Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goofy Kicking Donald Duck: 2016 Words

Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
(Credit: jrfcohn)

Words I Read
Ratfucked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy
David Daley
Liberals love to be right, Conservatives love to win. Liberals, read this to understand what you're up against.

The Wretched of the Earth
Frantz Fanon
Good way to start every year.
Timothy Snyder
Expands on many of the beats in Bloodlands.

Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Vol. 3
Jiro Kuwata
Because no American version would do B and R like this.

The Sandman (Volumes 1-5)
Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, et. al.
First volume is incredibly strong, becomes a bit more hit or just-plain-good with every other volume. 

The Eye of the Prophet
Kahlil Gibran
That Brooklyn high school brought me here. Poetic explorations of faith. Lovely.

Perry Anderson
Spoiler alert: this ain't about Rio 2016.

Neapolitan Novels
Elena Ferrante
Whoo, what a rollercoaster. These stories scream cinematic melodrama, but Lenu and Lina sparkle with the full brilliance of life's beauties and imperfections. Even in translation the writing sparkles. My generation's Madame Bovary.

bell hooks
Making levity out of Lemonade.

Saga of the Swamp Thing
Alan Moore, John Bissette, et. al.
Swamp Thing as the walking conscience of our environment, reminding us of our sins while selflessly protecting us. Finally, a Moore tale I am fully on board with.

Black Panther and World of Wakanda
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze; Roxane Gay, Afua Richardson
You know what time it is w/ Coates and Gay, so you shouldn't be surprised that they're writing the shit out of these titles. Art's not bad either.

Mariana Leung
And then La La Land happened, as if to put an emphasis on the point.

Understanding Mass Incarceration
James William Kilgore
Thanks again, The 13th.

Chris Heath
Public grieving in glossy format. I suppose he would have liked it this way.

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
bell hooks
Should probably start and end every year with bell.

Words I Read to the Kid (that I can support reading to him over and over)
This Land is Your Land
Woody Guthrie and Kathy Jakobsen

A.A. Milne

Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Peter Spier

間瀬, なおかた

The Philharmonic Gets Dressed
Karla Kuskin



I Love You! A Bushel and a Peck
Frank Loesser

Hilda and the Stone Forest
Luke Pearson

Furious George Goes Bananas
Michael Rex

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