I Read: Sensational Flesh: Race, Power and Masochism by Amber Jamilla Musser

“For my parents, who bought me my first leather skirt”. I squealed, tensed up a little, the delight of it. That quote is the dedication that serves to opens Musser’s Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism. The dedication is a knowing nudge, a sense of humor, the precursor to a juicy, inquisitive, heavy, complicated, truthful […]

I READ: Nathalie Olah’s Steal As Much As You Can: How to Win the Culture Wars in an Age of Austerity.

Hey there. I read another book. Big ups to me, because this is considered a radical act in the Attention Economy (I took the time to look up the term Attention Economy and let me just tell you it could fill a whole ‘nother blog post, so suffice it to say, the term is attributed […]

I Read: Originals: American Women Artists.

Y’ALL. This book. This book. These bars?! This book?!? I could put it down, because I needed to digest each artist, each pearl of wisdom, each new hit of history. So much of Munro’s crazy ass art writing looks to unpack the woman artist psyche while bathing in the twin rivers of religion and secularism […]

I Read: The Perfect Nanny.

Okay. Leila Slimani’s The Perfect Nanny has an opening. The first sentence is, quite truly, “The baby is dead”. Bam. Slimani said, “are you not entertained?!”. A reviewer on the back cover (it was The Telegraph (UK), but I like the diminution of calling an entire publication a back cover reviewer) called it, “The ‘French […]

I Read: Hogfather.

Hey there, sweet cheeks. I recently (yesterday) finished Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather. Hogfather is one of his many Discworld books, which I think are being made into an Amazon series and frankly that’s delightful. Friends had urged me for years to read Pratchett, and I knew of his well publicized endorsements of dying with dignity after […]