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31 October 2018

The Spirit of the Trail

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The Spirit of the Trail by Carrie Morgridge with Ross Sellers is an account of the 46 day bicycle journey undertaken by Morgridge and her husband John in the summer …

07 October 2018

What is Love by Pauli Rose Libsohn

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This book is a love letter to Mitzi Libsohn, the author’s mother. It is ostensibly about the love story of her parents and the poetry that sprang from that relationship, …

15 August 2018

Jennifer Egan: Emerald City and Other Stories

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Jennifer Egan must be a wise soul. I would love to sit down with her and ask for her advice about my own life. She just seems to know so …

08 August 2018

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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I loved Jane Austen. And I loved this modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. It perfectly updates the story to capture all of the same themes and it made me …

12 July 2018

Art by the Book: Beginning Color Mixing

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Kimberly Adams’ Beginning Color Mixing: Tips and Techniques for Mixing Vibrant Colors and Cohesive Palettes is a fantastic book for new artists wanting to learn more about color in a way that …

22 June 2018

Art by the Book: Practical Calligraphy

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George Thomson’ s Practical Calligraphy is a small book full of big ideas. It introduces the history and uses of calligraphy in straightforward and inspiring ways, from ancient Mesopotamia, through …

16 June 2018

Educated by Tara Westover

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A memoir from a Mormon woman raised in Idaho by fundamentalist parents, who survived a violent childhood and sub-par homeschooling and managed to attain a PhD. Interesting logline, right? I …

09 June 2018

Fraver by Design: Theatre History by the Book

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I think most coffee table books are a little stupid, seemingly designed just to occupy uncomfortable company while you’re off, I don’t know, platting the hors d’oeuvres? They clutter up …

03 June 2018

Two Arguments About The Goldfinch

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Since Donna Tartt’s debut, in which she was introduced to the world in an 8-page interview in Vanity Fair, she has amassed a cult of devotees. I am such a …

02 March 2018

Exclusive Interview: Modern Whore author Andrea Werhun

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For a year I anticipated the release of my friend Andrea Werhun’s memoir Modern Whore, about her experience working as a sex worker in a Toronto escort service. I was …

08 November 2017

No, I Can’t Draw

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Stop telling me I can draw. I’ve always been that person who insists that “anyone can sing” if they learn correctly. But, after my latest exercise in attempting to draw, …

21 September 2017

Gabe Hudson’s Gork

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Perhaps young adult fiction is not my thing. Perhaps I am a little too old, a little too far removed from high school. Whatever the reason, this book, full of …

25 July 2017

SDCC ’17 Panel: The Engine of New at DC

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Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con This year, DC Comics is attempting one of the hardest games in comics: inventing new heroes. This …

23 July 2017

SDCC ’17 On the Floor: Comics Makers & Sellers

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Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con San Diego Comic-Con at its heart is about one thing: Comics. More and more, TV and film …

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