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I Like it When

Evy says, she likes it when I read this book…over and over and over and over and over.

This book is a hit with dad too, while I can see some real literary merit in Mary Murphey’s popular, timeless work. 216 more words

Mary Murphy on So You Think You Can Dance & the “the positive human connection” of ballroom dance

“If you would have told me when I was growing up that I would become a professional ballroom dancer, I would have said you were insane.” 1,356 more words

TV & Film

Vicarious menstruation

One aspect of the history of menstruation that is fascinating to a modern reader is the phenomenon of ‘vicarious menstruation’, in which a woman bleeds regularly from another orifice, or even from a wound. 427 more words






Artist Peter Kuper is about to release a new version of his book Kafkaesque, a graphic rendering of several of Franz Kafka’s stories. 61 more words



On Tuesday morning, something special caught our eye over on Twitter. It wasn’t a funny video or an inspirational quote, but a simple hashtag: #picbookday… 759 more words

Friday Reads

Samuel Backler (1784-1870): Family, Thefts and a Changing Career

In which we continue our perusal of the life and times of my 3x g. grandfather, Samuel Backler (1784-1870), tracing the birth and some deaths of his and Mary Pellatt’s children, and witnessing his metamorphosis from apothecary to tobacconist, along with a few brushes on the right side of the law at the Old Bailey. 1,728 more words

Mary Murphy Returning to 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 14

Mary Murphy is returning to the judges’ table on “So You Think You Can Dance,” Variety has learned. Murphy’s return comes as judges Paula Abdul… 253 more words