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Drink to Me Only With Thine Lies
You want to go to a place where everybody knows your name? That’s your house, right? Where you live? Dollars to donuts, citizen: Everybody in your house – unless you’re being, what, burgled? – everybody there goddamn well knows your name.

8:00AM Thu. Jul. 20, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Song/Book: Grapes of Wrath vs. 1984
It might seem a bit odd, comparing our Trump-tainted trainwreck of a 2017 to the Spandex-flexing DayGlo paroxysm that was 1984, right? But, when you’re talking about George Orwell's novel, well, things can get real insightful really fast – and pretty fucking creepy, too. And what about – hello, climate change – what about John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath?

2:45PM Tue. Jul. 18, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Buzzfeed's Anne Helen Petersen on the Rise of the Unruly Woman
The westward migration from NYC to Missoula, Mont., may sound like a strange choice for a celebrity gossip writer, but makes more sense when taking into account Anne Helen Petersen’s penchant for nationally conscious storytelling that weaves the cultural into the political. Also, today’s celebrities mostly exist on the internet.

8:00AM Tue. Jul. 18, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Joe Biden to Come to Paramount in December
Former vice president and one-man meme Joe Biden will stop at the Paramount Theatre in December as part of his American Promise Tour. He’ll promote his new book, but also, according to the press release, "connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most." Is there nothing he can't do?

4:30PM Mon. Jul. 17, Jennifer Murphy Read More | Comment »

Review: Chris Fleming
If you’ve been on YouTube at all in your adult life, you are probably familiar with Gayle Waters-Waters, the power-walking, granola-snorting alpha suburbanite mom played by comedian Chris Fleming. Last Thursday, Gayle hung up her pantsuit for a night, and out stepped Fleming onto the North Door stage.

10:40AM Mon. Jul. 17, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

The Q&A Hole: What Got You Hooked On the Weird Stuff?
Compare the joy of reading to a sort of addiction and you can find a gateway drug in there somewhere. (In the case of science fiction, maybe a person’s gateway was even Frederik Pohl’s excellent 1977 novel Gateway.) And since we always like to know where the good stuff is, we invoked our ongoing series to ask this recent gathering of SFF writers:

6:00AM Thu. Jul. 13, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Frida Kahlo Inspires Women of Color-Centered Marketplace
Frida Friday, a women of color-centered market, will celebrate Frida Kahlo’s birthday and female artisans this Friday (July 14) at Kebabalicious from 6-10pm.

4:50PM Wed. Jul. 12, Maria Mendez Read More | Comment »

Michener Center Director Named
In securing a new director for the Michener Center for Writers, the University of Texas has turned to a native son of the Lone Star State. Joining the center this summer will be Bret Anthony Johnston, award-winning author of the collection Corpus Christi: Stories and the novel Remember Me Like This.

11:30AM Wed. Jul. 12, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Come Again, You Resurrection Perverts
If you’re watching the David Lynch-driven revival of Twin Peaks these days, you’re grooving, as the hippies used to say, on some iconic, creepy, and increasingly mystical shit.

10:00AM Wed. Jul. 5, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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