Quebecker's latest, The Cranky Ballerina, draws on the author's past to tell a funny story that subverts gender roles
There's little chance that the National Ballet of Canada will stock copies of Elise Gravel's latest picture book, The Cranky Ballerina, in its gift shop. The cover of this gender-stereotype-thwarting of
lithub.com - David OrrDavid Orr is the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review. He is the winner of the Nona Balakian Prize from the National Book Critics Circle, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Slate, and The Yale Review. He holds a BA from Princeton and a JD from Yale Law School, and is a visiting professor at Cornell University.
There are novels that try to transport you, that in the words of Neil Gaiman act as "a dream that you hold in your hand." If the dream succeeds, you forget the physical book you are holding and travel
"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck 2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs." —Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë" Suggested
And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone… I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control
Ever since Isabel Allende became a global phenomenon with "The House of the Spirits" in 1985, the Chilean-born author — who makes her home in Northern California — has been wildly popular. Last year, Obama
Japan could help Vietnam finally get rid of traces of chemical warfare left in the soil since the Vietnam War. After Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ruptured in March 2011, Japanese civil
Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all
Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo. As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret
Delegates from 200 nations are convening in Paris for a climate summit. It should be treated as a peace conference Michael Klare November 5, 2015 8:15am (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.
• Auteur : Harper Lee Jean Louise Finch, dite « Scout », l’inoubliable héroïne de Ne tirez pas sur l’oiseau moqueur, est de retour dans sa petite ville natale de l’Alabama, Maycomb, pour rendre visite
• Auteur : S. J. Watson Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one
The Fleet Review in seas near Tokyo was the first major display of Japanese military hardware since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won lawmaker approval for legislation that for the first time since World Two
You're drifting in a rowboat on a quiet pond. Another boat bumps against your own and jolts you out of your self-forgetfulness. You stand up in a rage, and start berating the negligent rower in the other
How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015? Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order. See also: best YA books of 2016 1. THE