Newcity's first issue of the summer (fingers crossed!) features our annual look at the city's influential writing community, The Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago. Outgoing Literary Editor Toni Nealie interviews our Literati of the Moment: Eve Ewing, the superhero lighting up Chicago's lit scene. Donald G. Evans interviews author and reporter Alex Kotlowitz about his difficult but essential new book "An American Summer: Love and Death In Chicago." Also: vegan soul food, a genre-defying arts festival, Out of Space returns to Evanston, the patron saints of storefront theater, and more!