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Shorties (Chelsea Manning Will Publish a Memoir, New Music from the National, and more)

Chelsea Manning will publish a memoir early next year. shared a short film featuring new music. May's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Genius by James Gleick The Lords of Discipline by James Conroy Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer The Quietus previewed May's cassette releases. previewed summer's best books. Stream a new song by V.V. Lightbody. Authors discussed their books' one word titles at Mirriam-Webster. Stream a new Kelly Moran. L...
Tags: Music, David, Jonah Lehrer, Chelsea Manning, Atomic Books Comics Preview, James Gleick, Sandra Cisneros, Cate Le Bon, Yohuna, American Libraries, Charly Bliss, James Conroy Proust, V V Lightbody Authors, Mirriam Webster Stream, Kelly Moran Locus, Willow Wilson Aquarium Drunkard


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 21-28

  The State of the West Valley discussion with the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization on Jan. 23 at the American Legion Post 826 on Fallbrook Avenue in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Reseda Neighborhood Council: 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Reseda Neighborhood Council Community S...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Lausd, Book Club, Local News, Graham Moore, Malibu, Wendy, Los Angeles County, Rotary Club, United Methodist Church, Los Angeles City


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 14-21

  Northridge East Neighborhood Council holds a Disaster Preparedness Town Hall on the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake on Jan. 17 at Northridge Woman’s Club on Lassen Street. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Sherman Oaks B...
Tags: Sport, David, Soccer, House, Moscow, Community, Book Club, Local News, Sam, Ucla, Zadie Smith, Gary, Wendy, Valley, Rotary Club, Woodland Hills


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 7-14

  Learn about the new 2020 voting centers at a meeting on Jan. 9 at the Rose Goldwater Community Center on Vanowen Street in Canoga Park. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 7. The group meets every ...
Tags: Sport, History, Soccer, House, Moscow, Community, Kenya, Tanzania, Mars, Book Club, Local News, Botanic Gardens, Zadie Smith, Wendy, Los Angeles County, Valley


4 books on race in America everyone should read

These books, from authors like Toni Morrison and John F. Kennedy, open up a whole new perspective on the American landscape.Read Jose Antonio Vargas' groundbreaking essay on life as an undocumented migrant in The New York Times Magazine.Vargas' memoir, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, is out now. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Growing up, no book stimulated me more than Morrison's The Bluest Eye. I was first assigned to read the book in eighth grade and the "why" of the story h...
Tags: Art, Race, Immigration, America, House, Innovation, Refugees, Marilyn Monroe, Literature, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy, Toni Morrison, Kennedy, Morrison, Sandra Cisneros, Angelou


The ‘New Woman’ & American literature

In the late 19th and early 20th-century America, a new image of womanhood emerged that began to shape public views and understandings of women’s role in society. With the suffrage and labor movements, the “new woman” emerged. These modern women were attending colleges, rejecting domesticity, asserting themselves politically in public, and becoming a part of the cultural landscape through literature. As the 12th century progresses, the voices of women pushed for more self-discovery and freedom fr...
Tags: Books, Featured, New York City, America, History, Feminism, House, Literature, Connor, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Gertrude Stein, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, Morrison, American History


Running: Itoro Udofia on Inspirations & Influences

“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. Hello everybody! Tomorrow we publish “Running” by Itoro Udofia, the fourth short story in the Awakenings Season. Today, the author is here to talk about the inspirations and influences behind the story! I dream of a world that dreams me. Li...
Tags: Books, US, House, Charles Dickens, Oakland, Toni Morrison, Richard Wright, Sandra Cisneros, Du Bois, Book Smugglers Publishing, Inspirations and Influences, Mango Street, Awakenings, BSP 2018, BSP Awakenings, Itoro Udofia Itoro Udofia


Shorties (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Profiled, Courtney Barnett on Books, and more)

The Guardian profiled author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Courtney Barnett talked books with the Los Angeles Review of Books. April's best eBook deals. The Cut profiled Liz Phair. Mary H.K. Choi talked to Weekend Edition about her debut novel, Emergency Contact. Stream a new Mogwai song. interviewed author Sandra Cisneros. Lord Huron visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Curtis Sittenfeld recommended books with strong female protagonists at T...
Tags: Music, Oregon, David, Amanda Palmer, Mogwai, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Huron, Sandra Cisneros, Portishead, Alina Simone, Raleigh News Observer, Curtis Sittenfeld, Jenny Zhang Stereogum, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Profiled Courtney Barnett, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Courtney Barnett, Liz Phair Mary H K Choi


Lift Every Orchestral Voice

[Ed. Note: When the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announced its 2018-19 season last month, music critic Alex Ross immediately noticed that the repertoire for the orchestra’s concerts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall was written exclusively by living female composers except for one lone piece by the late Morton Feldman. Since then, Ross’s tweet about it was retweeted 40 times. Granted it is only two concerts, but it was a welcome piece of news, especially after several major American orchestras had...
Tags: New York, New York City, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Diversity, Yale, House, Bird, Ross, Hamilton, Commentary, Puerto Rico, Ascap, Indiana University, Alex Ross


11 Books By Latinas Every Feminist Should Add To Their Collection

For decades, Latina authors have written empowering stories of women navigating family, culture and societal norms to find their true selves. Books by Gabby Rivera and Alida Nugent have most recently helped paint a portrait of what it means to be a Latina feminist today. But even before these women put pen to paper, authors like Sandra Cisneros and Laura Esquivel were already paving the way with narratives centered on strong Latina women. In the spirit of intersectional feminism, we compiled a l...
Tags: News, Huffington Post, Sandra Cisneros, Latina, Carolina Moreno, Laura Esquivel, Gabby Rivera, Alida Nugent


Sandra Cisneros Calls Trump Administration's Immigration Initiatives 'Barbaric'

Sandra Cisneros moved to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico three years ago, where she observed President Donald Trump’s rise from the other side of the border.  The Chicago-born author of The House on Mango Street has always been an important figure in the Chicano community, and she recently spoke with Univision about Trump, how he’s portrayed Mexicans and the recent uptick of deportations by his administration. Cisneros recounted witnessing first hand the Civil Rights movement unfold as a young g...
Tags: News, Mexico, Chicago, Fox, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Univision, San Miguel de Allende, Sandra Cisneros, Carolina Moreno, Cisneros, Sandra Cisneros Calls Trump Administration, Macho Read Cisnero


Sandra Cisneros Doesn't Need Your Approval

Maria Hinojosa sits down with Sandra Cisneros to speak about her new book, A House of My Own, as well as personal issues like finding herself happy and single at middle-age.
Tags: News, Sandra Cisneros, MARIA HINOJOSA


Free Audiobook – Five Short Stories by Women

The audiobook edition of Five Short Stories by Women by Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, Nadine Gordimer and Sandra Cisneros, narrated by Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, Alex Kingston and Rita Moreno [L.A. Theatre Works], is free from Audible. Book Description L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors. Joyce Carol Oates’ Life after High School takes us to a time in the late 1950s, to Sou...
Tags: Books, Featured, America, South Africa, Sarah, Rita Moreno, Al Jolson, Sandra Cisneros, Nadine Gordimer, Vistula, Free Audiobooks, Literary Fiction, Lynn Collins, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, Emily Bergl


Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman to Receive National Medal of Arts

Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Philip Glass, Berry Gordy, and Audra McDonald are among the recipients of the annual National Medal of Arts, which President Barack Obama will hand out at a ceremony at the White House on Sept. 22. Other honorees include author Sandra Cisneros, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, musician Santiago Jimenez, Jr., playwright and... Read more »
Tags: News, White House, Biz, Barack Obama, Morgan Freeman, Mel Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Audra McDonald, National Medal of Arts, Eugene O Neill Theater Center


Board Question #87751: I served a Spanish-speaking mission. I've been home for around ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,I served a Spanish-speaking mission. I've been home for around 10 years. I've kept and improved on my level of speaking Spanish, but I'd really like to expand my horizons beyond Church and work-related practice. Can you give me any recommendations for novels in Spanish? I'd like to stick with books written in the language, not translated from English, but I don't know of any beyond Don Quixote.-My Name Here A: Querido hombre murcielago,I was recently asking a BYU-I spani...
Tags: BYU, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Don Quixote, Suerte Ardilla Feroz, Canterbury Tales, Sandra Cisneros, Borges, Chaucer, Isabel Allende, Esmeralda Santiago


YA Author Wisdom: Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros is the author of "The House on Mango Street." For our series, "Next Chapter," she talks about how important it was for her as a Mexican-American woman to move into her first apartment.
Tags: News, House, Sandra Cisneros


7 things I’m learning to accept about being a freelance writer

Photo: Eelke 1. If I’m not failing, I’m not trying hard enough. In writing, failure and rejection isn’t what happens when you’re doing it wrong. It’s what happens when you dare to do it at all. It’s a natural byproduct of daring choices. As sociologist and researcher Dr. Brene Brown described, “Daring is not saying “I’m willing to risk failure.” Daring is saying “I know I will eventually fail and I’m still all in.” I keep this in mind every time I get my writing rejected. These rejections onl...
Tags: Travel, Writing, Chicago, Atlantic, House, Npr, Middlesex, Brene Brown, Sandra, Sandra Cisneros, Mystic River, Dennis Lehane, Freelance Writer, Freelance Life


Meet The Woman Fighting For Abortion Rights At The Supreme Court

Photo: Saul Loeb/Getty Images. The Supreme Court is gearing up to make a decision in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case, and the verdict could have drastic consequences for women’s access to reproductive care.At the center of the case is the Texas Bill, HB2, which enacts restrictions on providers that could make abortion care difficult or, for many women in the state, even impossible to access. But providers aren’t taking the bill lying down: Whole Wom...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Orlando, Capitol, Lubbock, West Texas, Sandra Cisneros, Hellerstedt, Dallas Forth Worth, Texas Texas, Amy Hagstrom Miller, Whole Woman 's Health


Make Time to Play!

Today’s kids are playing less than any other generation. Play is losing out to TV, recess times have declined and many children in low-income communities lack safe spaces to run, jump and be active. But play is essential to kids’ learning. Play helps encourage kids to explore and use their imaginations, increases their ability to store more information and can improve literacy skills by building connections by oral and written expression. As the school year ends and kids have more free time, yo...
Tags: Books, Games, Where the Wild Things Are, Max, Maurice Sendak, Sandra Cisneros, Kaboom, Tips and Resources


Reading Chicago

Good morning, friends. It’s a long weekend here in the UK, and I’m officially reading too many books at once (five at the last count). Normally I find anything more than my usual two — one fiction and one non-fiction — difficult to cope with, but for the moment I’m too excited about all of them to be daunted. Not only that, but I feel the urge to compile lists, surround myself with stacks, and make yet more future reading plans. It’s possible that I’m compensating for having missed all the Rea...
Tags: Books, UK, Chicago, House, Sandra Cisneros, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ana S., Maud Martha, Mia Bay


101 Quotes About Writing That Will Inspire You To Write More (And Even More)

I love inspirational quotes. I really do. Over the past several years, I have published many lists of my favorite quotes collection — on  life, success, innovation, perfection, and entrepreneurship. I have been saving quotes that I found on writing for a while now, and I do feel that there is enough to make it into a list. It’s very focused and is targeting writers (including bloggers ;) ). Words (especially in quotes) are powerful, in fact so powerful that it can give you goosebumps. So here ...
Tags: Freelancing, Quotes, Writing, Internet, California, Virginia, Time, Inspiration, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Content Marketing, Blogging, Albert Einstein, Warren Buffett, Steve Martin, Joan Didion


La Voz Femenina Se Levanta

Back in the day, museums were run by and largely catered to middle aged and middle income and upper class White folks. And the collections, exhibitions, and educational programs reflected what one of my colleagues at Spelman College calls the three W's: they were largely focused on Western places and ideas, the overwhelming majority of the staff and visitors were White folks and the exhibitions were largely Womanless. —Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director    Smithsonian's National Museum of Afri...
Tags: New York, Smithsonian, Huffington Post, National Portrait Gallery, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Cisneros, Spelman College, National Endowment for the Arts, National Museum of American History, Taina, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Johnnetta Cole, Janson, Eduardo Diaz, La Voz Femenina Se Levanta


Who Is Your Famous Birthday Twin?

March is Women's History Month. But, as we all know, one month is hardly enough to sum up all of the achievements women have made through the years. There's the pioneering scientific discoveries, the world-record-breaking athletic moments, not to mention the groundbreaking contributions to all different industries — the many accomplishments of womenkind is nothing to sneeze at. While March 8 may be International Women's Day, there's reason to celebrate our achievements every day. So we put toget...
Tags: England, Congress, Cheryl Strayed, Rihanna, Washington, Massachusetts, Hedy Lamarr, Russia, Amy Schumer, India, Africa, Israel, America, Yoko Ono, Austria, United States


Badass Women Who Share Your Birthday

March is Women's History Month. But, as we all know, one month is hardly enough to sum up all of the achievements women have made through the years. There's the pioneering scientific discoveries, the world-record-breaking athletic moments, not to mention the groundbreaking contributions to all different industries — the many accomplishments of womenkind is nothing to sneeze at. While March 8 may be International Women's Day, there's reason to celebrate our achievements every day. So we put toget...
Tags: England, Congress, Cheryl Strayed, Rihanna, Washington, Massachusetts, Hedy Lamarr, Russia, Amy Schumer, India, Africa, Israel, America, Yoko Ono, Austria, United States


Shorties (2016's Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books, The Year's Most Anticipated Albums, and more)

The Millions listed anticipated 2016 nonfiction books. Pitchfork previewed 2016's music releases. 22 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation Saturday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 1,863) , including Jane Ciabattari's best books for BBC Culture. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists. Stream new music from Shearwater. The Rumpus interviewed author Sandra Cisneros...
Tags: Washington Post, Bbc, David, Brooklyn, David Bowie, Joyce Carol Oates, Allison Lynn Gate, Elias Khoury, Brock Clarke Harlequin, Bohumil Hrabal, Rumour, Jake Arnott, Matthew Salesses, Gina Frangello Meatspace, Nicole Haroutunian, Craig Lancaster