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Book review: Chicana history comes to life

Book review: Chicana history comes to life

“Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory” beautifully tells the side of history that is often forgotten or incorrect. Emma Pérez’s historical fiction novel captures the violence, betrayal and struggle a Chicana lesbian cowgirl faces after the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Micaela Campos must hide her identity and sexuality while searching for a group […]

Met Reviews: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Met Reviews: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi was always torn between his love for literature and his affinity for the sciences. When it came to his career, he decided to pursue science and attended medical school, eventually becoming a brain surgeon. 36 years old and in the midst of operating on numerous patients with a number of medical infractions, Kalanithi becomes sick […]

Book Club: ‘All the Light We Cannot See’

Book Club: ‘All the Light We  Cannot See’

At the beginning of every month The Metropolitan will be introducing a book selected by someone within our office. At the end of the month, we will review the book and share what we thought. This month, Editor in Chief Mary Kate Newton has chosen “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. “All […]

Review: ‘You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)’

Review: ‘You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)’

Felicia Day is the leading lady in geek culture, with work ranging from the YouTube Web series “The Guild,” to being a character in the video game “Dragon Age II,” to being in TV shows such as “Supernatural.” The release of her book “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” lets fans delve deeper into […]

Book review: “Sublime” sinister romance done right

Book review: “Sublime” sinister romance done right

Lucy is already dead, that’s the only thing she remembers about herself.  While wandering and hoping for answers, she finds Colin. She immediately feels like he has an important role in her afterlife and does everything she can to get closer to him. “Sublime” is a paranormal romance story, but it’s unlike many of others […]

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