Book Review: “Assassination Vacation” by Sarah Vowell

Like Susan Orlean, Sarah Vowell tends to write about subjects that, at first glance, don’t seem all that interesting to the layperson or to one not already obsessed. While Orlean tends to bounce around topics – orchids, Rin Tin Tin, bullfighters, etc. – Vowell remains interested in writing about American history. Saying that it is […]


A Brief History of Women in the Armed Forces

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of milestones in women’s involvement in the U.S. military. Obviously, there are quite a few and we’ve had to leave some off, so feel free to contribute your own examples of female U.S. military heroes.