chicago edition in a story entitled “Newcity’s best at rocking the boat” on October 29, 2914. Read it here.

Speaking: I gave a talk at the Arts Club of Chicago on “The Case for Print” on September 15, 2014. The text and slides are here. 

Radio: I was a guest on Sirott and Murciano on WGN on November 10, 2014. We discussed Newcity’s Best of Chicago edition. (Click link to listen.)

Speaking: I moderated the Producers Panel for the Midwest Independent Film Festival on August 5, 2014. Photos and more information here.

Speaking: I spoke about the Chicago Film Project at the bimonthly Filmmakers Meetup at Chicago Filmmakers on July 28, 2014. More information here. 

Print: I was interviewed by The Chicago Tribune for this Printers Row Lit Fest retrospective published on May 30, 2014. (Click link to read.)

Print: I got the paparazzi treatment (complete with my second basketball-earned black eye of the spring) from the Sun-Times at the Illinois Humanities Council luncheon on May 20, 2014. See photo gallery here. It showed up again here in Michigan Avenue Magazine’s website. 

Theater: A short play I wrote, “Security Blanket,” was part of American Blues Theater’s “Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival” on May 5, 2014. Directed by Richard Shavzin, it starred Jim Leaming and Lance Baker.

Podcast: I discussed Lit 50, and other things, on the Guild Literary Complex’s May 2014 podcast. (Click link to listen.)

Digital: I wrote a short note about editing for the literary journal TAG. (Click link to read it.)

Radio: I was a guest, for a full hour, on After Hours with Rick Kogan on WGN on April 6, 2014. We discussed the past, present and future of Newcity. (Click link to listen.)

Radio: I was a guest on WBEZ’s The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia on March 18, 2014 to discuss our feature film project. (Click link to listen.)

Print: The Chicago Tribune’s Rick Kogan profiled me in conjunction with our movie project on Sunday, March 7, 2014,  here.

Print: The Chicago Tribune’s Nina Metz made a brief mention of our movie project here.

Radio: I was interviewed by Charlie Meyerson for his “Panorama” show on Rivet News Radio about our movie project and other things Newcity on February 13. iPhone users click link to get the app and search for Panorama. The rest of you can listen here. (Click link to listen.)

Radio: I was a guest on Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano’s WGN Radio show to discuss the Top 5 of Everything on December 18, 2013. (Click link to listen.)

RadioI was a guest on WLUW’s Outside the Loop Radio on November 21, 2013 to discuss Newcity’s Best of Chicago. (Click link to listen.)

Online: I was interviewed by the art blog The Seen about our Newcity Brazil project on October 14, 2013. Read it here.

Print: I was interviewed by the University of Chicago Maroon about the end of our publishing the other student paper, the Chicago Weekly on October 4, 2013. Read it here.

Reading: I read my original fiction, a story entitled “The Unkindness of Strangers,” as a featured guest at the RUI: Reading Under the Influence event on July 10, 2013.

Radio: I was a guest on WBEZ’s The Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia on July 2, 2013 to discuss the implications of the Tribune Co.’s acquisition of a large number of TV stations. (Click link to listen.)

Panel: I was a panelist at the Printers Row Lit Fest on June 8, 2013 to discuss the selections for the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame this year.

Radio: I was a guest on WLUW’s Outside the Loop Radio on March 28, 2013 to discuss Newcity’s Design 50 list. (Click link to listen.)

Radio: I was a guest, along with with Rich Cahan and Richard Steele, on WBEZ’s The Afternoon Shift with Rick Kogan on March 4, 2013 to discuss the death of the Chicago Daily News and the City of Chicago’s 176th birthday. (Clink links to listen to two segments.)

Award/Speech: Brian & Jan Hieggelke were awarded American Blues Theater’s Focus Award for “integrity and commitment to Chicago theater on February 28, 2013. You can read my remarks here.

Radio: I was a guest on WLUW’s Outside the Loop Radio on January 31, 2013 to discuss Newcity’s Players list. (Click link to listen.)

Panel: I was a panelist on the University of Chicago’s Alumni Arts Panel at the Chicago Cultural Center on December 18, 2012.

Radio: I was a guest, along with The Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary, on WBEZ’s The Afternoon Shift with Rick Kogan on December 13, 2012, to discuss politics on the national, state and local level. (Click link to listen.)

Radio: I was a guest on Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano’s Sunday Night Radio Special on WGN to discuss Best of Chicago on December 2, 2012. (Click link below photo to listen or click here: wgnam-sunday-night-radio-special-brian-hieggelke-20121204-264836200-04074919)

Panel: I hosted/moderated a panel for Granta’s Best of Young Brazilian Novelists on November 13, 2012 with authors Miguel Del Castillo, Cristhiano Aguiar and Chico Mattoso.

Radio: I was a guest on WLUW’s Outside the Loop Radio on November 8, 2012 to discuss Newcity’s Best of Chicago. (Click link to listen.)

Radio: I was a guest on WBEZ’s (Chicago Public Radio) Afternoon Shift with Rick Kogan on November 6, 2012 to discuss Newcity’s Best of Chicago’s Twentieth Anniversary edition. (Click link to listen.)

Panel: I organized and moderated a panel at the Poetry Foundation on October 29 for the Chicago Literary Association entitled “The Pitch: Getting coverage for your poetry, prose, programming or publishing house from the Chicago media” with Elizabeth Taylor, literary editor of the Chicago Tribune; Alison Cuddy, WBEZ’s Arts and Culture Reporter; andCharles Blackstone, managing editor, Bookslut.

Television: I was brought on “Chicago Tonight” on Chicago’s public television station, WTTW, on February 28, 2012 as a media critic to discuss the reincarnation of The Chicagoan magazine. (Click link to watch.)

Radio: I was a guest on Rick Kogan’s “Sunday Papers” on WGN 720 on January 22, 2012. You can listen here: wgnam-kogan-120122-brian-higgelke-new-city_67550106

Online: I was interviewed by the Green Light Go music blog  about our Newcity Music on November 25, 2011. Read it here. 

Online: More paparazzi. Not my strong suit, obviously. 

Comic Book: A personal favorite was my appearance in the June 2008 issue of Harvey Pekar’s “American Splendor” (click on image to enlarge):

Print: We were profiled by the University of Chicago Magazine back in 1998. Click here to read.

Speech: I delivered an address on creativity to the Scandinavian Society of News Design at their annual conference in Reykjavik, Iceland on April 7, 2000.

Online: I was mentioned at the end of this profile of Goldman Sachs, along with my former trainee pal, Jim Cramer, on Bankrate.com on March 30, 2000. Click here to read.

Print: The Chicago Tribune’s Steve Johson profiled Newcity in its early days  on June 19, 1991,  here.