Amy K. Griffiths

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My Year of Reading Books by Black Women

I found myself in an intimate conversation with women I had never met.<p>"When was the first time you felt represented in the literature you consumed?" Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu of the podcast <i>Another Round</i> asked, on the episode "Lit is Lit." The question was meant for their guests, but it …

Look, by Solmaz Sharif, 2016 National Book Award Finalist, Poetry

2016 National Book Award Finalist, Poetry<p>Solmaz Sharif<p><b>Look</b><p>(<b>Graywolf Press</b>)<p>ISBN: 978-1555977443<p><i>National Book Foundation: Who did you write this book</i> …

20 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2016

I feel like I might say this every year: but 2016 was <i>such</i> a great year in reading — especially for women, both women readers and the women writers …

The “Bart And Lisa” Theory Of Information Design

In a new book, Jennifer Daniel uses design to illustrate the origin stories of everything, from Big Bang theory to earwax.<p>When she was working as graphics editor for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer Daniel and her team developed a philosophy they termed the “Bart and Lisa approach” to designing …

The Loneliest Land

More than 100 years before Cheryl Strayed chronicled her solo adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail in her best-selling memoir, <i>Wild</i>, another young …

The Paintings of April Lacheur Are Never Still

April Lacheur stand up paddle boards Vancouver<p>In A Labyrinth Of Whorls And Meandering Serpentine Roots In Which The Inner Mysteries Of Nature Become …

Dutch to share their dark masterpiece, 70 years on

First English version of novel compared to Albert Camus<p>It is a novel lauded in the Netherlands as a modern classic, while its author is a literary titan. But British readers are unlikely to have heard of <i>The Evenings</i> or Gerard Reve.<p>Nearly 70 years after the novel’s publication and 10 years after …

Literature

16 Page-Turners That You Should Read With Your Sister

The most complicated best friend you'll ever have.

Erased from history: Too many women writers — like Constance Fenimore Woolson — are left to languish in moldy archives. What will it take to bring them back?

Feminist scholars have done the hard work of recovering women writers, but we’re not there yet. Far from it<p>Anne Boyd Rioux<p>March 20, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Two of the books on many of the best-of-2015 lists were written by women who died in virtual obscurity, Clarice Lispector in 1977 and Lucia Berlin in …

Literature

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

Amazon Studios

Is Deepika Padukone—Bollywood’s Fearless, Fashionable, Feminist Superstar—Set to Be Hollywood’s Best New Import?

Though her name may not be as well known in America as Jennifer Lawrence’s or Scarlett Johansson’s, Deepika Padukone is among the most powerful actresses on the planet. As one of Bollywood’s highest-paid women, Padukone, who turns 30 today, has had a decade-spanning career in film that has seen her …

Dry Skin? Dandruff? Here Are Some Fixes (Under $12)

Seborrheic dermatitis is an extremely common skin condition — there are more than 3 million cases per year in the U.S. — and it can be extremely …

Ladan Osman on Writing Poetry that Stays Close to Home

By Alex Dueben July 13, 2015<p>Photo: Tariq Tarey<p><i>The past two years have been eventful for Ladan Osman. Last year, her chapbook,</i> Ordinary Heaven<i>, was selected for inclusion in the box set</i> Seven New Generation African Poets<i>, a project of the African Poetry Book Fund, and she received the 2014 Sillerman</i> …

Enigmatic Found And Staged Photos Create Haunting Depiction Of Female Identity

Two dead trouts shoved into frozen cups. A bound acrobat suspended in darkness. A disco ball disrupting a woman's face. These are some of the bizarre and loaded images found in photographer Birthe Piontek's beguiling series, "Lying Still."<p>Piontek's project began as a visual diary, capturing the …

Art

14 Women Artists Who've Changed The Way We Think About Design

Much like today, the design world of 1950s and '60s America buzzed with big names. Crack open a history book on the era and you'll find chapters devoted to them -- Buckminster Fuller, Frank Lloyd Wright, Isamu Noguchi, Donald Judd, Richard Serra. Except, unlike today, there was a discernible, if …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Captivating Beauty of Libraries Around the World

New York-based, French photographer Franck Bohbot documents the breathtaking beauty of libraries in his ongoing series <i>House of Books</i>. Traveling to cities like Paris, Rome, and Boston, the photographer creates a visual record of the bastions of knowledge and learning that have been the pillars of …

Libraries

In a Bookstore in Paris

Perhaps the most famous independent bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company can feel like something of a literary utopia, where money takes a backseat and generations of writers—Allen Ginsberg, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, William Styron, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Dave Eggers, among others—have …

Cats from Paris {France}

on<p>Friday, June 05, 2015<p>If only Parisian pigeons could be replaced by cats. But even though cats aren't as common a sight as pigeons, photographers …