Amy Lam This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss the latest in our problematic faves: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's transphobic remarks. Bitch Media's Global Feminism Writing Fellow, Aqdas Aftab's piece, "Reading Chimamanda Adichie Today: On Racism...Show More Summary
In Malin Persson Giolito’s novel “Quicksand,” a privileged teenager relates her role in a mass killing at a Stockholm school.
Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, Chris Tusa’s second novel, In the City of Falling Stars (Livingston Press, September 2016), tells a tale of paranoia and intrigue. Maurice Delahoussaye witnesses dead birds falling from the sky, and becomes convinced the air is toxic.
Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn “Dunn’s dryly humorous story about a marriage that goes dangerously off-road never loses its groove.” This novel about a couple that agrees...Show More Summary
Gill talks to the Amazon Book Review about his novel of a crumbling family set in the crumbling New York of the mid-1970s, when the city was dirty, dangerous, and on the verge of going bankrupt.
Today Professor Moriarty plays head games with Loki, Madame Defarge matches up against Madame Bovary, and the manipulative Napoleon from "Animal Farm" clashes with the cunning Shere Khan from "Jungle Book." See who else is battling in the second half of Round One--and cast your vote to determine who will win.
The first time I realized I had joined the exclusive bittersweet club for professionals of color was at the dinner held in my honor after giving my first reading as a published author. Picture it: Toledo, Ohio, 1999. I knew this was the first of many such social gatherings in which my hosts would...
Following in your father's footsteps is one thing. It's quite another when they point up the slopes of the world's highest peak. Leif Whittaker talks about My Old Man and the Mountain and what it's like to grow up as the son of a world-class mountaineer.
In “Teeth,” Mary Otto reveals how the history of dentistry is tied up with notions of beauty, privilege and class.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, social worker, and fierce trans femme. Bitch Media not only recognizes the great literary works of artists, but we want to celebrate the artist as person with their own creative practice and personal narrative separate from their celebrated work. Show More Summary
When I started to dance again I insisted silently to myself it was just about the money, but the moment I stepped back in the club, the moment I slithered into my favorite piece of sheer pink lingerie, brushed black mascara onto my eyelashes, and slipped into my eight-inch platform shoes, I felt relieved. Show More Summary
Mastai takes the predictable stakes of time travel (erasing the future, changing the past) and heightens them.
Women writers of color can apply for the two-week Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, which is being organized by Jack Jones Literary Arts, and will take place between October 16-30, 2017. The retreat will feature daily master classes with agents, editors, and publishing professionals, and comes with a $1,050 stipend. Show More Summary
Rough Men, Tough Men Poems of Action and Adventure Cole, ed. 1969 This book caught my eye for both the title and the cover art. I think the orange pirate look on the guy is a bit creepy. I also want to remind the editor that ladies can be rough, tough and appreciate a bit […]
When terrorism first erupted in a big way on 9/11, we tended to blame it on Islam or some defects or flaws within a particular community defined by religion. What we utterly failed to see was that terrorism always had deep political,...Show More Summary
NB: We have another guest review that will be right up the Bitchery’s alley, as it combines romance and historical research. Aw, yeah! This review is from Katherine M. Katherine M. is a postdoctoral researcher of Victorian literature. Show More Summary
This Rec League request was spawned by a comment from Dread Pirate Rachel. Here’s the request: Is there a Rec League for romances with neurodivergent heroines? There aren’t many that I can think of. A Desperate Fortune, by Susanna Kearsley, comes to mind, as the contemporary storyline features a heroine with Asperger’s. Show More Summary
Silly Little Show-Biz Book Club is Nathan Rabin’s ongoing exploration of books involving show business, with a special emphasis on the very bad and the very sleazy. In the subtitle for his memoir This Is It!, Dr. Conrad Murray, the man...Show More Summary
The centenary of the Russian Revolution has arrived right on time, just as the liberal democratic world is getting a… See the full story of The man and the moment on The Spectator.