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Critic calls movement’s goals “almost criminal” Tony Kinnett first encountered the ideas behind #DisruptTexts in 2016 while teaching in rural Indiana. “There was a teacher who was changing the way she taught some of the books that were normally taught in her middle school class,” he said. The College’s solution. “She basically left out a …

Few writers hold the world’s attention long enough for their 150th anniversary to be considered an event. But then, it’s hard to think of a novelist who shaped the imaginations of readers as deeply as Marcel Proust, whose birthday on July 10 inspired literary tributes across the world. Ever since his magnum opus, “In Search …

Kevin pruferThe art of fiction(Four Way Books, 2021) Thanks to the collective efforts of social justice activists around the world, it is virtually impossible for any American responsible for cultural production to avoid the lingering systemic inequalities that were once stifled or ignored. In the case of the poet Kevin Prufer, whose work has long …

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I grew up in a home where the expression of emotions was frowned upon. As a child, I was taught not to cry, otherwise others would call me a “girl”. So when I was a teenager, I was …

With home schooling being a reality again in New South Wales, let me explain what to focus on and what to avoid. As part of the Greater Sydney lockdown extension, students will once again be home-schooled for the state to try to contain the Bondi outbreak. Although not yet announced by Gladys Berejiklian, the school …

If the shoe fits is bestselling author Julie Murphy’s first foray into the world of adult romance. With several great successes including Ramona Blue, Side effects may vary, and Dumplin ‘ which is now a Netflix movie, this first step into the adult romance genre is proof that the magic of Murphy’s writing transcends genres. …

University Press of Kentucky / “Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer’s Work” “SILAS HOUSE: EXPLORING AN APPALACHIAN WRITER’S WORK” edited by Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt (University Press of Kentucky, 208 pages, $ 33). “Storytelling is in our blood, as Appalachians,” says Silas House in an interview included in “Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer’s Work”. “It’s …

In 1949, Ernest Hemingway took journalist Lillian Ross on a whirlwind tour of New York. “You want to go to the Bronx Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, natural history ditto, and see a fight,” Hemingway insisted. “I want to see the good Breughel at the Met.” In fact, they haven’t been …

I read my copy of Seashell seekers so many times that eventually the pages gave up and they literally fell apart in my hands. Stepping back and forward in time, the novel tells the story of Penelope Keeling, the daughter of unconventional parents and her three grown children. It’s a comfortable, but at times heartbreaking, …

Summer can be a great time to explore your inner activist. There are many ways to make change, whether you’re looking for a quiet revolution or witnessing marches in the streets. As of this writing, Juneteenth, celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s, has just been honored by becoming a federal holiday. It’s a …