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7 Books To Read to Support Black Lives Matter

With the murder of George Floyd by police, protests have sparked all over the world. All fifty states, more than seven hundred U.S cities, and at least seventeen countries have united in protest, calling an end to systematic racism and police brutality. Black Lives Matter now marks a civil rights movement—one of the largest inContinue Reading

Citizen by Claudia Rankine – A Must Read

“I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background.” One of many powerful quotes in Citizen, Claudia Rankine’s heart-wrenching, genre-bending, rage-inspiring 2014 collection. With the current abhorrent human rights violations inflicted upon George Floyd acting as the most recent entry in a blood-soaked history of racism in this country, this book, now more thanContinue Reading

Review of Knots by Gunnhild Øyehaug

Øyehaug’s collection of short stories—the shortest being one page and the longest twenty two—is an odd and anxious experience. Everything is quite normal, but slightly off: the spaghetti is slimy and cold, the wallpaper looks red and pimpled, the snow outside blows in, twirling like a dizzying hula hoop. She gives you only the detailsContinue Reading

Review of Story of Your Life, and Others by Ted Chiang

I’d heard of Ted Chiang; in the city of science fiction, he is the architect always erecting the newest marvel in the art center every year. And yet, I always seemed to find an excuse not to go see it, whether it was the distance, or the price, or my lack of reading time, orContinue Reading

Review of No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

This book was a mix that felt both familiar and absolutely incredibly wrong. It was a bit like drinking a colorful, fruity-looking smoothie only to find out it was entirely composed of foods—tomatoes, salmon, maybe some pickle juice—that definitely shouldn’t be in a smoothie. It was equally interesting and disgusting. There were atrociously dislikable characters,Continue Reading