Posts tagged "literature"

Joyce Carol Oates: “Yes, But What Does ISIS Do For Fun?”

Surely ISIS has some fun, positive traits!

Bronwyn Isaac | November 23, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Romance Novelist Revealed As Plagiarist After Writing 75 Books In 5 Years

Does it seem to anyone else like the romance genre has been in the news a lot this year? First, it was that very strange Holocaust-themed novel being

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 28, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Who Are Your Favorite Female Literary Characters?

Reddit user specfreader asked the r/Books community yesterday: Who is your favorite female book character? As the answers came in, an interesting trend emerged. Take a look at

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 26, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Hugo Awards See Huge Loss For Vox Day And The Sad Puppies

The Hugo Awards – probably the now-second-most prominent sci-fi and fantasy awards outside of the Nebulas – were awarded on Saturday. You might recall that there was a huge controversy

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 25, 2015 - 2:07 pm

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 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Earth Day Edition!

It’s the one day of the year we acknowledge this beautiful planet of ours and all the ways we’ve destroyed it!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 22, 2015 - 5:36 pm

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 13, 2015 - 6:10 pm

Why Campus Rape News Coverage Is Failing Rape Victims

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 7, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Fifty Shades Of Grey Tattoos Tell Me Everything I Need To Know About Fifty Shades Of Grey

I never read any of the Fifty Shades of Grey books, because 1) I was advised not to read it by my very good friend who was reading it voraciously…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Reads: Get In Trouble By Kelly Link

I was the kind of kid who eschewed children’s literature for Mary Higgins Clark and Steven King by the time I was maybe six or seven. By ten I was…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Reads: After Birth By Elisa Albert

To get this out of the way from the get-go, Elisa Albert’s After Birth is going to offend a lot of sensitive people, some for the following reasons:…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2015 - 10:15 am

4chan Drove A Book Vlogger Off Of YouTube For Existing As A Book Vlogger On YouTube — But What Classy Thing Will They Do Next?

Classy as always, 4chan used its collective powers to drive a book vlogger off of YouTube with comments on her channel that were in turns condescending, mansplaining, and vulgar. She…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

How Did Dr. Seuss Create Green Eggs And Ham?

Ever wondered what corner of Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s brain Green Eggs and Ham came from? As it turns out, it came from the part that takes dares. The iconic…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Two More Women Are Suing Bill Cosby For Defamation

Two women have joined alleged rape victim Tamara Green in her defamation suit against Bill Cosby and his lawyer. [Death and Taxes]
What lies do you believe about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 6, 2015 - 6:00 pm

What Do You Do When The Things You Love Don’t Match Up With Your Politics?

I already knew, without acknowledging it, exactly, that Kurt Vonnegut and women were an awkward mix at best. Kurt Vonnegut didn’t write women well — he wrote women who weren’t…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The New Zelda, The Future Of Video Games, And Empathy

Despite the fact that I love video games, I don’t really keep up with news about them — I just kind of hear about games, play them, and if I…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Read The Cringe-Worthy Passage That Won The Bad Sex In Fiction Award

I am by no means a prude, but I’m more than happy to admit that reading sex scenes in fiction (or nonfiction, for that matter) skeeves me out a little.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 5, 2014 - 4:30 pm