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The Shadow Doctors

The underground race to spread medical knowledge as the Syrian regime erases it.<p>On a recent Tuesday evening in London, the surgeon David Nott attended a dinner at Bluebird, an upscale Chelsea restaurant. The room was packed with doctors, renowned specialists who had come for the annual consultants’ …

Middle East

Why Edmund White Is One of Our Country’s Best Living Writers

In the wake of the Orlando murders and during LGBT pride month, I have been looking to the elders of the literary queer community for wisdom and context. I’ve been reading lesbian poet, essayist, and self-proclaimed woman warrior Audre Lorde. I’ve been reading gay essayist and novelist James …

Literature

Are we in a new Golden Age of women crime writers? The five new crime novels you must read

In the Golden Age of crime fiction decades ago, women writers (largely speaking) reigned supreme. And although the balance of genders has evened out …

10 Lessons My Mother’s Death Taught Me About Healing & Happiness

<b>“Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be.” ~Joan Didion</b><p>This spring marked ten years since I lost my mother. One ordinary Thursday, …