In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students from nearby South Broward High School have walked out from class and staged protests to call for action on gun control.
Of all the longstanding, beloved subgenres of romance novel, among my personal favorites and also perhaps the most specific is the Regency, set around the same time as Jane Austen. Like Austen, the setting has been occupied by everyone from feminists to conservative evangelicals. Author Cat Sebastian uses the setting…
Would it surprise you to learn that half the Winter Olympics team of Finland is knitting as a stress-reduction measure? No? I didn’t think so.
If you can even believe it, Prince Harry left the house for a royal engagement without Meghan Markle. This time he got to serve pasta to children, and he didn’t even nearly get bitten by a presumably Republican pony.
The #MeToo movement has sparked a reckoning about power, sex, and consent that has already reached deep into the entertainment industry, inspiring conversations about how to build better a popular culture. Perhaps the most frustrating attitude that this has flushed out of the underbrush is that consent can’t be sexy,…
Tessa Thompson is taking on the role of Doris Payne, the (now) 87-year-old woman who’s pulled so many jewel heists she makes Danny Ocean look like a lazy chump.
I’ve been a romance reader for pushing two decades, hooked by their unapologetic commitment to women as main characters and endless interest in the fine-grained specifics of human emotion. But the last year has only deepened my appreciation for the genre, which has provided a refuge from political turbulence, even as…
As the United Kingdom marks the one hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Labour party wants to pardon the country’s suffragettes for laws broken in pursuit of the vote. However, not everybody thinks this is a good idea.
Hilary Duff has been cast as Sharon Tate, the Valley of the Dolls star horrifically murdered by Manson family members in 1969.
Any mom or Boy Scout could tell you that a lot of “emergency management” is being prepared beforehand. Perhaps FEMA should take a note?
Here is the trailer for Melissa McCarthy’s latest coproduction with husband Ben Falcone, Life of the Party, which follows the adventures of a newly single mother who decides to return to college for her degree. The same college, in fact, as her daughter attends.
This weekend brought one of the most intriguing questions of Harry and Meghan’s wedding to a boil: Is Sarah Ferguson, erstwhile HRH, the original Fergie, invited?
Turns out that Lactalis, a multinational dairy business based in France, might have been selling powdered milk products—including infant formula—contaminated with salmonella for more than a decade. Great.
Americans love the Instant Pot, the electric pressure cooker that can cook practically anything! But are they also, perhaps, a tad bit scared of the Instant Pot? Just a little?
Canada is changing the lyrics to its national anthem, “O Canada,” so they’re more gender neutral.
An NBC project that’s been in the works for years is finally moving again: The Gilded Age, with the Downton Abbey team attached. So basically it’s America’s Vanderpump Rules to Britain’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
In the wake of the horrifying abuse revelations about sports doctor Larry Nassar, recently sentenced to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting nearly 200 gymnasts, the House of Representatives has passed a law that aims to strengthen protections for young athletes.
Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in fall 2017, FEMA has been providing emergency supplies of food and water to the island. But the agency has announced that aid will end at the end of the month.
Winds of change are blowing into the land of Greater Fauxlandia, where it’s always an amalgam of Disney’s The Sword in the Stone and let’s say circa 1530: A queen now reigns at Medieval Times.