The Year of Reading Women: Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel makes for a good literary celebrity around here: She’s won the Booker Prize twice, and the stage adaptations of her winning books are doing well. She’s progressed so far in the celebrity circus that her views are now “controversial” (the media love bringing up her words about the Duchess of Cambridge, although nobody […]

Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 3/8

Today, dear ones, I want to know: What would you die for? I know, that’s getting a little deep for a Tuesday afternoon but it’s been on my mind.

Pop Culture

Television: Teacher, Mother, Secret Lover

So who here has ever tried giving up TV, either for a set period of time or permanently? The only time I ever tried was one year in high school when I gave up “active” TV watching for Lent. What that meant was I could never pick watching television as my own activity; however, if […]