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Barbara Kay: Adolescent fiction has undergone a sea of change since Nancy solved the Mystery of the Old Clock

Last week Nancy Drew, teen detective, celebrated her series’ 85th anniversary of continuous publication. In the 1950s, Nancy still wore demure dresses, drove a snappy blue convertible and called home from a telephone booth. 788 more words

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Illinois peeps, check out - Review: Paul Offit’s ‘Bad Faith’ Explores Casualties of Doctrine

Dr. Paul A. Offit writes about the costs of substituting prayer for medical care, especially in the cases of those without a voice — children.. via NYT Science http://ift.tt/1E1XGKj

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"Quite Calm and Slightly Rejoicing."

I’ve been reading the autobiography of Bayard Veiller, and I’ve been having a lot of fun doing so.

He was a playwright who died in 1943, so a lot of his anecdotes are about actors and actresses who performed on Broadway long before filming became commonplace.  173 more words

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As the hours pass I get used to the motion of the train, the heavy wheels clacking in their grooves, the industrial hum under my seat. 

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Why are men scared of vaginas?

Let me tell you something, men are scared of vaginas. True fact. Ask any man about vaginas and they’ll tell you how many they have been in. 1,135 more words

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Pop Tart: Montreal poet David McGimpsey launches new book

Named by the CBC as one of the ‘Top Ten English-language poets in Canada,’ Montreal author, baseball connoisseur and bon vivant David McGimpsey launches his latest collection of poems, … 790 more words

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Orphan Train

This is the prologue to Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

I hope it makes you want to read the whole book.  :)

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