Let’s not forget Bob Woodward’s role in the Rob Porter mess as well. I know everyone has a crush on Woodard right now, but he deliberately downplayed and misled his audience on the specific domestic violence details to preserve that access he loves so much. Read more
my daughter gets paid $20/hour to watch her former HS teacher’s kindergartener while she learns and the mom teaches. I don’t know what the mom is going to do once my daughter leaves but I also can’t help thinking of the teachers who are doing double duty without help, as well as the really little kids who maybe are… Read more
If you don’t know the kind of women to whom Kim is relatable, I envy you. There’s a lot of ignorant shouty women out there (who value their own irreverence and see their toleration of Trump’s glaring character flaws as evidence of their own political pragmatism and general “open-mindedness”) and she is yelling right… Read more
So judging from the comments on here, there’s just not really a way to offer criticism of a Democratic ticket (which I’m voting for.) You just can’t do it or you personally want Trump to reign forever. Even if it’s not so much criticism as it is personal feelings surrounding something you are told is supposed to mean… Read more
I have to say, as a person whose parents are fresh off the boat and who is not part of one of the more popular Christian denominations, this piece is spot on. I have never heard the people of any other (largely) Christian country go on and on about Jesus the way Americans do. The irony being that the true god in this… Read more
I am a Sittenfeld superfan — I’ve read everything since Prep — so there’s no way I’m not going read this too. She did a good job with American Wife, but that was waaaaaay more speculative (not just different names, but different details, from the president’s family’s birth order to their home state to the first family… Read more
Thank you. We don’t always know we’re doing the right thing for our kids. We just try our best! This time, I happened to do the right thing!
The chapter which describes a horse at war is scathing, with Sewell’s entire Quaker feeling aroused against it. When you look at Victorian literature, and especially children’s literature, war is generally presented as something ennobling and worthy. I don’t think I’ve read anything as scathing about battle written… Read more
I read anything horse related as a girl; Marguerite Henry, those riding club chapter books (can’t think of the series), but especially Black Beauty. I was shocked as an adult to reread and realize it was basically Uncle Tom’s cabin for horses. I got mad as a kid that movies changed things, but damn they must have had… Read more
I reread this book every year or so; I also have loved it since childhood. I think Sewell says some very timeless things about religion (and the hypocrisy of some who practice it), and class, and humanity. For all that Black Beauty starts out working for the aristocracy, I think the longest section of the book is… Read more
Definitely Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Greg Wise from the Ang Lee movie, but I love love love Hattie Morahan and Dan Stevens as Elinor and Edward in the BBC version.
JUSTICE FOR MIRANDA
I just want to say this discussion is the best thing that’s happened this year. I’m here for it. I love it. Thank you from the bottom of my anxiety ridden Jane Austen worshipping heart.