Not to be cliché, but it’s hard to believe we’re already into the second week of May. I can’t really complain, though, because I’m prepping for some pretty exciting activities and developments over the next few weeks.
2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas: A Review
Marie-Helene Bertino’s 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas gives readers a lot of laughs with its precocious and potty-mouthed protagonist.
The #SquadGoals Coloring Book Cheers On Girl Power
If you love the ladies of 227, TLC, and The Golden Girls, SheKnows.com’s free #SquadGoals coloring book is a must-print.
David Tennant Doesn’t Care Who Wrote Shakespeare
This lovely article generated some great hate mail from a conspiracy theorist who believes his sonnet analyses are the be-all, end-all of Shakespeare studies. He can’t spell “Tennant,” but, you know, he’s probably right.
6 Fictional Teachers from Children’s Books Who Taught Us Valuable Life Lessons
Teacher Appreciation Day brought this piece, which focuses on the literary teachers who helped us become better citizens and students.
#WhitewashedOUT Strikes Back at Hollywood’s Erasure of Asians
My article gives a brief overview of the current spate of Hollywood whitewashing, tweets from Asian authors included. For a more personal read, you should check out Preeti Chhibber’s 3 May write-up for Panels.
HOW TO WRITE A COVER LETTER WITH NO EXPERIENCE
I’ve got your back, new graduates. Here’s an easy-to-write, multi-purpose cover letter you can use until you get some work experience under your belt.
20 Books Every Star Wars Fan Will Love
For the new Star Wars fan who never explored the EU or read much science fiction, here are 20 great titles you’re sure to enjoy.
The Hyperbole and a Half Sequel, Solutions and Other Problems, Is Coming
I reviewed Hyperbole and a Half last year, after finding Allie Brosh’s website of the same name. Now, Brosh is back with a second graphic memoir, Solutions and Other Problems.
#ManlyBookClubNames Pokes Fun at the Man Book Club
Across the U.S., groups of men are banding together to form their own, woman-free book clubs. The reason why is still unclear. But they eat testicles at their meetings, if that makes sense to ya.
16 Nonfiction Books about Mental Illness
The stigmas attached to mental illness are too numerous to name here, but if you’re looking to educate yourself on the subject, you can’t go wrong with these memoirs and microhistories.
10 Smart Documentaries about Women’s Politics
I write a lot about women’s issues, but my work has a pretty narrow focus: people with vaginas, of childbearing age, who live in the U.S. For a better understanding of the issues facing women of all ages, across the world, check out these awesome documentaries.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Has 2 New Books Coming Out
Between the World and Me author Ta-Nehisi Coates has a 2-book deal with One World, and one of his upcoming titles will be fiction.
Bryan Cranston’s Memoir, A Life in Parts, Out Soon
Breaking Bad fans should take note of this new release, a memoir from Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston.
Harry Potter Causes Brain Damage, Says English Headmaster Who Is Clearly Voldemort in Disguise
Afraid of the occult themes in Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, Graeme Whiting would rather children read Shakespeare. Once you recover from that laugh, read the rest of the story.
10 Books That Make Great Graduation Gifts
Yay, graduation presents! Give your friend or loved one a book. It’ll keep longer than flowers, and it’s almost better than a kitten.
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