• Book Reviews

    The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

    Feels like: flipping through a family photo album at a Salvation Army; that sinking feeling of realizing they’ve probably all passed on. Sounds like: “Berenstein” by The Band CAMINO  Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist I want to be sensitive…

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    Boundless by Jillian Tamaki

    Feels like: when you watch a movie that you know was directed by a woman because you can honestly say “That’s what it looks and feels like to be in this body.” Sounds like: “Pray” by duendita  Listen Here / 2018…

  • Storytime

    Australia Story Time

    Travel Series Story Time I’d like to think the best part about being a children’s librarian is the level of rock star fame you achieve with three year olds—it does wonders for the ego—but really, the best part is witnessing…

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    The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

      Feels like: V.C. Andrews is alive and well, writing disturbing, gothic-victorian literature for a modern audience. Sounds like: “Me and the Devil” by Adia Victoria Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist There’s a couple of really important…

  • 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,…

  • Book Reviews

    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…

  • Storytime

    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…