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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015
Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende

Bookstore Events

“I Don't Know Any Weak Women”

A conversation with Isabel Allende

Allende illuminates her life and her work in this interview by Maggie Grimason.
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V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

literature, arts, reading

Crafting my Winter Reading List

Getting cozy with the female greats

I want to preface the following with the assertion that I am not in the habit of taking Buzzfeed quizzes. Never the less, this morning, still bleary eyed and sitting at my table, coffee in hand, I numbly scrolled through social media feeds that led me to a Buzzfeed quiz.

It begged the simple question: How many of the greatest books by women have you read?

Who curated this list? I have no idea, but it contains the literary heavyweights you'd expect as well as some contemporary writers that deserve the homage of avid readers. I took the quiz, checking off the books I knew and loved from the long list and clicked the button to get my results.

25. 25 out of 102. I pride myself on being well read, so I was understandably a little disappointed. Buzzfeed gave me this consolation, "maybe you haven't fully explored the world of books written by women, but the good news is that you now have so many wonderful books to read." No shit.

I have a friend who once spent a whole year reading only books written by women. I'm planning on a spending this winter doing the same. Thanks, Buzzfeed.

First up: White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

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V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015

The Daily Word in Halloween, Feminism, and Leonardo DiCaprio

The Daily Word

The Author of Wicked wrote about how dumb men can be in his new take on Alice in Wonderland.

Looking for your next read?

If you're not a feminist, move out the way.

I thought things may be better in Canada, but there's no borders for the patriarchy.

Albuquerque officer Daniel Webster died overnight from injuries sustained during a traffic stop last week.

Here's some Halloween party prep for you.

According to SXSW, to fight sexism, you should succumb to it.

Some last minute costume ideas for the ladies.

Leo D. may actually get an Oscar???

A grocery store in Pennsylvania isn't selling eggs to minors Oct. 24 through Nov. 1.

Finally, happy Halloween from me to you.

V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015


Where Is Edward Abbey?

The search for an environmental hero's final resting place

Author Sean Prentiss discusses his haunting new memoir about searching for the secret grave of Edward Abbey.
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V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
The Marble Orchard

Book Review

The Ties That Bind

The Marble Orchard

Dark literary thriller The Marble Orchard explores how loyalties can shape a man’s choices—and doom him.
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015

Summer Guide 2015

Swimming Holes, Cement Ponds and Summer Reading

Get your RDI of sunshine and prose

Summer reading so good you’ll unburden yourself from gravity and float through the heat waves.

Book Review

Just Say No to Prohibition

Johann Hari challenges a devastating 100-year experiment

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

We’ve lost the War on Drugs. So what’s next?
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Curious George stops by Page One at 2pm to help them celebrate their 34th birthday.

Culture Shock


Between learning contra dance, scoping artsy houses from the inside and celebrating both Independent Bookstore Day and Free Comic Book Day, there’s no time for boredom in ABQ.

Book Review

Radical Quest and Loss

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

One worked from within the establishment while one sought to overthrow it. David Gessner finds a deep love for the American West in the work of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey.
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V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

Book Review

The Center of Her Own World

The First Bad Man

The multitalented Miranda July—filmmaker, short story writer and artist—has finally released her first novel, the story of an unexciting woman who learns karate and finds her careful control over life slipping.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

Book Review

The Rebel, the Heart and the Liar

When the Doves Disappeared

Nuanced characters enrich this lush story of human connection between a willfully ignorant woman and her Nazi lover.
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015

Book Review

Flaws and All

Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor personalizes a legend

The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Former journalist and London mayor Boris Johnson’s vigorous, readable take reveals the legend for what he was—human, flawed and interesting as hell.
V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015

Book Review

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Inanity

Find It In Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore

The heart wants what the heart wants. But probably it wants something with a little more substance than this celebrity vanity project.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

Book Review

Awkward in Our Own Skin

Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet

A warm and funny YA novel about finding your true self from Albuquerque author Jenny Ruden.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015

Book Review

The Liar, the French and the IKEA Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe: A Novel

The long, weird title is only the first of many enjoyable quirks in this beguiling French satire.
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