Tope Folarin. Photo: Beowulf Sheehan. Tope Folarin is a Nigerian American writer based in Washington, DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in…View More Tope Folarin, Fiction
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I first encountered Megan McCafferty’s Sloppy Firsts on my mom’s dresser. I was a junior or senior in high school and the title, as well…View More “I’ve Censored My True Feelings”: Jessica Darling, Me, and Mental Illness
Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by Flatiron Books, publisher of The Switch by Beth O’Leary. “In…View More Inside the $8 Million Carnegie Heist: Critical Linking, August 21, 2020
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Still from Autumn de Wilde’s Emma. The coronavirus has thrown a wrench into Aries season, but plans for my March birthday remained unchanged. I watched…View More Staff Picks: Puddings, Pastels, and Plano
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