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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tamiko Nimura

Nimura talks about the influence of history, memory, and silence; creating a private MFA; and writing a generational memoir.

Stuff We Like: Pack Light and Travel Fast, Part I

Welcome to Stuff We Like, a regular column where we shop and share items we think you’ll love. By reader request, I’m going to do a Stuff We Like series on one-bag packing and tools to help you organize and travel light. I post pictures...Show More Summary

The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of May 23

From Paula Hawkins to Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, these are the hottest titles in fiction and non-fiction The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of May 23 appeared first on

Books of The Times: Grayson Perry’s ‘The Descent of Man’: Deconstructing the Masculine Mystique

Perry’s book has its own failure built into it. The men who need it most are unlikely to take advice from him.

What They Did to My Baby

When Sybrina Fulton learned that her son, Trayvon Martin, had been killed, she lay in bed for days, praying and crying. She thought about the fact that she would never again kiss her son, would never take pictures of his prom, see him graduate high school, or go to college. Show More Summary

Lineage of Restless Women: On Kristen Radtke’s ‘Imagine Wanting Only This’

Family is how many people understand the world, and that’s okay, but for many women, art is the key to unlocking the mysteries of life. The post Lineage of Restless Women: On Kristen Radtke’s ‘Imagine Wanting Only This’ appeared first on The Millions.

Tuesday New Release Day: Gray; Wang; Khadivi; Ibrahim; Rieger

Out this week: Isadora by Amelia Gray; Chemistry by Weike Wang; A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi; Season of Crimson Blossoms by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim; and The Heirs by Susan Rieger. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Gray; Wang; Khadivi; Ibrahim; Rieger appeared first on The Millions.

Othello on the Jungle Gym

Tracy Chevalier sets her reimagining of Shakespeare’s Othello in the city and era of her childhood, 1970s Washington D.C.

It's Been 50 Years, Pony Boy.... A Q&A with S.E. Hinton

Do you remember the first time you read The Outsiders? It's been five decades since it was published, written when Hinton was herself merely sixteen. We sent her some questions about the 50th anniversary, her favorite line from the book, and more...

Farewell, Roger Moore

For many of us growing up, he was our Bond.

Prepare for the Apocalypse

Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization’s End Joseph 2007 These are always fun books after the fact. Here we are, five years later, and civilization is still hanging in there. By a thread, probably, but we’re still here! Look, libraries can absolutely buy these books. I don’t have any real beef with the book […]

Neil Gaiman will read the Cheesecake Factory menu if fans raise $500,000 for refugee charity

Neil Gaiman, the bestselling author of “Sandman,” “Coraline” and “American Gods” will perform a dramatic reading of the entire Cheesecake Factory menu — but only if fans of his books (and/or sweet, sweet cheesecake) raise $500,000 for the United Nations Refugee Agency. The fundraising challenge...

Worlds Full of Demons: Chavisa Woods’s Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country

We must ask ourselves: who stands in the shadows of our national persona, both historically and in the nation’s literature? Woods raises the question, and her work points toward an answer.

Carolina Dreaming by Virginia Kantra

Carolina Dreaming is the fifth book in the Dare Island series, and I did feel like there was some character backstory I was missing by not having read previous books. People are introduced by name and it felt like those names should mean something to me. Show More Summary

Mailbag: The first cookbook from Great British Bake Off’s Martha Collison finally comes to the U.S.

Welcome back to Mailbag, a series about the sometimes weird, sometimes fun stuff we get in the mail. Today, deputy managing editor Caitlin PenzeyMoog received the first cookbook from Great British Bake Off wunderkind Martha Collison....Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Get involved, internet: Neil Gaiman is going to read the Cheesecake Factory menu

Neil Gaiman, who’s had a hell of a year with the hit TV adaptation of his 2001 novel, American Gods, is well-known to have a fantastic voice, which he’s leant to narrating many of his own audiobooks, as well as odds and ends like a Christmastime reading of “The Raven” last year. Show More Summary

HaBO: Hero is an Aspiring Botanist

This HaBO is from Anna, who lost this romance in the Great Book Purge: I’m hoping that someone can help me find this book that I purged from my shelves and instantly regretted. I think it’s a Zebra or Signet book or something of that ilk, but I haven’t been able to find it online. Show More Summary

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette – Episode One: Who the Fuck are These Guys?

It’s that time of year again…the season I like to call “Hangover Tuesdays,” when I get drunk on Monday night and watch The Bachelor for your entertainment. This time around it’s The Bachelorette. After thirteen seasons of this shit,  ABC finally got their act together and gave us a Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, who is a woman of color. Show More Summary

'Radiate' brings sci-fi trilogy to a satisfying end: book review

The final chapter in C.A. Higgins' "Lightless" trilogy finally shines the spotlight on a fascinating duo.

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