Juliet Powell

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‘Evilest White Woman on Earth’: The Criminal Injustice of Terra Morehead

Warning: This story is not about America’s criminal-justice system.<p>In this story, America’s criminal-justice system is a parable. In this story, …

Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters are set to liberalize one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws by a margin of 68 percent to 32 percent, an exit poll showed on Friday, following one of the highest reported turnouts for a referendum.<p>A woman looks at a new mural of Savita Halappanavar with …

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7 Sci-Fi Novels for When You Want to Laugh

When characters discover new worlds, take on galactic invaders, time travel or gain extraordinary powers, it can lead to heroic, epic adventures—or …

What drew you to Virginie Despentes’s work? Frank Wynne (FW): I have been reading Virginie Despentes’s

<i>Frank Wynne is shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for his translation of</i> <i>Virginie Despentes’s</i> Vernon Subutex 1<i>.</i><p><b>Words Without</b> …

Object of Desire: Elegant Ceramic Planters from Hasami Porcelain

New from Hasami Porcelain, one of our favorite purveyors of Japanese ceramics: planters in two sizes and three colors, each made in Japan of a mix of …

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton review – Quantum Leap meets Agatha Christie

With time loops, body swaps and a psychopathic footman, this is a dazzling take on the murder mystery<p>Some books are a gift to the marketing department. The folks at Raven, a newish crime imprint at Bloomsbury, have described this one as “<i>Gosford Park</i> meets <i>Inception</i>, by way of Agatha Christie”. It’s …

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Gardening Tips: The Best Flowers for Bees

There is a startling epidemic lately in the decrease of the bee populace. Bees play the vital role of pollination, so how can we set up a garden that …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

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Cyber Monday 2016: 10 Best Deals for Garden and Design

Although more people shopped over this year’s Thanksgiving weekend than in 2015, they managed to spend less, says the National Retail Federation. …

Why "Peblum" Is a Decidedly Different Take on the Toga Epic

By Edward Gauvin April 12, 2016<p>Books<p><i>How Blutch’s graphic novel</i> Peplum <i>shatters the</i> Satyricon.<p>In an interview after <i>Peplum</i>’s first publication in book form, Blutch tells of a reader who asked him why he was such a difficult author. “But I don’t feel like I’m difficult at all!” he exclaimed. “I don’t …

17 Snow Day Activities for Kids and Adults

Winter storms are no joke, y’all. With hours spent holed up in your apartment and cabin fever taking its toll, those snow days can make you (and the kiddos) a bit stir crazy. If you’re lucky enough to have the day off with your little ones, keep yourselves busy with a few fun activities and snow …

Marcus Samuelsson on the Ethiopian Spice He Can't Live Without

In the recurring series Souvenir Stories, Emily Spivack asks accomplished storytellers about memorable objects they’ve brought home from their …

Aldous Huxley, Dying of Cancer, Left This World Tripping on LSD (1963)

Aldous Huxley put himself forever on the intellectual map when he wrote the dystopian sci-fi novel <i>Brave New World</i> in 1931. (Listen to Huxley …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at you, right where I’ve drawn my circle, …

The Dark Origins of 11 Classic Nursery Rhymes

In the canon of great horror writing, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley tend to dominate the craft. But …

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10 Latino Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Take a break from binge-watching <i>Orange is the New Black</i> and click on these flicks featuring Latino leads on Netflix. Thank us later!

Portraits of Immigrants Arriving in the United States in the Early 1900s

Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay was the busiest immigrant inspection station in the United States at the dawn of the 20th century, with millions …

Anorexic woman's dramatic transformation

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Here's What Actually Happens When You Start Lifting Weights

Welcome to Swole City. Population: You.

16 Fun Facts About The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Why 16 things? Because 42 things would have been far too long. <b></b><p><b>1. ACTUAL HITCHHIKING INSPIRED THE SERIES.</b> <b></b><p>The idea for <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the</i> …

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A Girl Was Bullied For Liking Star Wars, And Was Helped In The Best Way

Layla was being teased at school in Virginia for wearing an R2-D2 jacket and <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> shirt. After hearing about this, the local …

7 Best Cheeses for Grilled Cheese

Here, the best meltable cheeses for a grilled cheese and the sandwiches to make with them.<p>In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin …

Don't Lose Your Best Employees Because of These 7 HR Blunders

Don't lose your best employees to your biggest competitors because of HR mistakes.<p>Every company has its star employees--the ones who've been there through thick and thin, who show up early, stay late, and even work their off days when necessary. You might think these employees are as committed to …

The Lonely End

In aging Japan, thousands die alone and unnoticed every year. Toru Koremura is there to clean up what they leave behind.<p>Three months ago in an …

Ombre Ice-Cream Cake

We need to discuss two very important things: ombré and ice-cream cake. First of all, ombré--that gradual shift in color from light to dark--isn't just a way to dye your hair. Next, ice-cream cake isn't something you should be afraid to make in your own kitchen. And when you put the two together, …

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Prison Born

What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.<p>Alyssa mayer was four months pregnant the day a police officer showed up at her motel room in Kingston, New York. It was …