Homelands, Handmaids, and HerStories at the 2017 LA Times Festival of Books

With a captivating lineup, on-point panel topics, and several hundred book lovers willing to brave the rain, last year’s Festival of Books was certainly hard to beat. Though arguably, this year’s iteration may have been even better—and the sunny weather was only the beginning. The two-day event featured a similar format to years past, but … Continue reading Homelands, Handmaids, and HerStories at the 2017 LA Times Festival of Books

On Sweet Valley High, Chris Brown, and Being a Bad Feminist with Roxane Gay

I came to realize that I might be a “bad feminist” around the same time Beyoncé’s surprise album dropped. I loved the album. I mean, I liked Beyoncé a lot before the 13th of December 2013, but the album led me towards a whole new realm of fangirldom. As always, the tuneage was excellent, but what got me … Continue reading On Sweet Valley High, Chris Brown, and Being a Bad Feminist with Roxane Gay