Archives: August 2015

This is the archive page for [August 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.

The CCLaP Weekender for August 28th is here! | August 28, 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 Denis Bell; a photography feature by Nev Nels; and a look at the next seven days of literary events happening all across the city. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy," by Rachel Bell | August 24, 2015
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Rachel Bell's "Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy," a short collection containing all the charms of her fellow 'alt lit' writers, but unfortunately all the drawbacks as well. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial," by Kenji Yoshino | August 21, 2015
This week Karl Wolff reviews "Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial," by Kenji Yoshino, a history of the case against California Prop 8. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Between the World and Me," by Ta-Nehisi Coates | August 20, 2015
Today at CCLaP, Chris Schahfer reviews Ta-Nahisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," an inquiry into modern American race relations. Says Chris, "Between the World and Me is a reminder of why I read." | Read entire entry

American Odd: "California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture," by Jim Heimann | August 7, 2015
Karl Wolff continues his essay series, "American Odd," with "California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture," by Jim Heimann, a fascinating history of roadside attractions, the Muffler Man, and the Wienermobile. | Read entire entry

Stalking the Behemoth: "Infinite Jest," by David Foster Wallace | August 6, 2015
Today at CCLAP, Chris Schahfer reviews David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest as part of his "Stalking the Behemoth" series. He praises the book for "brilliantly crafted language, exquisite attention to detail, a great matchup of form and content, and characters that jump off the page." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee | August 4, 2015
After a six-month hiatus, Jason Pettus is finally back and writing book reviews for CCLaP, starting today with this extended look at Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," her controversial 50-years-in-the-making sequel to "To Kill A Mockingbird." | Read entire entry