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harrison-solow's picture
Sep.13.2010
  "What do you mean by being here?" asked the shape in a sort of cross voice and nudged Barnaby in the ribs again with his lance. Now if there was one thing Barnaby did not like, it was to be poked. He didn't like verbal pokes and he didn't like physical pokes. He stood up then and looked up...
harrison-solow's picture
Apr.22.2010
Men Creating Men In Robert Silverberg's World's Fair 1992,the young hero, Bill, is projected into an adult world, in which he must prove himself to be equal to the men around him. He has won a competition by writing an essay about life on other planets, and the prize is a trip to and a job at, the...
dashka-slater's picture
Mar.16.2010
This week I read that 2010 may be the tipping point year in which more U.S. children are born to families of color than to white. That means that in the very near future, the majority of American children’s book readers will fall into the category we now call “minority.” Are the majority of the...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.05.2010
12-year-old boys in Switzerland now have their own condoms to fit them snugly. At £4.70 for a packet of six, it is meant to help the guys. Research head Nancy Bodmer said, “The result that shocked us concerned young boys who display apparently risky behaviour. They have more of a tendency not to...
dashka-slater's picture
Mar.02.2010
A few minutes ago I received a rant by email from my friend Sharon Levin. She was infuriated because she'd just come back from a conference at which people kept talking about how boys wouldn't be interested in books with girl protagonists or even with a girl on the cover. One presenter even held...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Feb.17.2010
The other side of fifty, Seems like a dangerous place,Where no one will appreciate, My lack of "pretty face."And oh, the fear of aging, On which I contemplate,Rears its ugly head, To decide for me my fate.And what about my body, When it's not so taut and lean?Will I find that I've...
crista-cloutier's picture
Jan.05.2010
It was with no small amount of trepidation that I approached a sung evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral. I knew it would be big and traditional, and so I imagined the worst. Dull. We've all attended those services during which a tired congregation sighs through the words without any sort of...
geri-spieler's picture
Dec.27.2009
The Road Out Of Hell-- Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville MurdersBy Anthony Flacco with Jerry ClarkUnion Square Press; 285 pages, $24.95               It's not often we get to hear the story from the victim of a serial killer as we do in this sensitively written account of...
david-moolten's picture
Dec.18.2009
  Kid’s bangs blending with tall grass, we watched Them cross the lot, some stumbling already, brush Aside the door, entering a place that wanted No part of us. What went on in there? We wondered and wished we could know and better Than know. The red slab swung wide then slammed,And like the...
sangay-glass's picture
Sep.23.2009
The Diamonds and Rust Series is a trubute to all the people I never said goodbye to.  I gave up my first love for a boy, and boy ... did I regret it. But there's a valuable lesson about relationships in this true tale of a boy and a horse that started long ago. I was born a cowgirl, but my...