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Features, Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf: Imagining a New Future with Janelle Monáe and Octavia Butler

This piece is part of Off the Shelf, a column where I give a book recommendation inspired by one of my favorite albums. ...

By Colleen Cowie | November 22, 2019
Features, Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf: Roxane Gay, Mitski, and the Invisible Weight

This piece is part of Off the Shelf, a column where I recommend a book based on an album that I love. Throughout my life...

By Colleen Cowie | October 05, 2019
Features, Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf: Tackling the Beast with Kamasi Washington’s “The Epic” and John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden”

This piece is part of Off the Shelf, a column where I recommend a book based on an album that I love. Throughout my life...

By Colleen Cowie | September 03, 2019
Features, Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf: Finding Common Ground in Stella Donnelly’s “Beware of the Dogs” and Ali Smith’s “Autumn”

Summer, for me, has always been an opportunity to lose myself in the world of books: whether it’s required summer ...

By Colleen Cowie | August 17, 2019