Tales from the Gunpowder Chronicles by Jeannie Lin


B- Tales from the Gunpowder Chronicles by Jeannie Lin November 12, 2019 · Jeannie Lin Historical: OtherNovellaRomanceScience Fiction/FantasySteampunk I’ve been in a reading rut lately. It’s the worst feeling in the world, and my solution has been to try novellas instead. They’re less intimidating than full-length books: it’s an hour of my time instead of […]

The Lebanese Street Asks: ‘Which Is Stronger, Sect or Hunger?’


“Sectarian leaders have been keeping voters captive,” Karim Emile Bitar, a political scientist and professor at Lebanon’s renowned Saint Joseph University, told me, when we met for dinner in Beirut in mid-November. “If you are pessimistic you can say that sectarianism will be back with a vengeance. That this [series of protests] is a mirage […]

No More Nice Dems


In the realm of state government, the Republican Party is wiping the floor with the Democrats. The 2016 elections are remembered for the presidential race, but they also gave the GOP control of sixty-eight state legislative chambers to the Democrats’ thirty-one. Amazingly, the lives of almost half of the national population came under the sway […]

Podcast 379, Your Transcript is Ready!


The transcript for Podcast 379. Dystopian Futures, Burnout, and More with Alyssa Cole has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. Click here to subscribe to The Podcast → The post Podcast 379, Your Transcript is Ready! appeared first on NeedaBook. The post Podcast 379, Your Transcript […]

The Art of Losing


In 1970 Robert Lowell was a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Elizabeth Hardwick was at home in New York with their thirteen-year-old daughter, Harriet. Hardwick felt overwhelmed trying to manage the family’s affairs. “Cal,” she wrote to Lowell, “I can’t cope. I have gotten so that I simply cannot bear it. Each […]

A Message from Your Candidate


Friends, what we are proving together in this campaign is that running for president doesn’t need to involve sucking up to deep pockets and taking under-the-table selfies with fat-cat donors. It can involve nothing more than simple email bludgeoning of people holding down two/three jobs, folks on fixed incomes—people like yourself, Purdence, whose average contribution […]

DANIEL SANTOS o Daniel Doroteo Santos Betancourt


Daniel Santos DANIEL SANTOS Daniel Doroteo Santos Betancourt, su nombre de pila, nació en Santurce, Puerto Rico, el 5 de febrero de 1916 y falleció en Ocala, Florida, Estados Unidos, el 27 de noviembre de 1992. Cantante de bolero, plena, guaracha, rumba cubana, y guajira,  músico y  compositor. Integró el coro de su escuela. Fue […]

Angels, Contemporary Romance, & More


The Kingmaker Chronicles Complete Set The Kingmaker Chronicles Complete Set by Amanda Bouchet is $2.99! This sale, I believe, ends tomorrow at some point, so get this one while you can. It collects the complete Kingmaker Chronicles series. I really loved this series; you can read my review of the first book here. However, there are other […]

An Unfinished Revolution


When Henry Louis Gates Jr. set out to produce a documentary series on Reconstruction for PBS, he wisely invited Eric Foner to serve as his senior scholarly adviser. Together they assembled many of the very best historians working in the field to guide viewers through four superb hours on the history and significance of Reconstruction. […]

Podcast 378, Your Transcript is Ready!


The transcript for Podcast 378. Owning Your Anger and Being Yourself: Live from East City Books with Andie J. Christopher has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. Click here to subscribe to The Podcast → The post Podcast 378, Your Transcript is Ready! appeared first on […]

The Heroines of America’s Black Press


The African-American press of the nineteenth century was a lively, dynamic, insistently visible force for change. Crucial to many of these publications was the exceptional work of black women. These journalists were of the black elite and the working class, the free-born and the formerly enslaved. They were a mix of wives and mothers and […]

Staff Picks: Royals, Rothkos, and Realizations


Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Caffe Trieste, 2012. Photo: Christopher Michel (CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://ift.tt/2E6q6du). Via Wikimedia Commons. I have always loved November. I don’t know if that’s because I was born in it or because it’s when fall becomes the cruelest version of itself. The air bites; the final leaves fall to the ground. Either way, […]