February 26th, 2009 | Travels and Appearances, Wild Kingdom
Thank you all so much for the magnificent digressions on the last post. Sorry I kinda disappeared. I’ve been working on a review for the New York Times Book Review–a graphic review of a regular book! I’m not sure when it’s coming out, but I’ll keep you posted. And I just took a short road trip to Colby College in Maine, about which I was compelled to create this little slide show for you.
Plus Here Are Some Other Items:
•I just opened the latest New Yorker to find a piece by Ariel Levy on the Van Dykes, a roving band of separatists in the seventies. Why are august and hidebound publications suddenly having this spasm of nostalgia for lesbian separatism? I haven’t had a chance to read the story yet, but at first glance it looks good.
•Another LGBT bookstore bites the dust. Not just Oscar Wilde, but now A Different Light in West Hollywood is closing.
•Hot Librarian Action: Ann Seidl’s wonderful documentary The Hollywood Librarian is now out on DVD. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance.
•Also, Ann’s sister Amy, who lives just across the river from me, has a book out, Early Spring.
In Early Spring, ecologist and mother Amy Seidl examines climate change at a personal level through her own family’s walks in the woods, work in their garden, and observations of local wildlife in the quintessential America of small-town New England, deep in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
•Attention Octavia Butler fans: Beacon Press wants to publish a graphic adaptation of Butler’s novel “Kindred.” They’re currently “inviting proposals from cartoonists who appreciate Octavia Butler’s legacy, and reflect her commitment to social justice in their own work. Those interested in
discussing a proposal should email the editor of the Graphic Books list, Allison Trzop, at firstname.lastname@example.org.” The deadline is March 16!