A Makeup Artist and Writer Looking to Get Deep

Episode 6

Niko Maragos is a makeup artist and writer. On this week’s episode, we learn some shocking news about eyebrow trends, plus we recommend great books for people who loved Circe or Detransition Baby.

Round 1 Picks

The Ingenious Language by Andrea Marcolongo

Green Girl by Kate Zambreno

The World Does Not Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott

Round 2 Picks

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Wake Siren by Nina MacLaughlin 

Strip: Poems by Jessica Abughattas

Featured Bookstores

Beaverdale Books in Des Moines, IA

For Keeps in Atlanta, GA

Papercuts JP in Boston, MA


The winning bookstore is For Keeps, which doesn’t often sell new books. You should check out their store, however, especially their amazing merch!

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.