Graphic Novelist Anya Ulinich Has Applied to Become a City Bureaucrat

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Aug. 27 2014 6:18 PM

Happy People Falling in Love Makes for a Boring Story

The Gist learns how Anya Ulinich’s new graphic novel is both graphic (sexually) and novel (inventive).

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In the graphic novel, Lena Finkle discovers online dating apps.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy of Penguin Books.

Listen to Episode 80 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Republicans, like all marketers, want to reach Latinos. Or do they? On The Gist, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto from the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs explains how the GOP varies its approach for courting Latino votes during midterm elections. Plus, Anya Ulinich shares how her experiences with online dating influenced her graphic novel Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel. For the Spiel, the conservative’s tendency to seek out a counter example whenever racial injustice is reported.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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