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    Bon Iver – 22, A Million

    Bon Iver – 22, A Million

    Days away from one of the most important elections, nothing is certain. The whole campaign has left us empty, exhausted and angry. No matter who wins the only guarantee is uncertainty. Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) explores and embraces uncertainty. Completely deconstructing his sound.

    Reading Quirks

    Reading Quirks (04-07)

    Reading Quirks (04-07)

    This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
    Script by The Wild Detectives
    Illustrations by (the impeccable) Laura Pacheco
    October ’16

    Books

    Myths and Truths of the Quran: a Coffee Shop Book Study

    Myths and Truths of the Quran: a Coffee Shop Book Study

    Looking to understand a faith that has been shaped and transformed by tradition, cultural baggage, and power struggle, journalist Carla Power takes the challenge of reading the Quran with a muslim scholar living in England. In their journey, they debunk myths and find historical context for some of the most controversial verses found in the holy book.

    Reading Quirks

    Reading Quirks (01-03)

    Reading Quirks (01-03)

    This is a comic series about all those weird things we readers do.
    Script by The Wild Detectives
    Illustrations by (the incomparable) Laura Pacheco
    September ’16

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    Mouth full of Words Gastro Week

    Mouth full of Words Gastro Week

    We’re hosting a week full of food and wine events with guest chef Iñaki Betrán. One challenge: to turn your taste buds into buddies. The joke is bad, the food is not.

    Literature

    On Happiness, Literature and Happy Literature

    On Happiness, Literature and Happy Literature

    Everyone knows writers are depressed. As a species we are invariably portrayed as near suicidal heavy drinkers and odd, chronic overthinkers who tug at our hair, howl at the moon, and cover ourselves in proverbial ashes. The world of literary respect seems to honor this heritage by giving critical consideration and praise only to authors who possess a flair for the tragic, and who keep humanity’s dying ember held on their tongues. Happy writing is relegated to the likes of the commercially packaged, pastel drenched Nicholas Sparks or, at best, the demure Jane Austen who insists on a neat and satisfying ending. We all want our light romances to end well, but the preponderance of respected literature is dealt a much heavier hand; serious literature must be serious.

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    Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    Nostalgia flourishes when the present is cloaked with uncertainty. The album of the month soundtracks one of the year’s best new show: Stranger Things. A duo from Austin have crafted a score so enchanting that the finished product can stand on its own and be enjoyed if you have not yet discovered Netflix’s little gem. Both the show and music are fandom ecstasy. The soundtrack smartly sticks to three clear influences: John Carpenter scores, B–Horror movie ambience and glorious cheesy 80s synths. Fans of the show have something to hold them over until season two.

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