Posts tagged "books"

Listen To Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Zadie Smith Chat About Race, Feminism & Writing

“The women in my world don’t have to wait because they’re women.”…

Megan Reynolds / August 31, 2015

Librarians Are Delivering Books By Bike To Low-Income Neighborhoods

Low-income neighborhoods aren’t just susceptible to be food deserts – they can also be book deserts. Underfunded and understaffed libraries as well as prohibitive distances to libraries mean that kids who live in poverty don’t always have the access to books that they should.
Librarians are a crafty and resourceful lot, though, and

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 26, 2015

Hey Kids, Pull Up A Chair And Let Us Tell You The Story Of Burning Man

If you’ve got a kid or two, surely the thought of taking them to Burning Man has crossed your mind. It has, hasn’t it? What better place for children than a desert wonderland full of adults getting in touch with their inner children? Thank your lucky stars, there’s a book for that.
Peter Armenia married…

Megan Reynolds / August 19, 2015

The 8 Best Books Of 2015 (So Far!), Dammit

TIME plopped out a quick microaggression of a list of the 10 best books of the year thus far, and while it consists of some reads that are quite good, it is completely lacking in diversity. That they felt it was okay to publish a list of books that completely ignores the truly excellent work…

Megan Reynolds / August 14, 2015

The 16 (Actual) Best Books For Men To Read

Forget Esquire’s mammoth ode to white, male authors – these books will help men get by in today’s society.

Michael Chiodo / August 11, 2015

Get Out The Kleenex, The Trailer For “Room” Has Arrived

Emma Donoghue’s Room WRECKED ME. I mean, I’m pretty sure it did the same thing to everyone who read it, because what’s not soul-destroying (in the best possible way, because it’s fiction) about a mother raising her son Jack in a small room, where they’ve been held captive since before he was born? Brie Larso…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2015

“Fox & Friends” Hosts Are Mad At Harper Lee For Ruining White Hero Atticus Finch

They also don’t seem to understand that Gregory Peck and Atticus Finch are two different people. …

Robyn Pennacchia / July 13, 2015

What It Takes … To Write A Novel (Part 3!)

Presenting the best advice on writing a novel, from novelists James Tadd Adcox, Susan Breen, and Kathleen Rooney! Plus, enter to win an amazing prize, including a 10-week fiction writing course!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

What It Takes … To Write A Novel (Part 2!)

Presenting the best advice on writing a novel, from novelists James Tadd Adcox, Susan Breen, and Kathleen Rooney! Plus, enter to win an amazing prize, including a 10-week fiction writing course!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 7, 2015

The Frisky’s Summer Reading Guide

Spend all summer reading – or throw this guide in the ocean and walk away. Your call. …

Megan Reynolds / June 26, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Don’t Go Outside, Read These Books

We are in the throes of the first long weekend of the summer, so your dance calendar is most likely full of barbecues and picnics, but if you’re using this time to recharge and eschew the warm embrace of humanity for the equally sweet embrace of your own private solitude, here are three books to

Megan Reynolds / May 25, 2015

Frisky Reads: Spinster Examines The Single Life, Comes Up Short

The pressure to get married is insidious, sneaking up on you when you least expect it. No matter how you feel about your own fate, the world around you is sprinkled with tiny reminders, from your cousin’s giant engagement ring to the horrible targeted ads you get on Facebook after watching just ONE hungover maratho…

Megan Reynolds / April 21, 2015

Get Excited! Patti Smith Is Releasing A New Memoir, M Train, This Fall

Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, is one of my favorite reads of the last couple of years, so I’m so pumped by the news that she’ll be releasing a followup memoir, called M Train, this fall. According to her publisher Knopf:

M Train is a journey through eighteen “stations.” It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Lost River,” Play A Dark Room & Slow-Roast Some Salmon

ALSO: “Game of Thrones,” you guys. “GAME OF THRONES.”…

Megan Reynolds / April 12, 2015

Frisky Reads: Read Bottom Up Is All of Us And It’s Great

My Gchat history is a wasteland of eight plus years of frantic missives sent to friends — often copy/pasted for maximum broadcast efficiency — dissecting the date I had last night (or if we’re calling a spade a spade, the drunken flirtation and half-handy I gave last night) and how to best fake casual disaffectedness i…

Beejoli Shah / April 8, 2015

Why Campus Rape News Coverage Is Failing Rape Victims

Plus, what the heck are “painful anime bags”?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 7, 2015

Teach Kids Their Feminist ABCs With The Help Of These Rad American Women

I don’t have kids (yet!) but that pesky little details isn’t going to stop me from buying this, well, rad children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z written by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, ASAP. Published by City Lights Press, the book aims to teach kids their ABCs while also getting them u…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2015

Frisky Reads: Hausfrau By Jill Alexander Essbaum

Oh, what to do with Hausfrau? I promised myself when I started reviewing books that I wouldn’t give negative reviews, under the premise that if if I didn’t have anything nice to say, I shouldn’t say anything at all. But Hausfrau has me stuck: I can give an unmitigated glowing review of two-thirds of the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Top 5 Favorite Billboard Essays: Nick Hornby Reflects On High Fidelity, 20 Years Later

If you’re in your mid-twenties or older, you may have been wondering what Nick Hornby’s thoughts on the ultimate fate of the characters in High Fidelity. Well! Fear not. He has written a short retrospective essay about his novel-form love song for record shops for Billboard.
More interesting than his short insights on what Ro…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015
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