BOOKS

JONATHAN COME LATELY—AN INTRODUCTION

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Jonathan Russell Clark debuts a monthly column for Tasteful Rude detailing the choicest selections from his book-obsessed life.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 16, 2022
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On Muslim YA Novels

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While the folks in my YA books were experience a blushing first romance, I was trying to reconcile pop culture with the teachings of my conservative Muslim upbringing.

From Preachy
On May 3, 2022
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MUSHROOMS TALK TO HER: A CONVERSATION WITH BETT WILLIAMS

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Elizabeth Hall is a full-time lover and a part-time writer. She is the author of the chapbook Two Essays and the book I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE TO THE CLITORIS, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Bett Williams’ memoir THE WILD KINDNESS: A PSILOCYBIN ODYSSEY is all about the search.

From Tasteful Rude
On August 19, 2021
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Book Club: (Low)Life

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Book Club! Podcast! Chrissy is feeling oddly optimistic about the Eric Adams-Andrew Cuomo alliance, and jazz great turned boxing manager Charles Farrell visits the pod to talk with Harry and Vice’s Tim Marchman about his memoir that covers, among other things, playing with Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman, fixing fights for the mob, “the Moby Dick of boxing” and lots more. Stick around to the end to hear him play a little piano, too.

From FAQ NYC
On July 14, 2021
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2021 Caine Prize Reviews at OlongoAfrica

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By now, you must have heard about the shortlist of the Ako Caine Prize stories for 2021. It includes stellar offerings from Doreen Baingana, Rémy Ngamije, Meron Hadero, Troy Onyango, and Iryn Tushabe. We at Olongo wish them hearty congratulations! Caine Prizewinners and shortlistees have always gone on to become proud names in African literature, from Binyavanga Wainaina to Chimamanda Adichie to Tọ́pẹ́ Fọlárìn, to name a few.

From Olongo Africa
On July 6, 2021
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Book Club: Life on the Line

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Chrissy has a message for the pundits “explaining” what just happened in New York, and Times reporter and researcher Emma Goldberg discusses her new book on the medical students who became doctors in the city in the midst of the pandemic and reads one incredible passage from it.

From FAQ NYC
On June 26, 2021
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ASK THE SOPHIST: Is My Book Too Boring?

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You asked for help with your own particular rejection, and help is what you deserve.

From Hmm Weekly
On April 6, 2021
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MONA Is A Devastating Satire

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It's no accident that Pola Oloixarac opens the novel with, "Come thirsty."

From Tasteful Rude
On March 23, 2021
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NATURAL HISTORY DEP’T.

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Here was nature audibly ripping meat apart, and there, a few yards off, was normal human business, flowing on at eye level.

From Hmm Weekly
On March 8, 2021
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ASK THE SOPHIST: Too Many Books?

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Can you please tell me why it's OK for me to buy more books?

From Hmm Weekly
On February 22, 2021
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