The award-winning children’s writer portrayed complexities seldom seen in books created for young readers.
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The infamous rebellion took place 185 years ago
Kristin Dombek has just published a small, provocative book on how we have come to use the label of narcissism to attack our enemies or to distance ourselves from those who just don't want to be close to us. By labeling these people as narcissists, she argues, we give ourselves a false sense of superiority. Show More Summary
Amy Schumer Sady Doyle Photo via 92YTribeca (CC) Since her show premiered in 2013, Amy Schumer has built a reputation as the savior of feminist comedy. This is crucial to her branding: She’s positioned herself as an advocate for body diversity, against ageism, against rape culture, and more. Show More Summary
Now is the perfect time to plan your perfect fall read.
Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino This weekend Jill Soloway’s much-anticipated television adaptation of the feminist cult-favorite book I Love Dick premiered on Amazon Prime. As a longtime fan of the book, I rode waves of excitement and disappointment as casting and filming decisions were announced little by little, not sure what to expect. Show More Summary
“Their deliberately childless life, their cat, Converse (named not for the shoe but for the political scientist), their free-range beef and nights and weekends of reading and grading and high-quality television series—it was fine and a little horrible. Show More Summary
“It is a sad irony that the snake’s rattle, which functions as a warning device, is widely regarded as a bellicose drumroll, or war-cry, instead. It may well have been in a mood of remorse for having killed a rattlesnake on impulse that...Show More Summary
photo by John Poulos This article first appeared on ChangeItUpEditing.com If truth be known, lofty goals scare the ambition right out of me. I'm a slow-and-steady-wins-the-race kinda girl. I believe in making realistic goals, initiating...Show More Summary
After finding herself exhausted, isolated, and sick, author Shauna Niequist came to a point where she knew her life had to change. She was tired, burnt out, and felt unconnected to the people she loved. Her new book, Present Over Perfect:...Show More Summary
Abducted at a young age and raised to be psychic killing machines, the teen heroes of Generation Zero have been operating in the background of the Valiant Universe for the last couple years. They’ve escaped their Project Rising Spirit...Show More Summary
Another rowdy year in the science fiction and fantasy community comes to a peak with the announcement of the Hugo Award winners.
By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf On a Sunday afternoon, I read the heartrending climax of Chigozie Obioma's debut novel, The Fishermen, breathlessly. When I got up, I was in a literary-induced fugue: I stumbled into my car, momentarily...Show More Summary
Recommended Reading: Here’s some helpful advice we all could use — how to raise a mensch: “Less obvious but equally central values that Marjorie Ingall highlights include having a healthy distrust of authority. Jews come from a vertiginously long tradition of ‘questioning, yammering, challenging and disputing,’ she writes. Show More Summary
We feature new music from female-fronted bands every Monday. This week, say hello to Law Holt. British pop artist Law Holt began performing at open mics around her hometown of Leicester when she was 16. Now, she’s celebrating the release of her debut album, City, on August 26 from Soulpunk records. Show More Summary
In the debate of print vs ebook, here are five reasons that “dead trees” are winning the war. Batteries not required Nothing is more frustrating then getting to a good part of a book, only to have to stop […] The post 5 Reasons People Hold Onto Print vs Ebook appeared first on Long Tail Writing.
You destroyed Doctorow’s masterpiece; the least you can do is understand my frustration. The post An Open Letter to the Teenager Who Ruined My Copy of ‘Ragtime’ appeared first on The Millions.
“Stop smoking, first of all, and then don’t hold your breath, don’t cough, do not for any reason pick up heavy packages, boxes, suitcases. Never lean over, or dive headfirst into water. The carnal throes of passion were forbidden,Show More Summary
Head over to The Literary Hub and take a look at this excerpt from Svetlana Alexievich’s newest book, Second-Hand Time, which has been called a “history of emotions” chronicling the demise of Soviet communism. While you’re at it, take...Show More Summary