• Book Reviews

    Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

    Feels like: reading the LACMA information placard that explains the purpose of the performance art piece you’re already eye-rolling at. Sounds like: “Hush” by Liv Dawson Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist Woman No. 17, though enchanting and seductive…

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    Otherworld by Jason Segel/Kirsten Miller

    Feels like: Dave Eggers’ The Circle meets World of Warcraft, narrated by that friend of yours who’s really into Second Life. Sounds like: “Arisen My Senses” by Bjork “And that’s the true test, I realize–the one that reveals who’s human and who’s…

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    The Fourth Wall & Story Time

    There’s nothing more satisfying in art and culture than breaking the fourth wall. The fourth wall, to any non-theater-nerds, is the invisible barrier that shields the characters in a performance from the gaze of the audience. When you’re watching a play,…

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    The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick

    Feels like: Gone Girl meets The Haunting meets George Saunders Sounds like: “Wait” by Wild Cub “This is a thing that I’m sure is obvious to everyone else but is never-endingly astonishing to me: that every change, every life, consists…

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    Process Art

    Story Time & Process Art Today we’re going to talk a little about this Process Art movement that’s pretty popular right now. It’s just another example of taking something parents and caregivers already do with kids regularly, but giving it…

  • Book Reviews

    Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

    Feels like: Erin Brockovich meets Jessica Jones. Sounds like: “Rill Rill” by Sleigh Bells 🔥“I used to dream of her smile–the way, I imagine, bottom-feeding fish must dream of the long dark funnel of a shark’s throat.” 🔥 So, immediately snapped up this…

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    Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

    Feels like: reading a Wes Anderson film; all Kodachrome pastels, eccentric observations and quirky inner dialogue. Song pairing: “Water” by Sudan Archives 🗺“My love for my mother is like an axe. It cuts very deep.”🗺 Hot Milk takes us on…

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    Marlena by Julie Buntin

    Feels like: reflecting on the female friendships that have shaped you while reading your “On This Day” feed on Facebook. Sounds like: “Glass” by Daughter 👯❤️👯  “I made it out, just like I wanted, and not once have I stopped…

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    Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

    Feels like: when your best friend tells you stories about someone she used to know. Song pairing: “Nobody Else Will Be There” by The National 🚘🚖🚗🚙🚕🚙🚗🚖🚘🚖🚙🚗🚘🚖🚘 “It wasn’t easy,” Kafuku said, “It made me think things I would prefer to…