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By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

This Week on Well Read TV: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks about Writings on the Wall

This week on Well Read, bestselling author and NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest nonfiction endeavor, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White (2016)—co-authored by Raymond Obstfeld—and released on August 23. A collection of essays written “in […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Do not be deceived: despite this video’s noncommittal charm, you definitely need to get your hands on a copy of Amy Schumer’s most recent success, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (Gallery). As soon as possible. Since we don’t know anything about Schumer’s bank account (inferences aside, of course—fame pays, as they say), our heartfelt recommendation of […]

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All the Best Books Compilation: Narrative Nonfiction

All the Best Books Compilation: Narrative Nonfiction

There are three more categories to review as we look at the All the Best Books Compilation, a resource that compiles the results of 172 different authoritative awards and best-of-the-year selections to find the books from 2014 that were mentioned most often. A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed the best books of the year […]

Record Collecting and the Power of Music: Joshua Harmon’s The Annotated Mixtape
By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Record Collecting and the Power of Music: Joshua Harmon’s The Annotated Mixtape

I started reading some of essays that comprise Joshua Harmon’s The Annotated Mixtape years ago as they appeared in journals. The author and I went to college together in Vermont, so I have been following his writing career for years now. And last year he came out with The Annotated Mixtape and a short story collection, A […]

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Understanding Ferguson: James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time
By January 22, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Understanding Ferguson: James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time

Reading James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time (1962) has been revelatory. Baldwin never minced words and his appraisal of the racism of his time is directly linked to ours and the protests in Ferguson. It’s a short book that I highly recommend. James Baldwin was the American author of such classic works as Go Tell It […]

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