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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- I've been thinking about this book for weeks now, and I'm still not quite sure how to go about writing about it. There is no shortage of well produced, informative, inspiring cookbooks around, but sometimes something really special comes along, and t
Wanting to escape to a cabin in the woods but still have plenty to read? Look no further.credit: Studio Padron Wanting to escape to a cabin in the woods but still have plenty to read? Look no further.
I argue that it is much easier to live with the idea of factive rational support if one combines this view with a Wittgensteinian account of the structure of rational evaluation, and it is also much easier to embrace a Wittgensteinian account of the
OED Word of the Day: akakia, n. A cloth bag believed to contain earth or dust, shown in the hands of some eastern Roman emperors and consuls on coins and medals
I wrote about the launch party forEvolution of Desire: A Life of Ren Girard,hosted by arguably the most hospitable couple at Stanford, Marilyn and Irvin Yalom, a while ago here.It cast a spell over all of us, I think. A few guests have drifted up to
Family Sports: Knit and Crochet American Thread ~ 1968? I immediately grabbed this knitting pattern when I saw the Nehru jacket on the cover. In the 60s, the Nehru jacket made its way into US men’s fashions via the Beatles The post Nehru Ja
Yes, it is a problem for political legitimacy if political decisions are made that are in conflict with what we know would be the right thing to do. But sometimes we only have this knowledge in hindsight or in a form that is not easily shared and not
We love Andrew Larsen’s new book, The Bagel King, about Eli, whose Sunday morning ritual involves his grandfather arriving with bagels fresh from the bakery. Sometimes Zaida lets Eli come with him, and Eli gets a pickle from the big jar beh
OED Word of the Day: patte de velours, n. A cat's paw with the claws retracted, used allusively to refer to strength or determination masked by apparent gentleness or docility
Today’s “Why This Book Should Win” fiction entry is from Rachel Cordasco, former BTBA judge, and curator of Speculative Fiction in Translation. Radiant Terminus by Antoine Volodine, translated from the French by Jeffrey
More Designer Sweatshirts with Applique Designs for Women Mulari 1986 I am a firm believer that a sweatshirt with an applique or decoration is a fashion “no” unless you have a job where you work with children. (Team sports sweatsh
earth the story theyre breaking legible only if intact not hoarded sold to speculators prospectors petrochemical lords nor ignored in the orogenies of daily new/s New poetry by Susan Barba. The post Ore appeared first on 3:AM Magazine.By Susan Barba.
Everything about the world that I didn’t learn from reading I know about from the stretch of city block below our front windows which are usually open in the summer. Every few months, a couple breaks up while sitting on our garden wall, and
  Why am I always super busy during club weeks? I will do catch-ups properly towards the end of the week (yes, it is already towards the end of the week, SORRY) but I’m really excited to be getting the  Why am I always sup
Dana Gioia has a superb essay over inFirst Things, “Clarify me, please, God of the galaxies,”about the Elizabeth Jennings, the only woman in the “Movement” poets of the U.K. (We’ve regularly written a
Last week, the 2018 longlists for the Best Translated Book Award were released and were loaded with books translated from the Spanish. Eight works of fiction and one poetry collection. Nine titles total out of the thirty-seven on the combined longlis
OED Word of the Day on the 90th anniverary of the first edition of the OED: pedgill, v. To work hard and painstakingly at; to plod, persevere
Million Dollar Movies: A Comedy Podcast About the Bizarro Movie Canon: danwilbur:Paste Magazine loves the Million Dollar Movies podcast! Take a look!
I chose the black penis as my current subject because I feel it needs to be seen in its beauty and outside a pornographic or purely sexual context. It can be seen political, especially nowadays where racial tensions are on the rise and unarmed black
Neuromancer, William Gibson (F, 20s, glasses, brown hair, green coat, leaf-print dress, G train)
The internet is awful, and this week I met the exciting milestone of my first report of a threat to my personal safety on Twitter. Obviously, they found the threat doesn’t violate their terms. To suggest the comment was something I actually
Mark Haber of the BTBA jury and Brazos Bookstore has today’s fiction entry in the “Why This Book Should Win” series. Affections by Rodrigo Hasbn, translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes (Bolivia, Simon & Sch
Help! I can’t think of a thing to say Schneider 1987 Girls! Are you afraid to talk to people, especially the opposite sex? Here is your book. Here are some handy filler conversation topics that should help you make friends The post Talk to
OED Word of the Day: mondongo, n. A kind of stew, usually made with offal (frequently tripe), popular esp. in Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries
Las Vegas has acknowledged Americas fame obsession and is vending it. The illusion of being a somebody. You get to be whatever you want and, better yet, you get to leave it there. Hide from your job and your boss and your kids, shed your skin and let
This Is Me, Chrissy Metz (F, 20s, curly brown hair in bun, maroon top, dark pants, standing outside Children of a Lesser God theater on Broadway)
Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Only Human (Themis Files, #3) by Sylvain NeuvelRelease Dat
Ray Robertson’s new novel, 1979, is set in Robertson’s hometown, Chatham, ON, the story Tom Buzby, of a small town paperboy who once come back from the dead and now everybody thinks he must have some uncanny knowledge of the world
Today’s entry from the BTBA poetry longlist is from writer and translator Tess Lewis, who also has a title longlisted on the fiction side of things. Things That Happen by Bhaskar Chakrabart, translated from Bengali by Arunava Sinha (India,
I’ve never done my annual round-up of reads QUITE this late in the year, and I don’t know how it’s April already. But in the spirit of better late than never, I thought I’d tell you a bit about whatI’
Molded Dishes Cookbook McIntyre 1972 I have a sick fascination for the molded food items from the 60s and 70s. Of course as a Midwesterner, Jell-o was usually on the menu at every potluck, family dinner, and general celebration. It The post Make it i
This guy told me that kicking all the sex workers off of K road was a good idea. He said K road had nothing to offer except crime and sex. He smelt like stale whiskey, mothballs and nervous sweat. He said the TPPA was a good idea. The Peoples Pharmac
Carry On, Rainbow Rowell (F, 20s, partly shaved head with bleached streak, skull patterned scarf, R train)
See the second name from the top? That’s Humble Moi. You can call me “Moi” for short. And I am personally inviting you to come to “A Company of Authors,” Prof.Peter Stansky‘s celebration of
OED Word of the Day: Lochlann, n. Chiefly in Irish contexts: a Viking, an ancient or medieval Scandinavian, a Norseman
This afternoon’s entry in the “Why This Book Should Win” series is from BTBA judge Adam Hetherington. Remains of Life by Wu He, translated from the Chinese by Michael Berry (China, Columbia University Press) I’
I was recently participating in BookBrowse's online book discussion for Vaddey Ratner's excellent novel, Music of the Ghosts, in which the main characters are survivors of the Khmer Rouge. Needless to say, since it discusses the horrors Cambodian cit
True to my resolution to try and extend my (very limited) Knitting skill set I resisted the urge to cast on another kep and had a look for something that would teach me something new. The Osaka tea cosy  in 'Knit Real Shetland' (15 knitting
Writing may be cathartic. Still, unravelling the twisted knots of memory necessarily leads to Heberts own unravelling, the suspense of his writing style resounding delayed traumas. In loose chronology, he goes on drug binges, wrestles hangovers, luxu
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (F, 30s, maroon cardigan, yellow plastic bag sticking out of large black handbag, scrolling through phone, Sweetgreen Wall St)
A faint chime tugged me out of sleep. ~ Opening of One Fell Sweep One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona AndrewsNYLA, 2016Science Fiction/Fantasy; 340 pgsSource: I purchased a copy for my own reading ple
Shy Guy’s Guide to Dating Dutter 1998 I am probably the last person that should be talking about a dating book. (I haven’t had a date since Jimmy Carter was president.) Usually dating books don’t age that well. Since tod
This morning’s entry in the “Why This Book Should Win” series is from BTBA judge and Riffraff co-owner, Emma Ramadan. Before Lyricism by Eleni Vakalo, translated from Greek by Karen Emmerich (Greece, Ugly Duckling Presse
Yep, somehow six months have passed – and the 1977 Club kicks off today. To join in, just read and review a book published in 1977 – any sort of book, any language – and put a link to yourYep, somehow six months have pas
OED Word of the Day: ogo, n. In Cornwall: a cave of natural origin in a shoreside cliff
By Ryan Chang. Gerald Murnane, Border Districts (Giramondo, 2017 and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018) According to Lukacs, the narrative writer must move with the greatest deftness between past and present so that the reader may grasp the real causal
Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson (F, 40s, bent back cover, short brown hair, 2 train)
That’s the trouble with secrets, one can never ask for forgiveness. In the highly refined world of Javier Maras, where any emotion, action, or statement can be surgically probed for pages in order to reveal every nuance and possible interpr
If anyone has considered reading my self-published books for free on Amazon Prime, now's your last chance. I'm going to be moving Blood of the Succubus, Gargoyle Dreams, Freedy Filkins, Faerie Punk, and I Live Among You to Crossroad Press. I've alway
This afternoon’s entry in the “Why This Book Should Win” series is from writer and Russian translator, Andrea Gregovich. She alsointerviews literary translatorsabout their new books for the Fiction Advocate blog. Tmas Jn