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Lineup announced: Little Village presents Mission Boutique on Saturday, April 9

On Saturday, April 9 an exciting mix of musicians and writers will offer free pop-up readings and performances at downtown retail locations, presented for the second year in a row by Little Village and the Mission Creek Festival. Check out the lineup below, and keep your eyes and ears open next weekend for these intimate, […]

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Interview: Writer Andrew Malan Milward talks character, Kansas and authoring the High Plains

With a “heart as vast as the prairie,” as Storyville puts it, Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum Andrew Malan Milward explores the landscape and legacies of his home state through eight independent but interlocking stories in his second short story collection, I Was a Revolutionary (Harper, 2015). Revolutionary packs more than 150 years of complicated history […]

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Comics: In ‘Wytches’ the monsters are scarier than men

Writer Scott Snyder and illustrator Jock have teamed up for the first time since their 2013 hit Batman: The Black Mirror to invite readers into the dark pages of Wytches, an American comic series with its own take on the mysterious, typically feminine figure known as the “witch.” Published by Image Comics in 2014, this […]

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Freaky, Raw and Open: Rebecca Wolff to read at Prairie Lights with Emily Hunt and Christian Schlegel

Live From Prairie Lights: Rebecca Wolff, Emily Hunt & Christian Schlegel Prairie Lights Bookstore — Wednesday, Sep. 30 at 7 p.m. New York City is considered — or at least considers itself — the epicenter of culture. As a native Manhattanite, however, poet and novelist Rebecca Wolff felt an early onset of asphyxiation in the […]

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Comic Series ‘Saga’ Does Planetary Parenting Right

Parenthood is often the death of media entertainment. Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Murphy Brown — shows like these attempted to swaddle their audiences in overused parenting tropes without relinquishing their pre-pregnancy attitude. Typically, the ratings for these shows drop because writers struggle to effectively characterize the new mommy and daddy characters in their […]

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Revisiting Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’

Howard Zinn’s most famous book, A People’s History of the United States, was first published in 1980. Zinn intended it to be an overview of American history, but with a different point of view: “ … this book will be skeptical of governments and their attempts, through politics and culture, to ensnare ordinary people in […]

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The Task of the Translator: Aviya Kushner to read from ‘The Grammar of God’ at Prairie Lights

It’s hard to care about a single vowel. If I changed an “ah” to an “eh,” it’s a typo, a slip of the tongue that only two people would care to notice: a copy editor, who must care, and Aviya Kushner, who’s always been deeply attuned to the power of sound. […]

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