Making Comics: by Lynda Barry
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Making Comics: by Lynda Barry

Making Comics is in love with drawing specifically and provides helpful advice about how to compose images.

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Night Boat to Tangier: by Kevin Barry
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Night Boat to Tangier: by Kevin Barry

A beautiful novel that is both an intense rumination on family life and adulthood as well as a commentary on scuffling for survival under capitalism.

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In the Dream House: by Carmen Maria Machado
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In the Dream House: by Carmen Maria Machado

Me: by Elton John
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Me: by Elton John

Me is a fitting written companion to Elton John's seemingly never-ending series of shows celebrating his life and music.

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Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming: by László Krasznahorkai
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Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming: by László Krasznahorkai

The surreal world that Krasznahorkai’s writing generates might serve as the best place from which to view our own, and to go about struggling to achieve a future…

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Chaos: by Tom O’Neill with Dan Piepenbring
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Chaos: by Tom O’Neill with Dan Piepenbring

Come for the Helter Skelter rebuttal, stay for the broader commentary on access to what should be public information.

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No Visible Bruises: by Rachel Louise Snyder
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No Visible Bruises: by Rachel Louise Snyder

With its harrowing stories and lack of easy answers, No Visible Bruises is a demanding read, even though Snyder's prose and pacing carry it well.

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Cimabue and the Franciscans: by Holly Flora
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Cimabue and the Franciscans: by Holly Flora

Reminds current audiences of the fascination generated by such careful design and such a command of the manner in which pigment and hue imbued within wood reveal delicate…

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The Factory: by Hiroko Oyamada
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The Factory: by Hiroko Oyamada

The Factory is an indictment of capitalism: the way it uses us, the ways it fails us, the way it hurts us.

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Black is the Body: by Emily Bernard
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Black is the Body: by Emily Bernard

The essays provide a carefully rendered profile of a particular life, the many facets of which give the reader cause for reflection.

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