Ann Leary Likes Scary Stories

What books are on your night stand? On my night stand, always, is a tattered volume of “The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke” and story collections by Raymond Carver and John Cheever because I like poems and short stories when falling asleep, especially when written by fellow depressives and alcoholics. I find Roethke’s poems particularly […]

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Top 10 trans love stories | Books

Writer and historian Morgan M Page recently explained to me that the oldest surviving work by a known author is The Exaltation of Inanna, written by Enheduanna more than 4,000 years ago. Enheduanna was a Mesopotamian Gala priestess, someone assigned male at birth who lived as a woman in service of the goddess Inanna. Her […]

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Defence suggests complainant made up ‘stories’ to get ‘revenge’ on Hoggard

WARNING: This story contains graphic details that are disturbing. TORONTO – Defence lawyers suggested Wednesday that an Ottawa woman fabricated rape allegations about Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard as a “form of revenge” after he physically injured her during consensual sex and hurt her feelings. Lawyers for Hoggard questioned the woman, who is the second complainant […]

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Disney’s brand is stories — and American stories keep evolving

Placeholder while article actions load Recently, Florida’s legislature passed a bill to revoke Walt Disney World Resort’s self-governing Reedy Creek Improvement district. Florida Republicans were retaliating for Disney’s late but vocal opposition to a law limiting the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. Some accused Disney of betraying “family values,” saying the […]

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