P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 1996 with Sara Habein

Friends, 1996 is one of my all-time favorite years, and it was also a leap year. Pick out your favorite babydoll tee and gather round the wayback machine, because it’s time to say goodbye to Jessica Fletcher.

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Etiquette: Houseguest Edition

It’s pretty safe to say that at one point or another, we will all be someone else’s houseguest, whether it be at the home of a family member or a friend. In the words of the surprisingly promiscuous Benjamin Franklin, “Fish and visitors stink after three days.”  Read More Etiquette: Houseguest Edition

Vanilla Ice Stars in “The Most Random Show Ever”

I don’t know about you, but when I heard that Vanilla Ice was going to learn tips and tricks from the Amish on how to build a house and then share it via his television show, I thought, “That makes sense.” Read More Vanilla Ice Stars in “The Most Random Show Ever”

“Horrendous, Barbaric, and Inhumane”: Savita’s Death Ruled Medical Misadventure

The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary. Read More “Horrendous, Barbaric, and Inhumane”: Savita’s Death Ruled Medical Misadventure

Ask A Librarian: Funny, Funny, Funny

I really enjoy fiction books that are humorous, fantastical and absurd, with lots of interesting details and great world building, like everything by Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer and Walter Moers (although he isn’t that well known in the non-German speaking world, I believe), as well as things like Harry Potter, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede and the Howl’s Moving Castle series. I recently started reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde and am liking it so far, too. Read More Ask A Librarian: Funny, Funny, Funny

Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day Two”

When “Children of Earth” originally aired, there was a new episode every night for five nights. It was brilliant because the tension of each episode carried immediately over into the next night. Read More Retro Recap: Torchwood “Children of Earth, Day Two”