Remembering Chicago artist and writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author from Chicago. Photo: Kevin Nance/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

👋 Hi, this is Justin. The yellow umbrella party airs a recorded performance tonight dedicated to the late Chicago artist and writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Why is this important: Amy KR was a creative force who died of ovarian cancer in 2017. His foundation raises funds for cancer research.

State of play: Amy’s work continues via Netflix, where Jennifer Garner adapted her book for the hit movie “yes day” and begins production on another film.

The context: In addition to writing his famous essay Modern LoveAmy was a best-selling children’s book author, filmmaker and collaborator who gave young local voices their first big break.

What they say : “Amy has assembled a community of people who love, in her own words, ‘doing things,'” host of ‘The Interview Show’ Marc Bazer says Axios.

  • “If Amy believed in you, suddenly you believed in yourself.”

What is happening: Tonight’s stream is a special edition of “The Interview Show” hosted by Bazer and Amy’s husband, Jason Rosenthal.

  • It features interviews with Green, Garner and “Billions” creator Brian Koppelman.
  • And I’m partnered with the improviser TJ Jagodowski for a staged reading of one of Amy’s classic books, “Duck! Rabbit!

If you look at: The stream is at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $11.


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