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Happy 200th anniversary, Pride and Prejudice

TweetJane Austen’s famous novel Pride and Prejudice was first published on January 28th, 1812, 200 years ago today. While Austen’s work isn’t exactly an experiment in radical intersectional rebellion, she was a proto-feminist thinker who created independently-minded female characters, identified obstacles that kept other women from writing, and paved the way for female writers after [...]
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Louise Erdrich becomes first American Indian woman to win National Book Award

TweetErdrich’s book, The Round House, is about violence against American Indian women, and about one young man who confronts that violence when it finds its way into his home. According to CBS News, A clearly delighted and surprised Erdrich, who’s part Ojibwe, spoke in her tribal tongue and then switched to English as she dedicated [...]
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Publishing’s perpetual problem with women among many other things.

TweetIn the wake of the Jonah Lehrer controversy, Roxanne Gay wonders if  the publishing industry coddles young male writers and unpacks the fascination with our boy genius narrative: Lehrer’s success and this current humiliation, how far he had to fall, is a symptom of a much bigger problem, one that is systemic, one that continues to consistently [...]
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Gatsby. What Gatsby?

Tweet I don’t know about you, but I’m really feeling this trailer. Baz Lurhmann’s signature penchant for assigning an anachronistic soundscape to re-imagined and vividly colorful fictional histories had me at beat drop from Jay and Ye’s No Church in The Wild.  That track is perfect for setting the tone for the uninitiated; a dark and [...]
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And the Hey, Boo tickets go to…

TweetCaterina Gironda, who sent in this lovely poem: I want to tell you that I am woman, Because I feel my womb swell once a month, And bleed with the promise to produce a new life. I want to tell you that I am woman, Because I recall when my hymen bled like a head [...]
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