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V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

Book Review

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
Jo Anne Fredrikson

Culture Shock

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

Book Review

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

Book Review

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
“Stimulator (Red)” by Lea Anderson, part of Interchange at Harwood Art Center

Culture Shock

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

Book Review

Peeking Through Keyholes

Review by Renée Chavez

The Miniaturist

Delicious mysteries and secrets abound in this rich tale of a 17th-century Amsterdam bride.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015

Arts Feature

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.
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V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015

Book Review

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
From a 1927 edition illustrated by Frans De Geetere.

Lit Oblivion

Cruel Songs

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

Arts Feature

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.”
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V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
Sherman Alexie hopes you’ll HEAD to your local independent bookstore this Saturday.

Arts Feature

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.
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V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014

Book Review

Reel It In …

Review by Mark Lopez

Live Bait

Characters shine in this novel about a small Italian town and the fishing, biking and music that drive its inhabitants.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Beautiful You

Get Lit

Beautiful provocateur

From big names like Chuck Palahniuk and Gail Sheehy to local lore-lovers Ray John de Aragón and Benjamin Radford, Albuquerque’s the place to be for literary events this week.
Free wishes? What could go wrong?
Caroline Graham

Stage Whispers

Careful what you wish for

Lit adaptations featuring life’s delicious complexity hit the stage with The Monkey’s Paw and The Member of the Wedding.
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014

Books

The Horse Race for Literature’s Top Prize

Place your bets now

By Randyn Charles Bartholomew [ Tue Oct 7 2014 1:15 PM ]
Think you know something about literature? Maybe you should put your money where your mouth is.
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