Allison Badger

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The GOP’s Birth-Control Trojan Horse

The right wants to use religion as an excuse to legally discriminate against gays and unmarried women—and, ultimately, anyone who doesn’t share their …

A Christmas Ice Storm

A massive storm swept across the Midwest and parts of Canada yesterday, encasing everything in thick ice, downing trees and power lines, and making travel nearly impossible just before Christmas. An estimated 500,000 people are without power today, as utility crews work to clear and repair the …

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The Secret, Contentious History of Maps

A new book shows that mapmaking, from today’s Google Earth and GPS navigation to Ptolemy in the second century, has always been a quarrelsome science.<p>…

The Phoenix Crisis

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Sanders<p>A storm is brewing. Eager war fleets patrol the edges of human space, waiting.<p>The leaders of the Phoenix Conspiracy are poised to usher in The Hour of Ascension. And it is up to Calvin to expose the conspiracy before the Empire collapses in a firestorm of civil war.<p>Deadly …

2312

• <b>Author:</b> Kim Stanley Robinson<p><b>Winner of the Nebula Award for Best SF Novel of the Year</b><br>The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, …

Sorcery & Cecelia

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia C. Wrede<p><b>Two girls contend with sorcery in England’s Regency age</b>Since they were children, cousins Kate and Cecelia have been inseparable. But in 1817, as they approach adulthood, their families force them to spend a summer apart. As Cecelia fights boredom in her small country town, …

The Last Policeman

• <b>Author:</b> Ben H. Winters<p><b>Winner of the 2013 Edgar® Award Winner for Best Paperback Original!</b><br>What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? <br>Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six …

It's time for teen fantasy heroines to grow up. http://www.themillions.com/2013/11/time-for-teen-fantasy-heroines-to-grow-up.html

Awful Library Books

Is it a Choice? Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbians<br>Marcus<br>1993<p>The Unofficial Gay Manual: Living the …

Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter

How much are lost sounds worth? That's a complicated question. Record collectors have been jacking up the value of rare music since at least the swing era, when the writer Leonard Feather popularized the term "moldy fig" to describe jazz fans who only liked the old stuff. As time went on and the …

Kelly Clarkson Proves We Should Stop Asking Celebrities If They’re Feminists

Kelly Clarkson gave an interview to TIME magazine recently, a propos of very little as it happened. But she was asked the question that it seems a …

No Ordinary Time

• <b>Author:</b> Doris Kearns Goodwin<p><b>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize</b><p><i>No Ordinary Time</i> is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together …

Book of Ages

• <b>Author:</b> Jill Lepore<p><b>National Book Award Finalist</b><p>From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an …

The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

• <b>Author:</b> Alan Taylor<p>Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History<p>"Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street Journal<br>Frederick Douglass recalled that slaves living along Chesapeake Bay …

Axe men's body spray: What happens when a woman wears it for a week?

Probably if I had watched the commercials first, I would never have undertaken this whole stupid experiment. Axe commercials? Awful. They are the …

5 Series You Probably Missed as a Kid (But Should Read as an Adult)

In my freshman year of college, I learned that a kid down the hall had never seen <i>Star Wars</i>. None of it. He had actually never heard of Luke Skywalker …