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Content warning: suicide and mental illness Sylvia Plath has come to mean a kind of shorthand, both culturally and in literary circles. You could say the same about Anne Sexton, although much less so, at least in my opinion. Plath has come to be a symbol of an angsty, depressed teen girl who takes herself
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I laughed when Tivo came out with QuickMode™, the option to speed through shows at a faster playback. I mean I guess if you have to watch something for homework or something (is that a thing?) and don’t really want to watch it, then the faster the better. But if you’re doing something for enjoyment,
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I’ve been hosting bookish podcasts for more than a decade, and in that time, the question I’ve been asked more than any other is, “Will you interview this author on your show?” The answer is almost always no, and here’s why: quiet as it’s kept, author interviews are almost always boring. But with the combination
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Shōnen manga is also known as shonen manga or shounen manga — it’s all the same romanised (or converted) name for this specific category of Japanese manga. And while the target audience is male and generally between 12 and 18 years old, you don’t have to BE a teenage boy to like these comics. It’s
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“Lesbian necromancers in space” is a hell of a way to advertise a book, and Tamsyn Muir followed through on that promise. One of the difficult things about this series is that readers tend to finish the first two books and a) obviously immediately want the not-yet-released third volume and b) want a similar series.
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This list of yoga poses for reading was originally published as an exclusive for Book Riot Insiders. Sign up for a free two-week trial and join the club! I’ve been a dedicated yoga student for over five years now, as a teacher for close to four. I’m wrapping up my 500-hour certification this month (think
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There are so many ways to mark time: by astrological seasons, by books read, by discarded tea bags, by Fridays, by miles walked, by pages written, by semesters, by songs, and on and on. At every calendar year’s end, I obsessively search for the “A Year in Reading” series via The Millions. Two Decembers ago,
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Recently, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion stimulus package intended to speed up America’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus includes direct payments to Americans and allocates funds for extending unemployment benefits, supporting state and local governments and school reopenings, and expanding access to coronavirus testing and vaccines.
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Outside of Canada, it feels like current Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and, by extension, his government, have a reputation for being cool and progressive. Trudeau’s Liberal government often talk the talk about equity and inclusion. Sadly and frustratingly, they keep making decisions that are far from walking the walk, like a recent funding cut
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