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Religious Freedom Day, 2018

President Trump declared January 16, 2018, Religious Freedom Day, citing in his proclamation prominent cases in which the current administration has sided with conservative Christian proponents who invoke the cause of religious liberty to exempt themselves from observance of certain anti-discrimination laws. 135 more words

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CONTEST WINNERS: Show Us Your Short-Shorts Editors' Prize

Please join us in congratulating the winners and finalists of our first flash fiction contest!

Each winner receives prize money and publication in our Spring 2018 Print Issue (out in April), as well as online publication on January 29. 84 more words

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Review: Little Deaths

In brief ★★★★

Emma Flint’s debut tells of a horrific crime and the fear, biases and obsessions that result. The writing is taut and the atmosphere intense amid an oppressive summer setting in 1960s New York. 396 more words

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Review: Their Brilliant Careers

In brief ★★★★

Witty and irreverent, Their Brilliant Careers tells of the interconnected lives of 16 Australian authors who never lived, and was awarded the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award. 42 more words

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Back catalogue: Sourdough

In brief ★★★★

A fun fusion of food, technology and mystery, Sourdough charts coder Lois Clary’s journey from robot support worker to underground farmers’ market baker, as the dough starter a local restauranteur gives her changes her life. 41 more words

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The secret Satanism of Babette's sensual feast of earthly delights

Every year at New Year’s, my wife and I take in a few tried and true movies to get us inspired to live the good life in the coming twelve months. 173 more words

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Review: Goodbye Vitamin

In brief ★★★★

Rachel Khong’s debut novel Goodbye, Vitamin is a beautiful story about thirty-year old Ruth’s year spent caring for her father, a former history professor with Alzheimer’s. 331 more words

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