Lightning Reviews: a Cookbook, Clueless, and YA with Chinese Folklore

Lightning Reviews are back with another trio of quick thoughts on a few selected books. We have a must-have cookbook, a Clueless graphic novel, and a YA book that blends fantasy, Chinese folklore, and high school! Clueless: Senior Year author: Amber Benson While nothing can match the divine quality of the movie Clueless, the graphic novel Clueless: […]

Podcast 265, Your Transcript is Ready!

The transcript for Podcast 265. Introducing PassionFlix: An Interview with Tosca Musk and Alessandra Torre has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. ❤Click here to subscribe to The Podcast → Powered by WPeMatico The post Podcast 265, Your Transcript is Ready! appeared first on Guaripete. from […]

Nuclear Apocalypse Now?

Collection of the New-York Historical Society/Gift of Chesley Bonestell/Bridgeman Images An illustration by Chesley Bonestell for “Hiroshima, U.S.A.” in Collier’s, August 5, 1950 Seventy-two years ago, the United States launched a pre-emptive nuclear strike against a hated faraway Asian nation. The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which killed some 146,000 men, women, and […]

Staff Picks: Pranks, Prints, and Penises

By The Paris Review September 22, 2017 This Week’s Reading Belkis Ayón, La cena (The Supper), 1991. Last Saturday, my roommate took us to El Museo del Barrio to see “NKAME,” a haunting retrospective of the late Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón. It is a show of paradoxes, crackling with stillness and intricate in its simplicity. Ayón’s […]

Merce Cunningham’s Legacy Plan

By Eugene Lim September 22, 2017 Revisited Revisited is a series in which writers look back on a work of art they first encountered long ago. Here, Eugene Lim revisits the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final performance. Photo: © Daniel Arkham CONAN: How do you obliterate space and time? Mr. JONES: Well, you know, sometimes, when I’ve […]

Jane Austen, the Secret Radical by Helena Kelly

I am sorry to inform you, Dear Bitches, that Jane Austen: The Secret Radical is not the stirring tale of an undercover Jane who lives a life of seeming calm while secretly running top secret missions for the abolitionist movement in the dead of night. However, it’s a fascinating nonfiction piece of detective work that […]

September 21, 2017: Podcast Recommendations

After our first and second installments of Podcast and Episode recommendations, my playlist has grown considerably. I listen to podcasts while walking my dogs and while cooking, and I find that sampling new shows is both fascinating, affirming, and intimidating. Fascinating because I learn about so many new cool things, affirming because I’m so excited […]

When Dissent Became Treason

America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History by Margaret E. Wagner, with an introduction by David M. Kennedy Bloomsbury, 371 pp., $45.00 The Great War a three-part television series produced by Stephen Ives and Amanda Pollak for PBS’s American Experience War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918 by Michael […]

Help! Infectious Boredom and Pee-Hoarding Roommates

By Lynda Barry September 21, 2017 Ask The Paris Review Have a question for Lynda Barry? Email us. A self-portrait by Lynda Barry. Dear Lynda, When you get bored, and you’re so bored you don’t even want to do anything to break up the boredom—it’s that creeping, infectious boredom that’s kind of like an anger—how do you avoid […]

Neil the Horse Rides Again

By Trina Robbins September 20, 2017 Arts & Culture The 1980s was the decade of the black-and-white comic boom—and the inevitable bust. The boom was started in part by three successful self-published comics: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest, and Dave Sim’s Cerebus the Aardvark. A comic-reading […]

The Surprising History (and Future) of Paperweights

By Chantel Tattoli September 20, 2017 Arts & Culture Illustration by Ellis Rosen On a Friday night this spring, I reported to the inaugural show at Fisher Parrish Gallery, in Bushwick. Some awfully cool looking folks were packed into the small white space. The table was laid with 117 new examples of paperweights. Almost none […]

Speaker of the Lost by Clara Coulson

It’s getting a little bleak for me, reading-wise. This was the first book I finished after 8 DNFs in a row, some of which were nonfiction and some romance or fantasy. I was pretty excited that the beginning of this story was so promising. Then it became repetitive, emotionally limited, inconsistent, and then offensive. Summary […]

Terrorism: The Lessons of Barcelona

Albert Gea/ReutersA journalist pointing to the name “Mohamed El Hichamy,” one of the suspected terrorists in the Cambrils attack, on a table of voluntary payments for the expenses of the mosque where the radical imam Abdelbaki Es Satty preached, Ripoll, north of Barcelona, August 20, 2017 As I walked home on a sunny August day […]