Last year, when I started planning my summer reading list, I decided—instead of combing the usual lists of Great Beach/Hammock/Backyard Reads—to follow the advice of author Melissa Harris-Perry, to read books recommended by people under the age of 18. Continue reading “Summer Reading Suggestions”
I settled into my balcony seat at my favorite movie theater, the Paris. The last of the theaters that shows only one movie, two previews, and is run impeccably well. With a curved screen awaiting behind the purple velvet curtain. Continue reading “The Allure of Austen”
Last week, social media exploded when a literary journal published an essay about transgender people. Social media explodes about something every week, but in this case, it was justified.
The essay, in the Antioch Review, was crammed with opinions guaranteed (maybe even intended) to offend. (It was also chock full of mistakes and logical fallacies, so many that I can’t wait to use it as an example of mistakes to avoid in my Essay & Opinion Writing classes.) Continue reading “Outside Yourself”