V.28 No.42 | 10/17/2019
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A Tale of Two Rivers
Renny Golden’s The Music of Her Rivers
The Music of Her Rivers
The Music of Her Rivers is a two-part book of poetry about the history of two rivers: the Rio Grande and the Chicago River.
V.28 No.25 | 6/20/2019
Flight of Spirit
New book celebrates the photographs of Anne Noggle
Anne Noggle’s interest in photographing older women holds a place in the canon of American photography that few have sought to match and the new book Flight of Spirit: The Photographs of Anne Noggle is a brilliant, though by no means exhaustive, collection of some of her finest work.
V.28 No.12 | 3/21/2019
Reading and Hiking
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque
Topping many Burquenos’ list of why they love living here is access to the great outdoors, but what if you’re at a loss for an excursion that fits your desired length, landscape and difficulty, or if you’re just tired of hiking the same trails every weekend?
V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Eric Williams Photography
The Literary Life
Organic Books opens up shop in Nob Hill
A new bookstore opens: a literal mom-and-pop shop that welcomes conversation, invites you to take a seat, browse and discover new authors, stories and worlds in the cozy storefront out of the cold.
V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
The Liberated Poem
An Infected Sunset by Demian DinéYazhi'
DinéYazhi' writes the hard stuff without obscuring or embroidering it with language and An Infected Sunset explores the potential of form to underscore its content.
V.27 No.29 | 7/19/2018
Books for Cooks
Five Books on Food
Alibi Food Editor’s favorite food reads
Since it’s summer and, according to Instagram, the season for reading by the pool or on the beach, here’s a list of some of Robin Babb's favorite food books.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
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David Sedaris' latest, Calypso, is both great and maddening
When he's at his best in Calypso, David Sedaris is—without too many jokes—revealing parts of himself that are hard to look at.
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
Finding Success on The New Farm
A memoir of a (profitable) organic farm
The New Farm: Our Ten Years at the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution
In The New Farm, Brent Preston gives his account of moving out to the country to start a farm, doing it successfully and creating a model that could help countless other small farmers build their business.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
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More With Less
Jodi Moreno’s first cookbook combines whole foods and big flavor
More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple
More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple is more of a “how to cook” book than a list of recipes, and good for someone who follows a largely whole foods and vegetarian diet, but who doesn’t want to sacrifice flavor.
V.27 No.15 | 4/12/2018
Beyond Ink and Whiskey
Leslie Jamison's newest work is full of feeling and analysis that leads the way to truth
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
The heart of Leslie Jamison's The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath is the grip of alcohol, its reputation as the literary choice of romantic self-destruction. It's not so much the substance itself so much as “the surplus of mystical properties” that people assign to it.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
Magic in the Medium
Luis Urrea's novel works moving literary feats
The House of Broken Angels
The House of Broken Angels is a tremendous work—full of joy, yes, but regret, too—capable of humor typed right on to the page with phrases that will provoke tears.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
New York Moments
Neon in Daylight finds a story for the directionless
Neon in Daylight
Neon in Daylight is a New York story, and ever-lurking, edgy side of the city inserts itself into the story as though it were a character as vital as any human one.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017
Print's Not Dead
A short list of the year's best books
Maggie Grimason tells of the individuals, and associated reads, which stood out in 2017.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017
Erin Adair-Hodges' poetry distills experience into verse
Erin Adair-Hodges has a knack for making the particular resonate on a universal pitch, as in one of the opening poems in her first collection, Let's All Die Happy, where she writes of childbirth, “I held him, spent, and knew then there are no truths,/just lungs that labor to form a breath, each one/knocking into the next, until/long trains of them/move a body along, which seems to/need explaining.”
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
From Ink Black to Paper White
Graphic novel Ink in Water doesn't shy away from the hard stuff
Lacy J. Davis gives structure to her life in meaningful ways in her new graphic novel Ink in Water.