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'SMiLE' Left Me Terribly Unhappy
Labored and unfocused, the study that Luis Sanchez attempts with SMiLE is a poor fit for the 33 1/3 format. [16.Sep.14]
Eimear McBride's Debut Novel Is a Polarizing Experience
I found A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing to be the literary equivalent of a shot of blackest espresso: sharp, jolting, and acidic. [15.Sep.14]
'Flirting with French' Reminds One of That Unrequited Love We've All Experienced
William Alexander's cardiologist asks about any new stress in his life. "Well, I am studying French," he answers. [15.Sep.14]
More Than Just LOLCats and Finger-Chomping Babies, Memes Are a Window Into Contemporary Culture
Thought not always humorous, memes demonstrate the power of whimsical humour to undermine the legitimacy of the most laboriously manufactured control structures. [12.Sep.14]
'What We See When We Read': Covers, Imagination, and Everything in Between
"When we discuss the feeling of reading we are really talking about the memory of having read," says Peter Mendelsund, "and this memory of reading is a false memory." [12.Sep.14]
Reviews
Labored and unfocused, the study that Luis Sanchez attempts with SMiLE is a poor fit for the 33 1/3 format. [15.Sep.14]
I found A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing to be the literary equivalent of a shot of blackest espresso: sharp, jolting, and acidic. [15.Sep.14]
William Alexander's cardiologist asks about any new stress in his life. "Well, I am studying French," he answers. [14.Sep.14]
Thought not always humorous, memes demonstrate the power of whimsical humour to undermine the legitimacy of the most laboriously manufactured control structures. [12.Sep.14]
To most, hitchhiking is a terrifying risk taken by the desperate or insane. This makes it a perfect subject for John Waters’ latest book, Carsick. [11.Sep.14]
"When we discuss the feeling of reading we are really talking about the memory of having read," says Peter Mendelsund, "and this memory of reading is a false memory." [12.Sep.14]
Hugh Fleetwood's eerie tale of deadly symbiotic relationships is rife with Freudian desires and erotic tensions. [10.Sep.14]
Perhaps because of her acting background, French has a knack for creating layered, multi-dimensional characters and distinctive voices. [09.Sep.14]
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Features
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By Katja Huru
Reading heroine-driven young adult (YA) fiction, one can't help but wonder why stagnant views of women’s sexuality and societal roles prevail. [08.Sep.14]
Columns
Re:Print
Kelli Deeth’s characters, at the end of their wits and their youth, take the long, last painful look into their abating past, only to see themselves staring back at a fated future. [07.Sep.14]
Re:Print
As art imitates life, there are parallels between the violence in Laura McBride's We Are Called to Rise and the most recent headlines of violence in America. [04.Sep.14]
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