Luiza Lodder has an English degree from Penn State's Schreyer Honors College. She writes music reviews for No Ripcord and enjoys writing essays, poetry, and working as a freelance translator and transcriber. Born and raised in Brasília, Brazil, Luiza spends most of her time traveling, writing, and reading. Follow her on Twitter @passionpeahen
Junot Díaz's Favorite Short Stories: the Future of American Literature Shines Bright | 20 Jun 2017 // 9:45 PM
After finishing this compilation, I knew I preferred the puncture wounds of a lethal short story to the blunt force trauma of a novel.
Fun Fact: Jane Austen Wasn't the Only Female Author of Note During Her Time | 9 Feb 2017 // 9:15 PM
Shelley DeWees' sardonic humor buoys the reader through infuriating examples of the misogyny, double standards, and injustice British women authors had to contend with.
London Calling: Kari Kallionemi Dissects Englishness and Pop Music | 31 Oct 2016 // 9:05 PM
Cultural historian Kari Kallioniemi examines the relationship between pop music and national identity, but only diehard academics will want to wade through his convoluted writing style.