The Sun is Also a Star: Nicola Yoon Returns with Another Satisfyingly Radiant Story
Book Review

The Sun is Also a Star: Nicola Yoon Returns with Another Satisfyingly Radiant Story

“I am really not a girl to fall in love with. For one thing, I don’t like temporary, nonprovable things, and romantic love is both temporary and nonprovable.” Those are the words of 17-year-old Natasha Kingsley, queen of reason – a concept that cannot easily explain how she feels about a boy she’s known for … Continue reading

Bookishness: On Fetishizing the Book in the Age of its Disappearance
Event Review

Bookishness: On Fetishizing the Book in the Age of its Disappearance

Bookishness (n): fetishizing, appreciating, and keeping the body of the book December 6th, 2016; San Diego, California. Students can be seen wielding large, caffeinated drinks and even larger sweatpants as they hunch over their laptops, trying to cram a semester’s worth of material into their memories. This is how early December typically is in San … Continue reading

How Aspirational: Laura Callaghan’s Portraits of the Modern Woman
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How Aspirational: Laura Callaghan’s Portraits of the Modern Woman

“Cheat, Flay, Shove: How to Get Ahead and Live Your Best Life,” says the cover of a book held by a twenty-something year-old redhead woman drawn and painted by London-based illustrator Laura Callaghan. For millennial women, the portrait’s representation of wellness is a strange and familiar contradiction, like the pleasing aesthetics of an unemployed adult’s … Continue reading