Category Archives: Culture

American Swagger: Have We Earned It?

So I was watching tennis recently on TV (when I should have been making edits on my novel). Mary Carillo and Lindsay Davenport were calling a match between Angelique Kerber, the German player who is currently #1 in the world … Continue reading

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The Enemy Is Us

Shortly after 9/11, I got a call from the FBI , wanting to talk to me about the incident because of my involvement in the international women’s peace movement Women In Black. I told reporters then that if the FBI … Continue reading

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Who Killed Fiction (and Why)?

If you want to feel really good about your community, publish a book. That’s what I learned last year. I thought releasing my first novel, after such a long process, would make me feel good about myself. But instead, it … Continue reading

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Fear Culture and the Misappropriation of Safe Space

Three weeks ago, the New York Times ran a pretty nasty op-ed by a woman named Judith Shulevitz, ridiculing efforts by college students to make their campuses “safe” or “safer”.  Ms Shulevitz focused on efforts to shield students from the … Continue reading

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