Category Archives: Books

Weekend Reads: Tetris

Tetris, Box Brown Almost everyone I know grew up playing Tetris. It’s an addictive, unending puzzle that hooks you with brightly colored, geometric, stackable blocks. But not everyone knows the story of how Tetris came to be. That’s where Box Brown and his latest nonfiction

Weekend Reads: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World, Shannon Hale & Dean Hale Doreen Green is a bit… different from other fourteen-year-olds. She has super strength, enhanced senses, and a fluffy squirrel tail that she has to hide in the seat of her pants. And who runs

Langston Hughes on Democracy, Racism, and the American Dream

Langston Hughes was born James Mercer Langston Hughes on February 1, 1901. He was a celebrated black poet and a frontrunner of the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes was one of the pioneers of Jazz Poetry, a style which greatly influenced the Beat Generation. His poignant lyricism immortalized the lives

Weekend Reads: Moonshine #3

Moonshine #3, Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso In the third installation of Moonshine, Lou Pirlo either has horrible luck, is experiencing the worst week of his life, or should just stay as far away from the woods as possible. After being chased by the werewolf

Weekend Reads: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, Jenny Lawson To be honest, I don’t read a lot of nonfiction. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say it’s been a while since I’ve read a memoir as hilariously poignant as it is poignant. Jenny

Weekend Reads: Peter Panzerfaust #1

Peter Panzerfaust #1, Kurtis Wiebe & Tyler Jenkins Daring to re-imagine a tale as beloved and revered by readers as J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s story, Peter Pan, can be daunting. It takes a certain kind of creative team, and Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins

Weekend Reads: Newsprints

Newsprints, Ru Xu Here’s the thing– I don’t usually read Manga. I’m constantly reading comics and graphic novels, but Manga as a medium for story telling has never appealed to me in the same way. That being said, when Ru Xu’s clearly Manga -inspired debut,

Weekend Reads: Moonshine #2

Moonshine #2, Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso Issue No. 2 of Moonshine begins with the appearance of a mutilated body and a really bad hangover. Lou Pirlo is still recovering from his night in the woods, fretting over his inevitable call to “Joe the Boss”

Weekend Reads: Violent Love #1

Violent Love #1, Frank J. Barbiere & Victor Santos The first issue of Violent Love by Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos, titled The Ballad of Daisy Jane, reminds me a bit of The Princess Bride. That is, if The Princess Bride took place in

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