Friday, 30 December 2016

Favourite books I've read this year

Non-Fiction

Claudia Rankine: Citizen. An American Lyric.
Jesmyn Ward (ed.): The Fire Next Time. A New Generation Speaks About Race.
Dave Cullen: Columbine.
Rebecca Solnit: A Paradise Built in Hell.
Rebecca Solnit: The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness.

Fiction:

N.K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season & The Obelisk Gate.
Kate Tempest: The Bricks That Built the Houses.
Robin Wasserman: Girls on Fire.
Becky Chambers: The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet.
Tana French: The Trespasser.
Gabby Riviera: Juliet Takes a Breath.
Vanessa Veselka: Zazen.

Essays:

The Atlantic: My President Was Black, December 2016
Teen Vogue: Donald Trump is gaslighting America, December 10, 2016
New York Times: Broken Men in Paradise, December 9, 2016
New York Review of Books: Trump - The choice we face, November 27, 2016
Aeon: Fuck work, November 25, 2016
n+1: No President, November 12, 2016
The Atlantic: Donald Trump and the Coming Test of International Order, November 9, 2016
The Baffler: Fear of a Feminist Future, October 17, 2016
Mother Jones: How Trump took hate groups mainstream, October 14, 2016
CityLab: A New Film Explores Ties Between Slavery and Mass Incarceration, October 6, 2016
Brookings: Investment in lithium-ion batteries may crowd out future innovation, October 4, 2016
Nylon: After AfterEllen: On The Future Of The Queer Community On The Internet, September 24, 2016
TIME: Claudia Rankine: Society Is ‘in a State of Emergency’, September 22, 2016
The Atlantic: Emily Dickinson’s Mysterious ‘You’, September 20, 2016
Buzzfeed: The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Is Unprecedented — And 150 Years In The Making, September 16, 2016
The Atlantic: Is America Any Safer?, September 2016
New York Review of Books: Black Lives and the Police, August 18, 2016
The Atlantic: Is Obama’s Drone War Moral?, August 18, 2016
The Cut: Hillary Is Poised to Make the ‘Impossible Possible’ — for Herself and for Women in America, July 29, 2016
The Atlantic: A Truth Made Self-Evident, July 28, 2016
TIME: Read Michelle Obama’s Emotional Speech at the Democratic Convention, July 25, 2016
Jadaliyya: A Brief History of Fortress Europe, July 18, 2016
The Guardian: ‘Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​’: Rebecca Solnit on living in dark times, July 15, 2016
GQ: The Tamir Rice Story: How to Make a Police Shooting Disappear, July 14, 2016
New Yorker: Blood Orange and the sound of identity, July 4, 2016
The Toast: A Note on the Toast by Hillary Clinton, July 1, 2016
The Atlantic: How American Politics Went Insane, July 2016
AfterEllen: “Person of Interest” recap (5.13): The sound of my voice, June 22, 2016
New Yorker: Sunderland and the Brexit tragedy, June 29, 2016
Slate: Angels in America: The Complete Oral History, June 28, 2016
NPR: A Toast To The Toast, The Site That Was Just For You. Yes, Even You, June 27, 2016
openDemocracy: We can only contemplate leaving the EU because its miracles have become banal, June 14, 2016
The Monthly: An act of hatred in Orlando, June 14, 2016
The New York Times: It's sacred, June 13, 2016
The Washington Post: In praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club, June 13, 2016
Quartz: LGBT Americans have never really been safe in America, June 13, 2016
openDemocracy: Fleeing for simply being: the legal and subjective battles faced by LGBTI refugees, June 13, 2016
LA Times: What it's like to live under North Carolina's bathroom law if you're transgender, June 12, 2016
The Wilson Quarterly: Pariah: Can Hannah Arendt help us rethink our global refugee crisis?, June 2016
New York Magazine: Hillary Clinton vs. Herself, May 30, 2016
Slate: Race and the Obama Presidency, May 25, 2016
New York Magazine: James Baldwin & the Fear of a Nation, May 12, 2016
Autostraddle: The True Price of Salt: On the Book that Became “Carol”, May 10, 2016
New Yorker: Kate Tempest's Transformations, May 10, 2016
Paste Magazine: Rosalee's Favorite Things, Amélie and the Strangest Underground Episode Yet, May 5, 2016
The Toast: “We would have paid her the same if she weighed 500 pounds”: Publishing, Weight, and Writers Who Are “Hard To Look At”, May 3, 2016
Lucky Peach: The History of Pho, May 2016
The Point: Beyond Cool?, May 2016
Longreads: Our well-regulated militia, April 18, 2016
The Washington Post: TV keeps killing off lesbian characters. The fans of one show have revolted., April 4, 2016
Autostraddle: Autostraddle’s Ultimate Infographic Guide to Dead Lesbian Characters on TV, March 25, 2016
The Guardian: Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco, March 22, 2016
New York Times: Should parents of children with severe disabilities be allowed to stop their growth?, March 22, 2016
The Atlantic: Nina Simone's Face, March 15, 2016
Slate: How Trump Happened, March 13, 2016
The Atlantic: "The Obama Doctrine": The Atlantic's Exclusive Report on the U.S. President's Hardest Foreign Policy Decisions, March 10, 2016
Peter Levine: why political science dismissed Trump and political theory predicted him, March 3, 2016
The Monthly: The Boomer Supremacy, March 2016
Broadly: Riding the Rails of the Underground Abortion Railroad from Texas to New Mexico, February 2016
Quartz: Airbnb and Uber are the next frontier in the struggle between capital and labor, February 29, 2016
The Long and Short: An honest thief, January 28, 2016

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