Imagine you were a teenage girl in a world of heroes who have petty superpowers, where fairies were real and somewhat abusive, where the rich kids built themselves pyramids and partied on the moon. In such a reality, how would you handle the challenges of adolescence? The young female characters in Kelly Link’s imaginative new short story collection Get in Trouble face just such a conundrum.
Many years ago, back when the OK Hotel was a dirty punk rock hole-in-the-wall club under the viaduct in downtown Seattle, I stood among a crowd mesmerized by Michelle Tea reading from her memoir, The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America.
Ever wanted a women-centric history book to hand to a kid? This March, publisher City Lights/Sister Spit is releasing an exciting new book that tells the stories of 26 important American women, one for each letter of the alphabet.
Comedian Eddie Huang raised a red flag about ABC show based on his memoir, Fresh Off the Boat.
The moment I made the decision to write about my political communities back home during the first semester of my MFA program, I knew I would hit some walls. "It's ill-advised to write about politics this way," my instructor said. "Traditionally speaking, it doesn't work. Politics are told through something universal, a love story, a coming of age story."
Nia King juggles multiple creative endeavors as a zinester, writer, comic-maker, and host of We Want the Airwaves, a podcast that features interviews with political queer artists, trans artists, and artists of color.