Happy Voting Day, Chicago! We get dressed up for nearly every other holiday, why not this one?
By day, Cynthia Robinson is an art historian based in New York and a professor of Medieval and Islamic Art at Cornell University. By night/ any other time, she’s one of my favorite new authors. We talk about writing, not writing, and her new novel Birds of Wonder.
Justin and I talk about Internet tax, dangerous playgrounds, and naked old people. Plus, a beauty tip for people like me who can never find the patience to wait for their nails to dry. Cheers!
Come watch comedians share in our writerly misery at the new monthly Den Theatre showcase named after the famous Faulkner truism. Once a comedian has told a joke on the Killing Your Darlings stage, they can never tell that joke on the stage again.
A professional wrestling rumble may be the land of the body slam, but following a bout of the rumblies in my tummy, I found it to be an surprisingly cathartic reminder of how important body love can be. … Also, there was a “street fight” a la The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke. So that was fucking rad.
A novelization of the life of “Iran’s Sylvia Plath,” a tale that’s part murder mystery and part mother-daughter fable, and a new book for teens about love and sex. Waiting for spring is for the birds.
It was more than those two little words, “inclusion rider.” The actress said something else last night at the Oscars that gives feminists a lesson in how to take this movement next level and make a difference – faster.