Death By Scarf (And Other Tragedies): An Interview with Amelia Gray

Originally posted on Chicago Review of Books:
Isadora Duncan lived an extraordinary life. A dancer of international acclaim, Isadora’s distinct artistic philosophy, tumultuous romantic relationships, and peculiar death make her an interesting, though little remembered, 20th century icon. She is the title figure of Amelia Gray‘s new novel, Isadora, which is—to say the least—not your…

V Day

Dear Diary, For a Politics major I am very much unpolitical, non-political, out-of politics person. I respect the values I grew up with. Some of them will never change or sway, no matter what I hear or read in mass media nowdays. V DAY – 9th May 1945 – we used to celebrate, we celebrate … More V Day

My Cat Did It…

Dear Diary, Just when I was going to sit down and do quite a bit of soul searching and write a post on teenage suicide and how, as a parent, one has to deal with it (explain to your own teenage child how it happens, why and how to deal with the aftermath), my new … More My Cat Did It…

Girly Book Club: Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino

Dear Diary, I do not anyone to tell my story before me I honestly do not. I recently read the book about a situation like this When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego … More Girly Book Club: Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino

Every Girl’s Summer Reading List

Dear Diary, Being a true Gemini and a very polygamous… reader, I subscribe to quite a number of newsletters, magazines and online curated editions about all things words (writing, literature, journalism, social media, content… the list of keywords is endless) Sometimes I come across something really interesting, fun, useful and thought or post provoking. Today, … More Every Girl’s Summer Reading List