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“The Alehouse at the End of the World:” An Apocalyptic Romp

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A romantic quest, talking birds, and souls imprisoned in clam shells, The Alehouse at the End of the World (Forest Avenue Press) is as wild as it sounds. Stevan Allred has given us a tale that mixes fables, Shakespearean comedy, and a journey through the underworld that will make us question all our own far-reaching fantasies about the afterlife. Mixing pop culture with myths passed on for centuries, this unique story follows a fisherman on a personal mission to reunite with his deceased wife in the Isle of the Dead. Without losing the tenacity of his original purpose, the fisherman takes on a whole new mission to save the undead world from being consumed entirely by the monster Kamah who reigns…

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Jenny Slate is Winning with a New Commercial and Collection of Feminist Fables

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Actress and comedian Jenny Slate has been winning! She had us all in stitches on Parks and Recreation as Mona-Lisa Saperstein and since then, she’s starred in a variety of shows and movies like Lady Dynamite, Zootopia, and Girls. Last week, Slate not only debuted an Old Navy holiday ad, she also announced that she is writing her first book: a collection of feminist essays and fables. Though she’s a very funny lady on-screen, Slate has always been very serious, and outspoken on her opinions about feminism and womanhood. Slate clearly defines herself as a woman who’s life and success are her own, even responding to queries that her relationship with actor Chris Evans may be a benefit of fame. “There are so many women spoken…

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