Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5th – Nation Wide!

On Saturday, May 5th, almost every comic book store in America will be giving out free comic books, often five or more per person. This fabulous day comes once a year and is open and free for all! If you

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 5th – Nation Wide!

On Saturday, May 5th, almost every comic book store in America will be giving out free comic books, often five or more per person. This fabulous day comes once a year and is open and free for all! If you

“The Rider” an Intimate and Honest Film About a Real American Cowboy

Rodeo cowboy Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) is recovering from a traumatic head injury. He lives with his heavy drinking dad and simple, happy sister in a trailer in the Pine Ridge Indian Plantation. His is a setting of sprawl and

“The Rider” an Intimate and Honest Film About a Real American Cowboy

Rodeo cowboy Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) is recovering from a traumatic head injury. He lives with his heavy drinking dad and simple, happy sister in a trailer in the Pine Ridge Indian Plantation. His is a setting of sprawl and

20 Poems on 64 Pages Examine Women’s Emotional, Sexual & Psychological Journeys

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, was created in 1974, and though some lines and images feel stuck in that disco-era reality, the emotional core of the work is timeless. They are reflections on

20 Poems on 64 Pages Examine Women’s Emotional, Sexual & Psychological Journeys

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, was created in 1974, and though some lines and images feel stuck in that disco-era reality, the emotional core of the work is timeless. They are reflections on

3 Bouncy Board Books for Active Babies

Boats Float by Rebecca Glaser – Simple sentences sit on the side of crisp photographs of boats. They are matched with bold and effective action words, some are also onomatopoeia words. Whoosh! Splash! The bright colors and visible action of

3 Bouncy Board Books for Active Babies

Boats Float by Rebecca Glaser – Simple sentences sit on the side of crisp photographs of boats. They are matched with bold and effective action words, some are also onomatopoeia words. Whoosh! Splash! The bright colors and visible action of

In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for “Amadeus”

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen

In Memoriam of Miloš Forman: a Debt of Gratitude for “Amadeus”

One of the most visceral film-going experiences of my life was when, in 1984, I saw Miloš Forman‘s Amadeus. I was in the eighth grade and had just begun to suspect that movies could be more than commercial blockbusters or teen

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

Jason Reynold’s “For Everyone” is a Poem, a Nod, a Nothing to Lose

The beautiful, slim new volume by Jason Reynolds is all things and nothing. He explains in the preface that parts of the piece began when he was a young man and he didn’t know exactly what he was writing, he

Update #2 on My Season of David Foster Wallace: “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”

My season of David Foster Wallace continues with a dive into his collection of Essays and Arguments, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. As expected, each essay is packed with humor, philosophy, fabulous vocabulary and an undertone of

Update #2 on My Season of David Foster Wallace: “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”

My season of David Foster Wallace continues with a dive into his collection of Essays and Arguments, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. As expected, each essay is packed with humor, philosophy, fabulous vocabulary and an undertone of