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Neanderthals: The First Old Boy Clubs

In the early days of space flight, young women also wanted to become astronauts, but it was white guys only.…

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Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting Mary Gauthier St Martin’s Essentials $27.99 Not another “feel-good”…

A Word In Edgewise: Step By Step

Photo courtesy of BigStock/rdonar Change comes on little cat feet, creeping into our midst. “New” startles, causing outrage or rejoicing,…

A Word In Edgewise: The Never-Ending Search

Photo courtesy of BigStock/yobro While three of this issue’s “Books” choices covered a near eighty-year timespan, it struck me that…

Books: 681

  The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture Grace Perry St. Martins Griffin $16.99 Perry, who came to…

A Word In Edgewise: A Year … and How Many More?

It’s been a year. A long year. Those terrible nine-plus-minutes in the last moments of George Floyd’s life have been…

A Word In Edgewise: Both Hands On The Plow

You never know, when you’re down, what power may lie in a friend’s casual words. While exchanging semi-annual greetings with…

Books: 679

CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans Henry T. Greely $27.95 Well before Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier…

A Word In Edgewise: Just Another Bead On The String

Nothing says “Mortality” like the amplified slap-whoosh-squeak of your blood toiling to oxygenate your brain. I recently had that pleasure. A…

Books: 677

Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore Patric Richardson with Karin B. Miller Flatiron Books $25.99 “Love is…” “…a…

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