Susan G Yeates

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Rare Jane Austen Fragment Found

A piece of paper with Jane Austen’s handwriting has been discovered. Part of a sermon written by her brother, the paper also contains what’s …

10 Must-Read Books for February

It’s only the second month of 2014, and we already have a bunch of books to jot down for end-of-year list consideration. We’ve still likely got a …

If you manage your time terribly, you’ll get more done

I’m terrible at doing what people tell me I should do, but I still get things done. I’m not sure why this is, but here is my best guess:<p><b>I manage my desires more than my time.</b><p>In high school, I never seemed to find time to do homework I didn’t want to do. It got so bad that in 1969 my high school …

Who Will Guard The Guardian?

The newspaper's editor defends Edward Snowden-related scoops with flimsy, self-contradictory reasoning.<p>In a recent essay in the <i>New York Review of Books</i>, Alan Rusbridger, the editor of <i>The</i> <i>Guardian</i>, employs three arguments to justify his publication of leaked documents whose release has caused major …

Rene Ricard, Poet, Painter, Art Critic and Warhol Superstar, Dead

René Ricard, an influential poet, painter, art critic and actor in Andy Warhol's films, has died, <i>Rolling Stone</i> has learned. His age was estimated to …

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The Strange Science Behind Virgin Births

Turns out that nun who gave birth to a child named after the Pope is in good company in the long history of virgin births. Professor Candida Moss on …

Chang-rae Lee: How I Write

The Korean-American writer, whose new dystopian novel is On Such a Full Sea, speaks about his first failed book, his favorite assignment for his …

The Woman Who Stopped a School Shooting

A man walked into a Georgia school with an AK-47 and a duffel bag full of ammunition. Antoinette Tuff, who tried to kill herself nine months earlier, …

A Better Way to Roast Sweet Potatoes

<i>Every other Thursday,</i> <b>Gena Hamshaw</b> <i>of the blog</i> <b>Choosing Raw</b> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: If you're not roasting your sweet potatoes in coconut oil, you should start. Tonight.</i><p>I don’t think I need to sell anyone on sweet potatoes. They’re nature’s idea of …

Divorce for Captain & Tennille, 'Love Will Keep Us Together' duo

Children of the kitschy '70s, we're all latchkey kids now: The Captain & Tennille are getting divorced.<p>Toni Tennille, 73, real name Cathryn Antoinette Tennille, filed for divorce from the "Captain," Daryl Dragon, 71, in an Arizona courthouse Thursday, according to RumorFix. People later confirmed …

The Defiant Parents: Testing’s Discontents

Anna Allanbrook, the principal of the Brooklyn New School, a public elementary school in Carroll Gardens, has long considered the period of standardized testing that arrives every spring to be a necessary, if unwelcome, phase of the school year. Teachers and kids would spend limited time preparing …

Out Loud: “Dr. Strangelove” Was Right

This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove.” The movie’s comedy is simultaneously over-the-top outrageous (with characters like General Jack D. Ripper and Buck Turgidson) and disturbingly realistic. In fact, as Eric Schlosser writes, many details of …

When Is a Shopping Scandal Like a Sex Scandal?

Reading through the indictment of Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia, and his wife, Maureen, one gets the same feeling as when hearing about a particularly low-grade political sex scandal—the kind marked by petty desperation and lacking in romance. It’s not so much the accoutrements, …