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Who knows what is going on with the weather these days? (Well, climate scientists.) Whether you’re lounging outside or stuck indoors, it’s a season best experienced with a book. This spring readers are faced yet again with an embarrassment of riches—so many books!—of which this is just a sampler platter. A little of this, a little of that: there’s something here for everyone. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid A dreamy, fable-like romance broken open by global...
The day after the election, I called in sick to work, renewed my testosterone prescription, and read a book. I expect that, minus the middle bit, I was not alone in my impulse to sleep off and read through the previous night’s very real nightmare. The book I turned to was Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide, and honestly I read it because it was the shortest book in my to-read pile and because I...
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, a reported 2.5 million people around the world marched in solidarity with women and the feminist community. Yet while the Women’s March certainly received its fair share of criticism and critique, the most divisive blowback didn’t spout from the shriveled mouth of Piers Morgan, but from the feminist community itself. Many were discouraged by the initial failure of the Women’s March to place women of color in leadership roles....
You probably think that’s clickbait. It’s not. And it’s true. I don’t read books. You wouldn’t know it from all the books I own. They’re overwhelmingly nonfiction and run the gamut: everything from fellatio, cunnilingus, and African-based class war movements to educational psychology, LGBTQ+ microaggressions, and Black feminism. I love to read and I do it often. I just don’t read books. I used to read them all the time. In fact, as a child I...

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