Critical Linking: January 23rd, 2015


Hermione Granger and the Goddamn Patriarchy.

BuzzFeed at its very, very best. Bravo.


Fandango is reporting that the steamy Valentine’s Day weekend opener Fifty Shades Of Grey has so far been the fastest selling advance ticket R-rated title in the company’s 15-year history.

50 Shades looks poised to….dominate the box office this Spring.


Junot describes what many of us writers of color have experienced in writing classes and workshops for years. I can’t count how many stories I’ve heard like Angie’s, and I could go on and on about my own, suffice it to say, we need a place like VONA/Voices to remind us that we are not alone, that our stories do matter and that it is up to us to write them.

Writers of color face challenges at every step in their process. But things can be done.


We run a pretty sweet little bookish Instagram account, if we do say so ourselves (and we do). Come check it out.

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Samantha Irby and Robin Sloan talk about their favorite books in our newest podcast, Recommended. Download it for free from Apple Podcasts or Google Play.