We begin September by honoring teachers, those passionate and patient souls who are at the heart of our education system. As I write in the piece, I’m grateful to teachers and educators of all stripes “for all you do to empower young people and make the world a smarter, more thoughtful and more intellectually Rebellious place.” Here’s to a great year ahead.

Writer Jera Brown continues her volunteer opportunity spotlight series with a look at the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. (And yes, that’s Jera in the photo looking Super.)

Jera was also wooed this week by the poetry of Chinaka Hodge, who will read from her new collection “Dated Emcees” on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Women and Children First.

“Seinfeld” fans won’t want to miss Chicagoland native Jennifer Keishin Armstrong read from her book “Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything” on Friday, Sept, 9 at the Orland Park Public Library.

And as writer Janet Arvia discovered, September is also a big month for Chicago band The Handsome Family, including an art exhibition by lyricist Rennie Sparks, who explores “what heaven would look like for your pet.”

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Karen Hawkins is the Founder and Rebelle in Chief of Rebellious Magazine. She is a recovering mainstream media reporter and editor who wants to thank her former boss for naming the online magazine she's...

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