Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:43am
Rebecca Solnit

Solnit reminds us that our actions matter even when they seem trivial.

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 8:33pm
Ocean's 8

In 2012, stand-up comedian John Mulaney joked that there could never be an all-female heist movie: “Ocean’s 11 with women wouldn’t work, because two would keep breaking off to talk shit about the other nine.”

From a less capable comic, or post #MeToo, this might have registered as sexist; at the time, it simply seemed true. After all, the idea that women might have something to contribute to historically male cinematic territory was relatively new and unexplored.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 8:07pm
Sava's salad

I hate salad. Should I be more coy about that? Probably. But in the interest of journalistic integrity, it’s important that you have all the facts. To me, salad is the depressing pile of leaves you have to eat when your friend invites you over for dinner because it would be rude not to. It’s what you order when you go out to lunch with your mom so she’ll think that you’re a functioning human adult. It’s the universe’s sad, bitter yin to cake’s delicious yang.     

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:12pm
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All of this sounds like exactly what you would want in a mid-semester, turn-your-brain-off-and-enjoy read, with one major problem: It’s really not very good.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:07pm
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De los Santos writes fiction like a poet, every word lovingly chosen, and in her capable hands even the simplest things sparkle.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 11:43am
Author Tayari Jones

The narrative is instantly classic: one part “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one part “The Count of Monte Cristo.” But it is also contemporary, immediate and keenly critical.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:37pm

The story was instantly addictive, a mix of history, romance and adventure.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9:44pm

Without the substance to support the longer format of a novel, the charm of the “The Music Shop” becomes both overplayed and hollow.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 4:49pm
NOSELL

In these poems, many of which code-switch between English and Chinese, language is the most powerful force, for both harm and healing.