The incomparable Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) has given Janaka Stucky’s poem “WE ARE NOT EMPTY WE CAST SPELLS” the ultimate reading by reciting it while making himself a martini (stirred, not shaken). That poem and many more are collected in The Truth Is We Are Perfect, published by Third Man Books.
Ernest C. Withers, photo courtesy of Time.com
The fantastic picture above showing a young woman receiving her voter registration card is one in a moving collection of photos from Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality, the second installment of GILES’s Double Exposure series, which was posted to the History page of Time.com on June 30 and repeated on Life, Time magazine’s online photography channel. Fourteen photos from the third volume, African American Women, were posted to the Guardian‘s (US Edition) photography page on June 23. In the near future, all three books will be reviewed on the Washington Post photography blog In Sight.
The book trailer for After Abel and Other Stories was banned from Facebook for pornographic content, which we think is a little ridiculous since the video contains classical paintings of biblical characters as well as an endorsement from a rabbi.Yahoo! News, LAObserved, and TakePart thought the censorship level was outrageous as well and posted articles promoting the video. After Abel and Other Stories also received reviews from Booklist and Jewish Book Council, who said that the collection “will appeal to readers with even the most basic introduction to the Biblical canon, but especially to those whose imaginations are piqued by the mystery of an untold story.”