Category Archives: Books

Weekend Reads: Loose Ends #2

Loose Ends #2, Jason Latour & Chris Brunner Issue 1 of Loose Ends is all about introducing the key players in Jason Latour’s four-part southern mystery. Issue 2, in a wonderful turn of pace, is mostly dedicated to telling their backstory. It becomes clear that

Weekend Reads: Rumble, Vol. 3

Rumble Vol. 3, John Arcudi & James Harren I’ve said it before and I’ll say it here again: if you like comics (more specifically, comics with monsters in them) and you’re not reading Rumble,  you’re making a mistake. John Arcudi and James Harren are an

18 Timeless F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most well-known voices of the Jazz Age. He dedicated most of his literary career to the study and interpretation of the 1920s flapper, otherwise known as the modern woman. Whether or not Fitzgerald did a good job of

Weekend Reads: Americanah

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Did you know there are almost a million international students studying in the US at any given time? Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on this phenomenon by giving us Americanah. The story follows Ifemelu, an international student from Nigeria, who has to face

28 Girl Power Quotes by Women Writers

It’s International Women’s Day! This means it’s prime time to reflect on everything we have accomplished so far. From securing the right to vote, to being included fairly and rightfully in the nerd sphere, to leading a march with nearly 5 million participants worldwide. Feminism has accomplished

Weekend Reads: Join the Resistance

Star Wars: Join the Resistance, Ben Acker & Ben Blacker It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan. My location on twitter is listed as Bespin. It also happens that I’m wearing a Star Wars t-shirt as I write this. When I found

Weekend Reads: Ether #2

Ether #2, Matt Kindt & David Rubín If you were to ask me what my favorite thing about Ether has been so far, I’d have to say it’s the stark juxtaposition between Earth and what lies beyond the portal Boone travels through. While earth is

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

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