Tuesday 3/28: William Daniels discusses and signs There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others....more
Sunday 3/26: Check out some rad writers on the topic of food: More Than a Single Story: Reclaiming Our Food. Carolyn Holbrook moderates panel of writers and community leaders as they discuss the colonization and commodification of food. Panelists include Pakou Hang, LaDonna Redmond, Princess Titus, and Diane Wilson....more
This week, a woman mysteriously becomes pregnant with a lizard egg in a short story at Guernica that is weird, funny, and surprisingly sweet. By Benjamin Schaefer, Prose Editor of Fairy Tale Review, “Lizard-Baby” explores themes of motherhood, difference, and community, and all through the fresh new lens of immaculate lizard-birth....more
Something to spend your weekend thinking about: Maybe instead of trying to end death Silicon Valley should be working on making life better for people living?
Do we need robot lanes now?
This is the second White Noise article about color I’ve linked to this week but I regret nothing....more
Don’t have enough to be terrified of? Let’s ask a near future speculative writer to tell us why we’re completely unprepared for the next pandemic!
Welp, here come the robocops (in Dubai).
Sometimes you need some 1960s DIY horror movie makeup....more
The 2017 Whiting Award winners were announced today. The award gives ten emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry a significant cash infusion ($50,000). Previous award winners include Jeffrey Eugenides, David Foster Wallace, Denis Johnson, Mary Karr, and Elif Batuman....more
You’ll never believe this amazing sales technique! A bookstore is making clickbait headlines from classic novel plots.
April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day and a Seattle area store is issuing a challenge to readers: visit 19 participating stores get your bookstore passport stamped....more
Lisa See discusses and signs The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane....more
At Catapult, Arielle Robbins writes a powerful story of coping with the legacy of sexual abuse. “From the Abuse Survivor’s Workbook” delivers the story, as the title suggests, in segments from the guided-journaling workbook sometimes prescribed as part of therapy, offering glimpses into the memories, anxieties, and daily life of the story’s survivor, Brie....more
Jordan Ritter Conn tells a devastating story about a group of people connected around the Pulse nightclub shooting for The Ringer. [Note: gun violence, descriptions of the attack.]
Could gondolas be the next frontier for public transportation? Duncan Geere’s informative piece explores the possibilities at How We Get To Next....more
The New Yorker on Catherine Opie, all-American subversive. (is a very good thing to read)....more
Seems like a good time to ask “What would Europe look like if every secession movement had succeeded?”
Welcome to Mars, land of perpetual jet lag.
At least the great whites off Cape Cod are doing well....more
Chen Chen reading and signing When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities....more