By Chris Vognar
No two books can give a comprehensive look at what it was like to be a black American near the turn of the century, but these two are a good start.
The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic
America's Dirty Secrets Revealed in Robert Altman's Short Cuts
Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now
Grails: Chalice Hymnal
On Robert Walser's Idiosyncratic, Whimsical, Sly, and Enchanting Works
'Heart of a Dog': The Sublime Journey of Lolabelle
Can Literature Like Banana Yoshimoto's 'Moshi Moshi' Heal the Soul?
Race Explored With Different Degrees of Emphasis: 'Pioneers of African-American Cinema'
"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...