Abilities of Writers
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Abilities of Writers

“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.”

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Censoring Breastfeeding?: No Supermoms Allowed!
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Censoring Breastfeeding?: No Supermoms Allowed!

While we are surrounded by breasts constantly in the media (c’mon the rise of “underboob” and “sideboob,” not to mention Miley’s boobs and Kate Upton’s boobs and well, BOOBS!), there is still one kind of breast that is not allowed. Continue reading

Trifection: Kristen Millares Young’s <i>Subduction</i>, Jessica Hendry Nelson’s <i>If Only You People Could Follow Directions</i>, and Lorraine Dorn’s <i>Phrasebook for the Pleiades</i>
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Trifection: Kristen Millares Young’s Subduction, Jessica Hendry Nelson’s If Only You People Could Follow Directions, and Lorraine Dorn’s Phrasebook for the Pleiades

When I hear the word “Trifecta,” I don’t think of horses and betting slips. To me, it sounds like “three” and “perfect”: Trifection.
On a Thursday evening at the Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, where the art is as viscerally demanding as the barkeep is warm and kind, three women read from their new collections. And for an hour we were all close to perfection. Continue reading

SPORTS!: <i> In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court</i>
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SPORTS!: In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court

Britney Griner is AMAZEBALLS (sorry for the capslockslang, but she plays basketball).
Griner, whose on-court skills are likened to Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James, “represents a break from the sexual McCarthyism in women’s sports,” “proudly identifies as butch,” “dresses like a 1920s male dandy,” pulls off argyle socks like nobody’s business, and pretty much just kicks ass all over the place. Continue reading