Many of us have been homebound this spring, which sharpens the joy of backyard birdwatching. In a season too often defined by isolation, the arrival of a cardinal or blue jay just beyond the window is a hopeful reminder of continuity and connection. Even in the midst of our current troubles, it seems, nature carries … Read more What are birds doing? David Allen Sibley knows.
By Jeff Provine, BLOGCRITICS.ORG Published 10:00 pm PDT, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Nori by artist Rumi Hara, published by Drawn+Quarterly, presents the world around a feisty three-year-old Japanese girl as she grows through a wondrous and exciting year. It is told in a series of short stories showing the adventures of Nori and her grandmother. These … Read more Comic Review: ‘Nori’ by Rumi Hara from Drawn+Quarterly
By Richard Marcus, BLOGCRITICS.ORG Published 10:00 pm PDT, Monday, May 18, 2020 The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan, published by Harper Collins, is part of a new wave of fantasy novel. In the past fantasy has been primarily based on a Eurocentric vision of the world with authors drawing upon myths and fables primarily from Europe. … Read more Book Review: ‘The Bloodprint’ byAusma Zehanat Khan
Spring is for new beginnings, friendships, flowers, and sharing picture books. These four books are perfect for family reading, and for keeping kids entertained if you’re sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Penguin Random House Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers By Matthew Cordell Hands up if you remember … Read more Spring picture books to read with the ones you love
Spring is for brand spanking new beginnings, friendships, flowers, and sharing image books. These 4 books are excellent for household studying, and for retaining youngsters entertained in the event you’re sheltering in place throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Penguin Random House Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers By Matthew Cordell Hands … Read more Spring image books to learn with those you like
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a Rorschach take a look at for our tradition, as she herself has famous. In the 1980s as first woman of Arkansas, she was thought to have weakened Bill Clinton’s marketing campaign as an incumbent by maintaining her maiden title, so she took his. When his affair with Monica Lewinsky within … Read more What if Hillary had by no means married Bill? ‘Rodham’ solutions that query.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a Rorschach test for our culture, as she herself has noted. In the 1980s as first lady of Arkansas, she was thought to have weakened Bill Clinton’s campaign as an incumbent by keeping her maiden name, so she took his. When his affair with Monica Lewinsky in the White House was … Read more What if Hillary had never married Bill? ‘Rodham’ answers that question.
Retirement is supposed to be a time filled with family, trips, and hobbies – a finale to a long and satisfying career. This was to be the case for Antonia Vega, a recently retired college professor and writer living in Vermont. But everything changes one day when her husband Sam never shows up to a … Read more In ‘Afterlife,’ a woman forges a path through grief
Retirement is meant to be a time stuffed with household, journeys, and hobbies – a finale to an extended and satisfying profession. This was to be the case for Antonia Vega, a lately retired faculty professor and author residing in Vermont. But all the pieces modifications sooner or later when her husband Sam by no … Read more In ‘Afterlife,’ a lady forges a path by grief
The Wild West is one of the most influential and enduring myths in American culture. It’s the idea of a place that exists at the edge of civilization, where rugged individuals are free to act outside the bounds of rules and regulations. The myths, however, often don’t fit the facts. Cowboys weren’t always the good … Read more What really happened at the O.K. Corral