The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Now that my 2011 Year in Review is behind me, I’m kicking off 2012 with a book that’s near and dear to my heart. Y’all know I love Junot. I’ve read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao twice (some parts way more than that), I’ve used excerpts of it in the classroom (point ofContinue reading “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”

Oh HELL no.

We live in a world in which industry “best of” lists routinely ignore overlook women and people of color in favor of middle-aged white men and the occasional middle-aged white woman.  I guess, in Anis Shivani’s eyes, that means women and people of color are, by default, totally craptastic. In his recent HuffPo article, “TheContinue reading “Oh HELL no.”