Posts Tagged "LaShawn M. Wanak"

Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the Stumps Down Good

by on May 31, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the Stumps Down Good

14,900 words Rosetta knelt to look at the stump in the corner of her client’s bedroom. It had the likeness of a ten-year-old boy, four feet tall, dressed in an oversized shirt and suspenders, and its features were flawless, from the newsboy’s cap cocked on its tight curls, to its...

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The Power of Anger, Acceptance, and Affirmation in Dirty Computer

by on Sep 20, 2018 in Nonfiction, Slider | 1 comment

The Power of Anger, Acceptance, and Affirmation in Dirty Computer

NONFICTION: LaShawn M. Wanak’s essay about Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty Computer.”

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Clavis Aurea #3: Dean Wells, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, LaShawn M. Wanak, and Yoon Ha Lee

by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Presenting good secondary worlds in short fiction can be a challenge. There simply isn’t a lot of space for worldbuilding. Writers have waged war on the problem using a variety of tactics, but most often short stories resort to using worlds the reader is familiar with: our own, a...

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