Archives: July 2015

This is the archive page for [July 2015]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Book Review: "Stone Mattress," by Margaret Atwood | July 30, 2015
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews Margaret Atwood's "Stone Mattress," a collection of fairy-tale flavored stories. Says Chris, "The best stories have a great blend of fairy tale weirdness and acute character examination." | Read entire entry

Book Review: Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech, by Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark | July 24, 2015
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes," by Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark, a primer on the infuriating, obfuscating, two-faced rhetoric that passes for discussion in this country. | Read entire entry

The CCLaP Weekender for July 10th is here! | July 10, 2015
It's Friday, which means it's time for the newest issue of the Pushcart-Prize-nominated CCLaP Weekender! This week's issue features a new original piece of fiction by Kevin Munley; a photography feature by Isabella Cruz Chong; and a look at the next seven days of literary events happening all across the city. | Read entire entry

American Odd: "The Manson File," edited by Nikolas Schreck | July 10, 2015
This week Karl Wolff continues his essay series "American Odd" with "The Manson File," by Nikolas Schreck, an anthology of Charles Manson's art, poetry, musical lyrics, and courtroom testimony. | Read entire entry

Stalking the Behemoth: "Women and Men," by Joseph McElroy | July 9, 2015
Excerpt: Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews Joseph McElroy's "Women and Men," a massive novel about two apartment-mates who never meet, as part of his Stalking the Behemoth series. Says Chris, " this is the eighth-longest novel in the English language, which means it has all sorts of secrets buried in it." | Read entire entry

The CCLaP Weekender for July 3rd is here! | July 3, 2015
It's Friday, which means it's time for the newest issue of the Pushcart-Prize-nominated CCLaP Weekender! This week's issue features a new original piece of fiction by Jim Wrona; a photography feature by Gioia Zloczower; and a look at the next seven days of literary events happening all across the city. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "On Immunity: an Innoculation," by Eula Biss | July 2, 2015
(CCLaP is dedicated to reviewing as many contemporary books as possible, including self-published volumes; click here to learn how to submit your own book for possible review, although be warned that it needs to have been published within the last... | Read entire entry