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'Speaking in Bones,' A Conversation With Kathy Reichs

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist and a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She's the author of the bestselling series featuring Temperance Brennan, who is also a forensic anthropologist. Kathy's the producer of the hit TV series Bones.

Alan Turing Helped Save the World & They Persecuted Him

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I usually find TV award shows as primarily fluff and hype, and they rarely stir deep emotions in me. However, listening to Benedict Cumberbatch's acceptance speech in the Best Actor category at the American Film Awards ceremonies for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the film "The Imitation Game" brought me to tears.

A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of historical thrillers, including the Cotton Malone adventure series.

First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles

Where Are the Great Speeches by Women?

Gerit Quealy | Posted 01.19.2013 | Women
Gerit Quealy

So, I was left with this: Maybe men don't know how to write soaring women's speeches. Maybe they have no idea what they would say. And maybe women don't either.

The Queen Mother's Prim And Proper Style

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Whether she was touring the copper mines in southern Africa or waving from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, was nev...

Richard III

Vicky Shorr | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Vicky Shorr

This play, he told us, can in fact be viewed as a propaganda piece, justifying that act of usurpation. Shakespeare? As an apparatchik? Who knew??

'Slut' Limbaugh and the Virgin Queen

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Gregory

Newsflash: it's not 1558 or even 1958. A woman doesn't have to be a virgin or a wife to be respected, any more than a man's value as a citizen is defined by his sexual activity or marital status.