Carol Fletcher

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David Gilmour, a veteran still in the pink – archive, 4 July 1978

It’s well over a year since the release of the last Pink Floyd epic, and it’s going to be at least another year before the next one so it is little surprise that David Gilmour (Harvest SHVL 817) has slipped into the bestsellers. This is the first Floyd solo album (apart from the Syd Barrett …

The Lawless Energy of Teen-Age Girls

In recent years, on Instagram and in fashion magazines, a girl-centric aesthetic has taken hold. Young photographers such as Petra Collins, Olivia Bee, and Mayan Toledano have been capturing the private rites and practices of adolescents—in school, at parties, on road trips, alone in their …

A Compassionate Tribute to Incarcerated Children That Exposes Their Trauma, Anger

Jane Guttman’s “Kids in Jail: A Portrait of Life Without Mercy” gives poetic voice to children who are trapped in the catacombs of society with …

The 25 Best LGBT Novels of All Time

T.S. Eliot Reads “The Naming of Cats,” 1947

Unlike other famous authors who, unbeknownst to many, also wrote for kids — including Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Anne Sexton, Toni Morrison, and John Updike — the children’s verses <b>T.S. Eliot</b> (September 26, 1888–January 4, …

Intergenerational Associations of Parent Adverse Childhood Experiences and Child Health Outcomes

• Felitti VJ,<br>• Anda RF,<br>• Nordenberg D, et al<p>. Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults. …

Public Health

Why Do Child Welfare Agencies Keep Demanding Poor People Raise Their Kids ‘Independently’ When No One Else Does?

Share Email<p>I’ve just caught up with an excellent 2014 story from ProPublica on how child welfare systems deal with parents who have mental …

Child Welfare

I Was a Foster Child and Now I'm a Foster Care Activist

<i>Fostered or Forgotten is a Teen Vogue series about the foster care system in the United States, produced in partnership with Juvenile Law Center and published throughout National Foster Care Month. In this op-ed, Tanisha Saunders explains her experience in foster care and how National Foster Youth</i> …

High School

What foster parents want you to know

<i>This article is part of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can sign up here to get it delivered twice a week to your inbox.</i><p>What it means to be a foster …

Foster Care

14 of the Scariest Books Ever Written

Scary books have immense power over their readers. They build in that slow, suspenseful way that has you sitting on the edge of your chair, furiously …

Porn Free: Talking To Andrea Dworkin | Arts | The Harvard Crimson

When Andrea Dworkin speaks, her voice quivers with the fervor of reckoning. “Women,” she says, a hand clutched to her chest, “want to have an …

George Eliot

Emma González on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control

On Wednesday, February 14, 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were gunned down on the campus where I also attend school. Their names were Alyssa Alhadeff, Scott Beigel, Martin Duque, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Jaime Guttenberg, Chris Hixon, Luke …

Photographer Captures the Dazzling Diverse Beauty of Iranian Mosque Ceilings

Mosques are known for the breathtaking interior art that’s contained within their walls. From the “pink mosque” to the dazzling Shah Cheragh, these places of worship have interiors awash in vibrant color and tile work so intricate that it’s hard to believe that they were created by human hand. …

Nazi Punks F**k Off: How Black Flag, Bad Brains, and More Took Back Their Scene from White Supremacists

An oral history of fighting back against Nazis.<p>Every hardcore band you loved in the '80s and beyond, from Black Flag to Minutemen to Fugazi, had one unfortunate thing in common: Nazi skinheads occasionally stormed their concerts, stomped their fans, gave Hitler salutes in lieu of applauding, and …

We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. - Vox

Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation?<p>Think about your elementary school.<p>If you attended an American public school, chances are you went to that school because your family lived in that school’s attendance zone. You probably didn’t think twice about it.<p>We tend …

Education

A Dying Town

Here in a corner of Missouri and across America, the lack of a college education has become a public-health crisis.

How Jack White’s Third Man Records Made a Mark on Nashville

In March of 2009, when Jack White, Ben Swank, and Ben Blackwell opened Third Man Records’ headquarters in Nashville, they didn’t have grand ambitions …

Honoring Grace Paley: Fiction, Activism, & Social Justice

Grace Paley was a consummate writer, well known for her novels, short stories, and poetry — particularly <i>The Little Disturbances of Man</i> (1959) and her</i> …

Istanbul’s Libraries: A Refuge in Uncertain Times – BLARB

Last month, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced that the number of public library memberships in Turkey increased by 24.1 percent in 2016, …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

Books

The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

Ever since Eve gave Adam that forbidden fruit, demonizing and disbelieving women has been the planet-wide policy. You don’t need to reach back to the Pleistocene to see the truth of that.<p>“You’re just a child,” Roy Moore is accused of saying to Beverly Young Nelson, age 16 at the time, when he …

Train rides that spoil you with spectacular views, extravagant meals plus a butler

The Ghan<p>Any list of the world's great rail journeys should include a trip on the Ghan, which runs straight down the center of Australia. The train's name refers to camel handlers brought in from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to transport goods into the …

Pitchfork’s 16 Favorite Music Books of 2017

Several years ago, Pitchfork compiled a list of our 60 favorite music books of all time. It had to be “favorite” because there are so many books, covering so many different aspects of music, that singling out any 10 or 25 or 50 as “best” seemed ludicrous. In 2017, we found ourselves in a similar …

How 11 Writers Organize Their Personal Libraries

There’s a secret war raging on the internet. The stakes are high. The warriors are fierce. The battleground is your bookshelf. Do you alphabetize? Do …

Dissecting Donald and Ivanka’s Relationship, with the Help of Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” – BLARB

When taken in the context of everything else the President has said about his eldest daughter, it is easy to understand the hullabaloo over the …

Donald Trump

Feminist YA Fiction

Young Adult literature is filled with smart, strong, brave, butt-kicking female characters. So when I say "feminist" I don’t just mean fiction with …