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Syreeta Barlow

Syreeta Barlow is a word lover from Atlanta who hordes magazines, edits her text messages, and wants to use her reading (and writing) powers for good. Follow her on Twitter @syreetasmiles.

Let’s Talk About Specs, Baby: Protection, Positions, and Places to Do It

It’s confession time. We’re all adults here, so we can admit our naughty, little habits to each other. When I’m ...

Help the N00B Discover Science Fiction

I thought I could pass for a nerd. I grew up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy and reading Beakman’s ...

The Dark Side of the Bookstore : The Problem With The “African-American” Section

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Go Forth and Re-Read Your Favorite Books From Childhood: A Dare

There’s a not-so-secret society of adults who actively (and sometimes exclusively) read YA fiction, as if it’s a fattening indulgence ...

The Dark Side of the Bookstore : The Problem With The “African-American” Section

Ask any reader why they like the books they like, and the answers vary from “I can totally relate to ...

Slummer Reading List

According to me, it is scientifically proven that brain cell activity slows down during extreme temperatures. For example, it is extremely ...

How Reading Out Loud Almost Saved My Marriage

For two years, I lived on a truck. Not a truck of the Ford or GMC variety, but a hulking ...

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