A handful of gift suggestions, how independent and second-hand bookstores are surviving, unlikable female characters, Canadian literary jokes and more.
Topics include Ferguson, the MFA-to-writing-teacher track, CRACKER BARREL, Uber, The Strand, the Freedom Summer, and so much more!
Fifty years of words I liked reading and you will too! Authors include James Baldwin, bell hooks, Kiese Laymon, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Bayard Rustin and Dr. Brittany Cooper.
“Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer,” remixed.
Topics include international development, Chris Rock, My Little Ponies, water parks, Asian-Americans on TV, the gay wing of the LA County jail, writing POC and MOAR!
Out black lesbian Jacqueline Woodson wins in youth fiction, sci-fi gender pioneer Ursula LeGuin takes home an award for distinguished contributions to American letters and skewers capitalism and Lemony Snicket ruins the mood with racist jokes.
Topics include film dubbing in France, Jimmy’s World, Taco Bell, being a serial killer’s daughter, race in Silicon Valley, Kathy Acker and more!
Texts from Jane Eyre as a new form of literary criticism, whether to finish every book you start, strong opinions on book lists and more.
Topics include “redneck reality TV,” cheerleading, Guantánamo, Reality Bites, rehab, Modern farmer, men and feminism and so much more!
Topics include American bathrooms, Wikipedia, poverty, Ferguson, cities without cars, Public Relations, local food, reality TV shows about auctions and more!
Susan Sontag, LeVar Burton, librarians with algorithms, emotional truths, queer Halloween reads and so much more!
Topics include Nicki Minaj, the price of black ambition, murder, aging, Nazi hipsters, Los Angeles, TV Talk Show audiences and more!
“Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression.”
Topics include mass shooter psychology, “Let’s Be Cops,” the Tea Party in Lima, an NYC apartment disaster, the Chilean Miners, Chinese restaurant workers and moar!
Halloween reading, which grammar mistakes are not mistakes, an app for discovering literature by people of color, reading women’s writing and more.
This is simultaneously one of the most informative and inspirational books I’ve read in a long time.It’s like a primer for how to be an effective artist or community worker.
Topics include the US post office, football, the plane that fell from the sky, racism in Canada, fact-checking, Manhattan and moar!
Topics include Tinder, Boy Scouting, sexual assault on college campuses, The Zimmermans, the word “problematic,” Airbnb, Paula Deen and more!
Non-monosexual books to read, fall books to read, non-fiction gender equality, censorship and more.
Topics include a lot of stuff about race and also rock star’s wives, making things, Star Trek, this app called Slack, the impact of the California drought and more!