Lit List: Monday August 15, 2016

 Sandra Cisneros (Source: Wikipedia)

Sandra Cisneros (Source: Wikipedia)

Good evening literature lovers. Here's a round-up of today's must-read literary news and commentary.

  • The Drone Presidency: A roundup of books on drone warfare tactics under the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Commander in Chief. (The New York Review of Books)
  • YA Author Wisdom: Sandra Cisneros: The author of The House on Mango Street talks about her first apartment and learning how to be alone. (NPR)
  • Amiri Baraka Is in Contempt: An account of the black nationalist poet's beating by the police and subsequent trial on trumped-up charges in 1968. (The Paris Review)
  • Act Naturally: Pretentiousness, Coolness, and Culture: What the hell is "your true self," anyway (Los Angeles Review of Books)
  • The Gorgon's Head: On re-reading mythology and wondering about fate. (Lapham's Quarterly)
  • Clothes in Books and Ways to go Wrong: Good, bad and ham-handed uses of fashion in fiction. (The Millions)
  • The Rumpus Interview with Arielle Greenberg: the poet and essayist on sexuality, feminism, and finding the right bra. (The Rumpus)
  • Taraji P. Henson Plays a Math Genius in the Hidden Figures Trailer: The film is adapted from an upcoming nonfiction book on black female NASA scientists in the 1950s. (GalleyCat)