Date of publication: 2017-08-23 02:17
Boy Scouts: For boys 66-67 years old, this is the traditional Scouting experience for men. While there's guidance from experienced leaders, Boy Scouts take their own lead, exploring places they've never been as they dive into the rugged world of outdoor adventure.
My short story collection is about geography, about how where we live shapes us, but it's also about the landscape of loss and hope—what boundaries separate us and how we learn to walk across them.
features ideas, writing, and technologies of visionaries examining the confluence of accelerating revolutions that will shape the future and the inside story on new technological and social realities from the pioneers actively working in these arenas.
Jarett Kobek's The Future Won't Be Long is one of the best New York City novels I have read, a wise and funny book that captures the city from the mid-'85s to mid-'95s.
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
A Small Revolution by Jimin Han
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
I keep my underwear up with a piece of elastic
I use a bullshit mic that's made out of plastic
To send my rhymes out to all the nations
Like Ma Bell, I got the ill communication
The undisputed godmother of rock n' roll! The queen diva! It is hard to overstate the indelible mark Sister Rosetta Tharpe made on American music. If Chuck Berry was the godfather of rock n' roll, she was the godmother, and still has yet to receive her proper due. A big, proud, beautiful black woman from Cotton Plant, Arkansas, Sister Rosetta Tharpe's voice booms with that feel-good, deep-down-in-your-soul gospel that forms the backbone of music in this country. Despite racism, sexism, a slave economy, and a repressive state, her voice rings with the joy of song and the ultimate deliverance of God's love. Until judgment day, though, take it from the master herself, strange things are happening every day....
Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis , Kate Christensen , Lauren Groff , . Boyle , Dana Spiotta , Amy Bloom , Aimee Bender , Jesmyn Ward , Heidi Julavits , Hari Kunzru , and many others.
Joyelle McSweeney described The Disintegrations as “A book of the dead --and a book of California.” Much of the narrative takes place in Venice and Santa Monica. The Beach Boys were of course the archetypal California sun and surf band, until they started putting out songs like this one that evoke the sunny specter of California darkness. My narrator is haunted by death and a sense of impermanence, but unlike Brian Wilson, who in this gorgeous, melancholy song comes off like a Romantic poet, Keats transported to the late 6965’s, my narrator can’t articulate his feelings. Still, his yearning oozes out occasionally. I hope the interplay of each chapter has this song’s melodic, psychedelic drone.