July 2015


In Yoga for Freedom, John P. Vourlis relates the experiences of twenty volunteers who travel to Nepal with an organization called the Imagine Foundation to raise awareness of child slavery and human trafficking in the area. Early on, Vourlis provides background information on the issue, noting that widespread poverty in Nepal “leaves children vulnerable to[…]

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Wool I was late to the game in reading Wool, widely written about as one of the most successful self-published books, but count me as a huge fan. I was completely transported by Howey’s imaginative sci-fi world and cared deeply for his complicated, well-drawn characters. Once you’re hooked you’ll want to read the entire Silo series.[…]

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http://josslandry.com Emma twisted her head side to side. She moaned, powerless to change her fate as an unfriendly force dragged her and pulled her along in spite of her protests. Her silent pleas weren’t caused by anything she found. Empty haze surrounded her until the long corridor began to take shape and revulsion beat a[…]

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T G.P. Putman’s Sons http://penguin.com Marie Lu has done something wonderful—taking Renaissance-era elements of kingdoms, aristocracy, and nobility and mashing them with her own unique spin to create a supernatural, yet realistic new world. The Young Elites is an edgy, dark, intense thrill ride.  The “Blood Plague” has swept through the nation. To most, the[…]

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On view through August 23 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, this exhibit for the first time showcases notebook pages that contain Basquiat’s early exploration of imagery that would be come iconic in his later large-scale works: teepees, crowns, skeletons. A catalog from Skira Rizzoli accompanies the exhibit. brooklynmuseum.org. 

by Dieter Buchhart In 1984, Basquiat began to collaborate intensely with Andy Warhol. The partnership was originally proposed by influential art dealer Bruno Bischofberger, Basquiat’s European gallerist. In 1984 and 1985, Basquiat produced fifteen joint works with  Warhol and Francesco Clemente, and more than 140 collaborations with Warhol; these comprise more than one-tenth of Basquiat’s[…]

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The man then threw the curving knife with enough force to puncture Brooke’s advancing thigh, and as Sugar leapt toward him from behind, he dodged the advance and moved forward to recollect the knife from Brooke’s leg. Brooke howled for only a moment, then watched as the man moved away to make a safe distance[…]

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She knows there is something wrong with the baby. She has known from the very beginning. First there was the nausea that left her bedridden for weeks, dizzy and barely able to eat, chewing on cucumbers, filling up on spring water. Then the surges in temper, the blackening headaches. And finally a stillness inside her[…]

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