V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015
literature, arts, reading
Crafting my Winter Reading List
Getting cozy with the female greats
By Maggie Grimason [ Tue Nov 10 2015 11:34 AM ]
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.
Take the quiz here.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015
The Daily Word in Halloween, Feminism, and Leonardo DiCaprio
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 29 2015 11:20 AM ]
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.
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.20 | 5/14/2015
The Ties That Bind
Review by Erika Hanson
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
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Summer reading so good you’ll unburden yourself from gravity and float through the heat waves.
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
The Center of Her Own World
Review by Leo P. Neufeld
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.16 | 4/16/2015
Do you believe in ... theater?
Bathe yourself in culture with Bless Me, Ultima, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins and the April Placitas Artists Series.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
The Rebel, the Heart and the Liar
Review by Renée Chavez
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.11 | 3/12/2015
The Liar, the French and the IKEA Wardrobe
Review by Randyn Charles Bartholomew
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.
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
We can do it!
Harwood Art Center packs an unbelievable amount of art into one stunning night, plus one rogue accountant and one NYT-bestselling author.
V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
Peeking Through Keyholes
Review by Renée Chavez
Delicious mysteries and secrets abound in this rich tale of a 17th-century Amsterdam bride.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015
The Pause Is Gone
Kate Braverman on writers, readers and standardized America
By Mark Lopez
Cult author Kate Braverman brandishes a fierce outlook and strong opinions on everything from the primacy of Sylvia Plath to the lost art of reading.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
Texts from a Hilarious Mind
Review by Mike Smith
Texts From Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters
A simple premise—literary characters and authors texting—leads to hilarious results.
V.24 No.1 | 1/1/2015
Comte de Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror
By Ian Wolff
A bizarre, profane classic of Surrealism is resurrected in Ian Wolff’s Lit Oblivion.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
A Long-Lost Field Guide for the Soul
Rediscover an ecstatic, mystic book of nature writing
By Nora Hickey
How a slender volume unearthed by Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams in a dusty bookstore became the antidote to “a poverty of the soul.”
V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
For the Love of Books
Authors get in your face for Indies First
By Ian Wolff
Authors hit the sales floor this Saturday to support some of your favorite independent bookstores.
Too Close To Touch • rock, alternative at The Co-Op
Poses & Pints at Marble Brewery Westside Tap Room
Joseph Badal Book Signing at Treasure House BooksMore Recommended Events ››