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Typhoid Mary

Giving New Life to an Old Story

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

Typhoid Mary. It is a name so well-known it has become an idiom in American English, referring to a transmitter not just of disease, but of anything harmful or catastrophic. But who was Typhoid Mary? In her rich, sympathetic, provocative historical novel Fever, Mary Beth Keane explores the woman behind the infamy.

The Abandoned NYC Island You Didn't Know Existed

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.05.2014 | Travel

An island and its medical facilities abandoned after forced drug rehabilitation becomes wrought with corruption, and its residents never to return aga...

Typhoid Mary Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science

How exactly was the Irish immigrant known as Typhoid Mary able to infect about 50 people in New York City in the early 1900s without succumbing to the...

Characters Stranger Than Fiction

Maryka Biaggio | Posted 06.17.2013 | Home
Maryka Biaggio

Who hasn't tossed out the adage "truth is stranger than fiction" after hearing some absurd but true tale? In fact, the saying has turned cliché from overuse. But when it comes to fiction writers, reanimating the lives of real people is a serious matter.

GOP: Lack of Insurance Revokes Sanctity of Life

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In the case of fetuses and rich people, Republicans insist on the sanctity of life. But in the case of destitute people, infants who imprudently choose working-poor parents and struggling young adults the GOP says there's nothing sacred about their lives.

Germs Don't Care If You Are Legal Or Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Do you really want to limit vaccinations only to people who have legal documents, or would you rather everyone get inoculated? Remember, those you exclude will likely have some sort of contact with either you, your kids, or the food you eat at some point.