Kickass Women in History: Jill Heinerth

This month’s Kickass Women in History doubles as a book review. Jill Heinerth is a cave diver who recently published Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver. Heinerth specializes in exploring new underwater caves. She is also a writer, photographer, and filmmaker. Heinerth grew up in Canada, near Toronto. She learned to dive

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What the Speaker Bercow Stories Failed to Say

For many Americans, particularly progressive Americans dismayed at all but a handful of Republicans’ willingness to criticize President Trump, this parliamentary insurgency to thwart Johnson has made Bercow a British role-model. Appealing as this narrative is, however, it contains significant omissions. Bercow’s resignation this week was not merely a punctuation point in the magical-realist telenovela

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The Jets, the Bills, and the Art of Losing

Our favorite poet/sports correspondent is back, this time with some very strong feelings about football. Photo: Rowan Ricardo Phillips “We’re from Buffalo. Obviously. That’s why we’re driving through this tunnel with you.” It was Sunday, around noon. I was in a car with three men more or less my age. When driving through a tunnel

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The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

B+ The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis September 10, 2019 · Berkley Mystery/Thriller Oh my goodness, this book made me just ridiculously happy. The Vanished Bride is the first of what I hope will be many in the Bronte Sisters Mysteries series. I found this book to be surprisingly true to what I know about

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Cover Snark: A New Animorph

Happy Cover Snark Day, everyone! From Chris: The chest hair on this cover seems so…realistic? Close up: Elyse: He’s gonna get rope burn. Sarah: I have this impulse to bring the photo to my aesthetician and ask, “Is that too short to wax? It is, right?” I estimate that’s about 6 days of hair growth,

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