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Chicago Public Schools Pull Graphic Novel Persepolis

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Update, 5:15p.m.: Chicago Public Schools have rescinded the order to yank Persepolis from the shelves. This is great news! [Chicago Tribune]

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is one of the best series of graphic novels that I have ever read. I recommend it to everyone. And I read a lot of graphic novels. The memoirs recount Satrapi’s childhood in Iran following the Islamic Revolution and the increasing strictures on the life of an artsy young woman who is increasingly at odds with the fundamentalist Muslim religious police.

It’s touching, inspiring, and educational — and I’m far from the first person to point out that graphic novels are a great way to get young adults who don’t love to read to engage with literature.

So why, then, have the books been pulled out of Chicago Public Schools? Keep reading »

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of June 24th 2008

MUSIC

  • Girl Talk, Feed The Animals
    Whether you need to start a party or just like to dance with yourself, Girl Talk’s fourth album, Feed The Animals is the kind of unceasingly hot record that is mixed to booty-shakin’ perfection. The follow up to his Night Ripper record, Girl Talk aka, Gregg Gillis, is as irresistible as his beats. He is a true DJ who reconstitutes your favorite tracks like David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel and even the Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge into a whole new interconnected playlist that would make even Ruth Bader Ginsberg get down. Best of all, Girl Talk likes to give it away. The album is free to download! (Well, it’s actually being released Coldplay-style, and he’s accepting donations of any amount.)
  • Motley Crue, Saints of LA
    Everything from the 80’s is making a comeback. There’s a new Motley Crue on shelves with the same LA sound and miraculously the same line-up. Skip over the pop fluff of the title track “Saints of LA”, and go for the metal meat of “Mothereffer of the Year”. We could watch Tommy drum for another 20 years and totally get why Pam Anderson can’t seem to let him go.
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