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It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track by Ian Penman review wonderfully discursive Whether reflecting on rock, jazz or funk, the former NME critics cerebral insights are arrestingIan Penmans first volume of collected essays, published in 1998, was called Vital Signs: Music, Movies and Other Manias. Now, 20 years later, comes It Gets Me
The Guardian | 5 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
From Aristotle to Angela Davis: the best books about debate Whether it is a dispute between Agamemnon and Achilles or the colonisers and the colonised in Things Fall Apart, we can all learn techniques of persuasion from literatureAs the campaign for the White House gears up and the struggle over Brexit becomes eve
The Guardian | 5 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Book: 'What Is A Girl Worth?' NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with former gymnast and activist Rachael Denhollander about her new book What Is a Girl Worth?
NPR.org | 14 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Homesick' Is A Boundary-Expanding Story Of Devotion And Growing Up Accomplished translator Jennifer Croft's first non-translated work is a hybrid, mixing photography and impressionistic autobiographical writing to tell the story of Croft's artistic coming of age.
NPR.org | 21 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier review hidden hurts and secret longings A thirtysomething spinster looks for purpose and companionship in a bittersweet evocation of Britain after the great warJust twice in Tracy Chevaliers bittersweet new novel does its heroine, Violet Speedwell, think to herself: I want to do that. Her wishe
The Guardian | 23 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Carolina De Robertis On 'Cantoras' NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Carolina de Robertis about her new novel, Cantoras, which traces the lives of five queer Uruguayan women whose lives are threatened by a brutal dictatorship.
NPR.org | 23 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Shannon Hale And LeUyen Pham On 'Best Friends' NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with author Shannon Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham about their new graphic novel for kids, Best Friends.
NPR.org | 23 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The Divers' Game' Depicts An Unimaginably Unjust, All Too Believably Cruel World In author Jesse Ball's universe, which runs too closely parallel to our own, human worth has been reduced, negated, argued out of existence. But it has left an echo, one with a haunting symphony.
NPR.org | Sep 15, 2019 11:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?
NPR.org | Sep 15, 2019 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thea Porters Scrapbook edited by Venetia Porter review queen of bohemian chic This homage to 70s designer Thea Porter by her daughter shows her huge impact on the eraIt all began in 1966 in a scruffy shop in Greek Street, Soho. Thea Porter, who was born in 1927 and spent her early life in Syria and Lebanon, started off selling furn
The Guardian | Sep 15, 2019 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend