High Brow Seamstresses
Threads at the Richard Levy Gallery
The Richard Levy Gallery isn't exactly known for peddling crafts. The gallery specializes in showcasing some of the most radical cutting edge art in town. For this reason, it might surprise many people to learn that the current exhibit at the gallery features work by artists who share a common interest in sewing.
So, you've been slapping plastic on retail counters all over the state for a month, buying mountains and mountains of gifts for everyone from your closest family and friends to your third Ukrainian cousin thrice removed who you've never met and aren't entirely sure even exists. Christmas—praise Jesus—is over, and it's time to start spending money on someone who really matters: yourself.
Set in a tiny village in Karzistan many centuries in the future, Ryman's latest novel involves an experimental communications system, implanted in subjects' brains, that goes haywire. Advance readers say that carefully crafted characters and political nuances set this book apart from less accomplished science fiction.
Bust is the magazine "for women with something to get off their chests." In the introduction to the October issue, which is dedicated to darkness, editor-in-chief Debbie Stoller introduces readers to the spectrum of dark femininity.
I Am Therefore I Think
Consciousness: A User's Guide
Over the last few billion years, simple single-celled entities gradually evolved into mind-bogglingly complex forms, ultimately resulting in humanity. How is it that such a mish-mash of chemicals and molecules ever came together to give us the almost miraculous ability to sense the world and our place within it?
The Farther Shore: Ireland's Long Road to Peace
A terrorist to some, a hero to others, Adams' eighth book is certainly biased, but it does provide an eye-opening glimpse into the mind of Ireland's leading nationalist. He now seems to believe that peace is possible. Let's hope he's right.
Playwright Tony Kushner ventures into children's literature with Brundibar, a picture book based on a Czech opera that was performed by children in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. It's artsy and weird, so artsy, weird kids will probably love it.
With a hidden chameleon on each page and some very creative groupings, Jolivet's picture book provides an extraordinary tour of the animal kingdom that both kids and adults will enjoy. This would make a very cool present for youngsters ages 4 to 8.