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What's wrong with being a warrior... and how is it inconsistent with being a woman?

That's one of the protest murals in downtown Madison. It was photographed by me today, near this familiar corner: I know feminism is so last year, but as I'm getting this racial ideology slammed in my face, I must protest on the ground of feminism. A woman can be a warrior! Why would you bemoan your little girls growing into woman warriors?I remember when young women were fascinated by the book "The Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston (1976). Excerpt:After I grew up, I heard the chant of F...
Tags: Photography, Law, Military, Feminism, Murals, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Maxine Hong Kingston, Fa Mu Lan


"They tried to live as they had in Berkeley, in an improvisational community, their doors open to anyone."

"But things started to go missing, and it was unclear whether their neighbors also believed in communal sharing or if they were taking advantage of the Kingstons. Kahalu’u is on the island’s windward side, and Maxine, like many Chinese people who believe that wind disturbs one’s qi, or life-force equilibrium, found the constant gusts distressing. She couldn’t think.... In the seventies, publishers had begun responding to America’s social realities by offering challenging, textured depictions of ...
Tags: Law, Fiction, Immigration, America, Hawaii, Ethnicity, Kingston, Berkeley, Solitude, Maxine, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Maxine Hong Kingston


In ‘The Lost Chapters,’ LA writer Leslie Schwartz finds new life after addiction and jail

When Leslie Schwartz walked into a Los Angeles County jail to serve her sentence for DUI and battery in early 2014, there were many things the novelist and teacher feared. But there was one thing that gave her hope: a list of books she’d arranged to have sent to her there. “The Lost Chapters” is author Leslie Schwartz’ memoir of being sent to jail after a long relapse into alcohol addiction, and the way the books she read there changed her life. (Photo by Greg Littlewood) At least, Schwartz ...
Tags: Books, La, Time, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Louis Zamperini, Raymond Chandler, Maya Angelou, Gabriel García Márquez, Schwartz, Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley, Marquez, Vroman


Shorties (An Excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's New Book, Recommended Books for Music Lovers, and more)

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Ursula K. Le Guin's new book No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matter. Pigeons and Planes recommended books for music lovers. 52 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 534) , including Bill Gates' best books, Kirkus Reviews' best teen books lists, The New York Times' best baking cookbooks, The Progressive Magazine's favorite books, and Vogue's best books. ...
Tags: Music, Bbc, Sufjan Stevens, David, New York Times, Vogue, Bill Gates, Guardian, Ursula K Le Guin, Lou Reed, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Kirkus Reviews, Bud Smith, Tonya Harding, Jeet Thayil


32 Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the reader, because it has the benefit of being true (unless it's by James Frey, in which case, never mind). Whether it's Maya Angelou or Tina Fey or Barack Obama, everyone has a story to tell, and it's just a pleasure to be invited in.The memoirists featured range from acclaimed poets to former slaves to humorists to rock stars. Their stories are engrossin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, London, Reese Witherspoon, Indonesia, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Jimi Hendrix, Taliban, Sierra Leone, Hawaii, Paris, Ethiopia, Robert Mugabe


Shorties (March's Best New Books, A New Sylvan Esso Song, and more)

, Flavorwire, Book Riot, and The Millions previewed March's must-read books. Stream a new Sylvan Esso song. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser Ball Four by Jim Bouton Claudius the God by Robert Graves Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut I, Claudius by Robert Graves L.A. Son by Roy Choi The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis Maurice by E.M. Forster A Passage to India by E.M. Forster Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: The Break...
Tags: Music, London, India, Nbc News, America, Earth, David, Elton John, Lincoln, Lemmy, Sylvan Esso, Thurston Moore, Robert Lowell, Paris Review, Literary Hub, Roy Choi


An author troubled by war invites veterans to ‘Write Peace’

Maxine Hong Kingston came up with the idea for The Veteran Writers Group after she had a devastating month herself in 1991. More than 800 people have answered her call.
Tags: News, Maxine Hong Kingston, Veteran Writers Group


An author troubled by war invites veterans to ‘Write Peace’

Maxine Hong Kingston came up with the idea for The Veteran Writers Group after she had a devastating month herself in 1991. More than 800 people have answered her call.
Tags: News, Maxine Hong Kingston, Veteran Writers Group