CLP Blog

The Pirates Home Opener 2016

Fri., Apr. 8
People go to baseball games for a variety of reasons, because they like the game (my mom [Hi Mom!]), because they like the food and being in a stadium (me) or because they’ve been dragged there by their family (my dad and sister).

I Did It All for the Nookietown

Thu., Apr. 7
"Recently divorced forty-something single mom Lucy is lonely, a little antsy, and craving physical connection. Then the unthinkable happens: Her trusted, long-married friend Nancy begs Lucy to sleep with her husband … to save her marriage. The plan is outlandish, scandalous, and, to everyone’s astonishment, works like a charm—it’s a win-win-win. Soon the two women develop an underground barter system whereby Nancy’s local married friends subcontract Lucy’s horny divorcée friends to sleep with their sex-starved husbands so the wives don’t have to as often. It’s a foolproof system for a while. Until feelings get hurt, loyalties are tested, and boundaries are crossed."

The Beauty and Cruelty in Displacement

Wed., Apr. 6
Deep Singh Blue tells the story of an immigrant Punjabi family living in rural California in the 1980s. The action centers around the teenage Deep Singh, who finds himself in an affair with a married woman in her twenties.

Failed Passes with Flying Colors

Tue., Apr. 5
Martin Espada’s new poetry collection kicks off with a sonnet cycle that brings a tiny moment in labor history back to life, praising the men and women who put their lives on the line for workers’ rights.

Abandoned Life at Sunset Edge

Mon., Apr. 4
Sunset Edge, the debut of filmmaker Daniel Peddle mixes teen angst with Southern Gothic horror to great success.

A Tangled Web of Crazy

Fri., Apr. 1
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas is one of the best books that I’ve read in a long time. It’s a young adult book, but it reads like an adult thriller.

Celebrating Diversity With Our Shared Shelf

Wed., Mar. 30
What makes this book club so special? Watson’s fame draws large and diverse groups of readers from around the world into a discussion about gender, equality, politics, culture and more.

50 Cakes Project Update

Tue., Mar. 29
Remember when I said I wanted to bake 50 cakes in one year? This ridiculous undertaking is still going on, but here's my progress so far along with my favorite cookbooks.

Adventures in Foreign Television

Wed., Mar. 23
I am a newly minted fan of a French program called Kaboul Kitchen. If you’re looking for something TV-wise a little off the beaten path, I definitely recommend giving this show a try.

In Appreciation of Brie Larson

Mon., Mar. 7
Is Brie Larson on your radar after her Oscar-winning performance in Room? Check out some of her earlier films.