Karima Bennoune on Women's Rights
Cultural Heritage and Women’s Rights

Karima Bennoune explains why cultural rights are women’s rights. Bennoune has received numerous awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2014) for her recent book, “Your Fatwa …

Elizabeth Magie, Inventor of Monopoly
How Monopoly Was Invented: The Anti-Capitalist Board Game

In 1903, Elizabeth Magie filed a patent for The Landlord’s Game. The game had two sets of rules: one where players were rewarded when they bought up property and destroyed the competition, and one where players created shared wealth.

How Chronic Lyme Disease Changed My Life
How Chronic Lyme Disease Changed My Life

After numerous doctors confirmed that I did not have Lyme disease, one doctor finally told me I did. I cried of happiness.

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Book Review: Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
Pages: Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle

My grandmother introduced me to “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. “It was her favorite book,” I’d say, “and I was her favorite grandchild.”

Book Review: Marguerite Duras, The Lover
Pages: Marguerite Duras’ The Lover

Rejection is either an act or a state of being. Marguerite Duras explores both in “The Lover,” an autobiography that itself rejects conventional prose …