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Rice,"Contraception and Persecution"

Next month, St. Augustine’s Press will publish Contraception and Persecution by Charles Rice (University of Notre Dame Law School). The publisher’s description follows.

“Contraceptive sex,” wrote social science researcher Mary Eberstadt in 2012, “is the fundamental social fact of our time.” In this important and pointed book, Charles E. 537 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Donna Tartt and Writing

As a reader, I have always gravitated towards non-fiction.  Several years after college, I was invited to join a book club.  This development was exciting – an opportunity for book discussion and expanding my reading life into books I might otherwise overlook.   94 more words

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Books Explore Portrayals of Heroines Across Comics, Films, Literature, Television

By Mary Rogers, COMM student

With media coverage and popular culture interest in women at an all-time high, two Kent State University graduate students decided to explore the new roles women take on in television and in the movies. 518 more words

School Of Communication Studies

Why I volunteered for the Dragon Boat Challenge

I’ve never run a marathon, or a half marathon – in fact the most I’ve run since school cross country is probably the one mile run for breast cancer a few years ago. 252 more words

Story Telling

The Existential Terror of Route 1

Originally written for a Write Club reading.

Recently, my girlfriend Amanda and I went up to Big Sur, and I knew one way to get there was via California State Route 1, which some of you know is a highway directly on the coast, so you have this beautiful view of the Pacific but your car, for miles and inescapable miles, is directly on the edge of the continent, with just a little metal rail separating you from oblivion. 1,304 more words

Ceremonies

Sherpa: queen of the book shop

Meet Sherpa.  She likes nothing better than to hang out in the hammock with a good book.

Sometimes she works in the office, checking out the printing: 48 more words

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Currently Reading - The Buddha Walks into a Bar...

The Buddha Walks into a Bar…: A Guide to Life for a New Generation

This isn’t your grandmother’s book on meditation. It’s about integrating that “spiritual practice” thing into a life that includes beer, sex, and a boss who doesn’t understand you. 30 more words

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