• The Beast Tackles the Monster of Climate Change and Big Oil

    The Beast Tackles the Monster of Climate Change and Big Oil1

    The Beast Hugh Goldring (Writer), Nicole Marie Burton (Artist), Dr. Patrick McCurdy (Production Assistance) Ad Astra Comix 2017 Oil culture runs deep within Western society and along with that culture runs certain “millennial” anxieties about climate change, the job market, and the institution of capitalism as a viable economic system. The Beast, a graphic novel

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  • Book Beat: The Secret Letters of Harper Lee

    Book Beat: The Secret Letters of Harper Lee0

    • October 26, 2017

    Hello, fellow literature lovers, this is Christa! Welcome to another installment of Book Beat: your source for what’s happening in the bookish world. Intimate Correspondences I want to start this week with something that makes me smile – the new unseen Harper Lee letters. These thirty-eight letters, which she wrote between 2005 and 2009 to

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  • IFOA: Around the World with Hideo Furukawa

    IFOA: Around the World with Hideo Furukawa0

    I recently had the honor of reviewing Slow Boat by Hideo Furukawa. It is a fun, remastering of a short story written by Haruki Murakami titled A Slow Boat to China. In Furukawa’s book, as well as the original short story, the main protagonist meets three people who help him understand his place in life.

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  • Five Atmospheric Reads for Halloween

    Five Atmospheric Reads for Halloween0

    • October 20, 2017

    I don’t know about you, but as soon as the calendar turns to September 1, I’m just about ready for sweaters, fuzzy socks, and a few spooky stories to pass the evening. With Halloween only a few short weeks away, your bookshelf might be in need of some creepy new additions as the days gets

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  • Book Beat: 2017 Man Booker Prize and More Genius Grant Winners

    Book Beat: 2017 Man Booker Prize and More Genius Grant Winners0

    • October 19, 2017

    Hi all, Stephanie here! This week’s Book Beat may seem to be all over the place, but there are two themes that a lot of this news shares: diversity and change. I’m a pretty outspoken supporter for diversity, but I’m less enthused about change in general. I’ve especially been trying to embrace change in my

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  • Teaching Diverse Lit: Cinderella meets New Beijing

    Teaching Diverse Lit: Cinderella meets New Beijing0

    • October 17, 2017

    We are fully immersed in the era of adaptations. Fiction fans need not wait more than a week to hear that a favorite novel or comic will soon to make its way to the big or small screen. Old television shows and movies are earning reboots left and right. Stories are getting second and third

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