• Book Beat: Naomi Wolf’s Fact-Checking Blunder, Moby’s Memoir, and Marie-Kondo’s Children’s Book

    Book Beat: Naomi Wolf’s Fact-Checking Blunder, Moby’s Memoir, and Marie-Kondo’s Children’s Book0

    Hello again, book nerds! It’s Emily, back to share the latest from the literary world. Now, I tend to lean a little more to fiction in my reading tastes, but my social feeds have been filled with non-fiction controversies lately (in addition to Game of Thrones takes and Toronto Raptors excitement). So, get ready for

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  • Handling Parenthood with Lucy Knisley’s Kid Gloves

    Handling Parenthood with Lucy Knisley’s Kid Gloves0

    Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Lucy Knisley (artist/writer) First Second March 2019 Lucy Knisley’s latest memoir, Kid Gloves, narrates her experiences with pregnancy, and highlights historical and medical information about pregnancy and how we treat it in the western world.

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  • Book Beat: They Can’t Kill Us All

    Book Beat: They Can’t Kill Us All0

    • September 14, 2017

    Hello all, Stephanie here again!  I was excited to find that there’s been a lot going on in the book and publishing industry this past week surrounding female authors, writers, and characters, particularly black women. Let’s get into it! In YA book news, the second book in Daniel Jose Older’s Shadowshaper Cypher series, Shadowhouse Fall, came

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  • Zine Review: Gringa

    Zine Review: Gringa0

    Gringa Kat Fajardo Kat Fajardo’s Gringa opens with a startling two-page spread: protestors, some angry, many gleeful, hold up signs bearing statements like “Diversity = White Genocide” and “Return to Sender.” It is a stark, frightening punch in the gut; a reminder that those who carry xenophobic mindsets are not ugly, black-hat-wearing villains, but people

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  • Review: Do You Miss Your Country?

    Review: Do You Miss Your Country?2

    Do You Miss Your Country? Monika Szydłowska Centrala A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  I don’t often talk about my father’s immigration. If I do, it’s usually because I’ve been directly asked about the “when” and “why,” and while the former response is simple, the

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  • Comics’ Infinite Scroll: To The Rim and Beyond

    Comics’ Infinite Scroll: To The Rim and Beyond0

    The launch of Stela, a new comics app which publishes titles optimized for the downward scrolling function of smartphones, has kicked up some talk about Scott McCloud’s Reinventing Comics. Published in 2000 as a sequel to Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics considers the kinds of innovations that McCloud believed would advance the medium. He paid particular attention to

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